Riding is a life long journey. It takes years to progress a horse properly and it takes decades to learn how to ride effectively in all circumstances. If you are determined to follow your passion and feel from all aspects of life, you will be a great equestrian!
My name is Amber Luce, and I live my dream. I am so blessed to be able to share my knowledge with all who would like to learn.
I have worked for and been influenced by many different trainers and instructors, ridden with some of the worlds greatest riders, and attended clinics with the following: Gale Lampe, Jennifer Smith of Marshland Equestrain Center, Jennifer Smith of Luce Reins Stables, Laura Ward, Karen Pautz, David O-Connor, Caryn Bronowski, Kristal Dilley, Sophie Poschin, Donna Anderson, April Brock, Tammy Masters, and Jon Ensign to name a few. I have always strived to learn as much as I can from each person that I meet in the horse industry. Education never stops.
I have been a part of the Equine Science major at William Woods University where I rode Saddle Seat and Dressage. I have graduated with my Riding Master III from Meredith Manor International Equestrian Center, where I rode Hunter/Jumpers and Dressage. I have successfully trained and competed in Western Pleasure, Saddle Seat, Dressage, Hunters, Jumpers and have experience with Reining. I teach to all disciplines, and I have ridden all disciplines. My knowledge theory and background have proven to be universal no matter what type of horse or discipline my students or I choose to ride. I teach equestrians to ride effectively and confidently which produces finessed harmony between horse and rider.
To influence a horse into a different way of going, and to alter its habit into a work of art is beautiful and intriguing, and that is what I choose to create every day, in every rider, in all disciplines. I have been teaching children to adults since the age of 16. My passion is teaching and training.
As a Horse Trainer:
My horse training techniques are based on the personality of the horse. My experience in the profession as a horse trainer has taught me that not all horses learn alike. Some respond better to positive reinforcement. Some respond better to authority. My role as a trainer is to create an environment where different horses can find their own learning style, to bring out a horse’s natural curiosity, and uses this to enhance training. Every horse has something special to give and my goal is to give that something special a life of its own.
As a Lesson Instructor:
As with different horses, not all people learn alike, and my teaching style is customized to the learning style of the rider. I create an environment where different types of students can learn the same thing by being taught individually or by explaining concepts in different ways. Every student is taught basic horsemanship and learns that horsemanship is more than just riding. My goal is to bring forth the best energy in a student, to motivate them to work hard, and to ensure that their interactions in the lesson program give them the confidence and knowledge to know that there are no limits on what they can achieve based on determination, perseverance, and practice.