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Fitness, Performance and the Female Equestrian

She Flies Without Wings

My books include Fitness, Performance and the Female Equestrian and award-winning, best selling She Flies Without Wings: How Horses Touch a Woman's Soul.

InBalance Horse essential oil blend aromatherapy

My InBalance Horse essential oil blend aromatherapy is designed to relax, calm and balance the horse's nervous system and emotions. Three years and many, many successful horse storeis later is proof that it is providing an invaluable tool to all horse owners.



Women & Horses Training Services

Holistic & Natural Approach to Training,
Recovering & Managing Horses
with Mary D. Midkiff


Is your horse...?

  • Sour
  • Stiff
  • Tight
  • Tense
  • Anxious
  • Spooky
  • Numb
  • Likely to bolt
  • Pushy
  • Too fast and forward
  • Disconnected
  • Sluggish

Do you experience...?

  • Tight, sore lower back
  • Stiff neck
  • hip pain
  • inability to find balance
  • chaffing
  • weak inner thighs
  • tight shoulders
  • muscle spasms
  • tight ankles and feet that curl in the stirrup


I can show you how to:

  • Create a deep bond with your horse
  • Calm yourself and your anxious horse
  • Apply natural techniques and products to control, manage and enhance performance
  • Ride in balance and alignment
  • Correctly fit a saddle for you and your horse

Unique Services Offered for All Breeds & Disciplines,
Female Riders, & Trainers

  • Problem solving for difficult horses
  • Techniques for calming the horse's nervous system
  • Female rider balance, comfort, alignment & safety
  • Taking riders to a new level of performance in their sport
  • Holistic horse care, handling & management
  • Connected ground work
  • Aromatherapy, acupressure & massage techniques
  • Expert grooming & body work
  • Saddle fit for rider & horse
  • Rehabilitation & natural ways to bring your horse back into work
  • Techniques for managing mares in performance
  • Successful lungeing techniques

Mary D. Midkiff Says:

I am a horse and rider trainer with a holistic approach to working with all horse breeds and types to manage and solve difficult issues, calm the nervous system, balance the body in motion, strengthen the abdominal core carrying muscles and insure that all aspects of the human/horse relationship are optimized.

I emphasize rider balance and biomechanics specific to the female equestrian athlete, from saddle fit to finding and maintaining a neutral pelvis in the saddle. Your individualized exercise program can include intention, flexibility, stretching and strengthening; and aromatherapy, massage and acupressure techniques for your horse, helping to considerably deepen your bond. I offer a wide array of skills and insights designed to make a big difference for every horse owner and handler in ground work and under saddle.

I am a lifetime horse professional with over 35 years of experience in all aspects of the horse industry. I am a certified Horsemaster® from the British Horse Society and Maryland State Department of Education and a regular clinician for Equine Affaire Expositions and many other expos and private barns.

An active rider/competitor, I am now based in Louisville, Kentucky. I look forward to connecting with you and your horse.

Call Mary D. Midkiff at 502-552-1195 or email mmidkiff@womenandhorses.com

What Horse Owners Have to Say:

"Mary used acupressure and massage along with her essential oil called The InBalance Horse and within about 20 minutes or so, Jane, my quarter horse mare, was calm and connected with me - it was incredible! That night, when the crowd applauded, she acted like it was old hat, I was so honored that she was so "with me" and I'll be forever thankful to Mary. She truly is amazing and a real fift to the horse world." Templeton Thompson and Jane at Equine Affaire's Mane Event

"After I saw the amazing transformation that you created for Harley in his stall and in the indoor arena I decided to try that for awhile. He has been my best teacher and I can say he has led me to more new things through you." Maureen Duffy and Harley, Chicago, IL

" I wanted Mary specifically because I'd heard through the grapevine about her holistic approach to horses and riding - from equine massage to Pilates for the rider. Mary's approach is so mature and enlightening but equally appropriate for young riders and children. I would even consider getting back into the eventing world with Mary as my trainer!" Lee Mather and B, Boulder, CO

"I noticed a difference in one of my nervous fillies after using Mary's InBalance Horse oils. The filly seemed to settle better into her work which made a difference in her performance." Tim Shuh, Lexington, KY"

Horses are talking. Are you listening?

female equestrian fitness training and riding tips

Mary Midkiff, 1119 Merrick Drive #362a, Lexington KY 40502
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