The Enlightened Equestrian Program

12 Weeks of Horsemanship and Mindset Coaching


  • Imagine… you have a deep understanding of how your horse learns, their body language, and how they are feeling.
  • Imagine… you can go out on a hack/trail ride, and feel confident in your horse – and YOURSELF – and just enjoy the scenery.
  • Imagine… you have the tools and techniques to help grow your own confidence, and your horse’s, helping you both feel relaxed, and able to enjoy each other’s company again
  • Imagine achieving all this…without using ‘old school’ high pressure training techniques, feeling confused, lonely, or judged.
Equestrian coach Kim Dunn riding bareback

Here’s The Problem…

Here’s how most horse owners go through their days:

They are advised to buy a different bit/halter to help regain control of their horse and get them to ‘listen’.

But, this only temporarily helps with the problem (or makes it worse). It doesn’t help eliminate the root cause, or lay foundations for better communication.

Sometimes they follow trainers on social media for advice, or have lessons with other trainers.

But sadly, they are not confident enough to communicate their needs, say no to training methods they don’t agree with, or get shut down by people saying they ‘should take up another hobby,’ ‘sell the horse,’ or ‘send them away for training.’ They feel judged and too scared to talk about their problems or feelings.

Once in a blue moon, they will have a good day with their horses… but they only remember the bad experiences, and still feel anxiety and worry about working with their horse, through fear of getting hurt, or ‘ruining’ their horses.

Eventually, these women give up, and no longer enjoy their horses..

And I don’t blame them! Feeling lost and alone sucks. And knowing that you no longer enjoy something that brought you so much love and joy, is soul destroying.

But it DOES NOT have to be this way!

Hi, I’m Kim!

I founded The Enlightened Equestrian Program, and I know how it feels to lose confidence in yourself and your abilities with horses. I was once just a struggling young woman who loved horses and wanted to be the best horse woman I could be… but didn’t truly understand myself, my own limiting mindset, and how to understand horses on a deeper and more profound level.

I had worked with horses for years, and thought I knew how to ‘train’ and how to ‘ride’ but upon learning many hard lessons from the very beginning of my journey, I finally realised: you can have all the lessons & work experience in the world, but unless you know how to UNDERSTAND YOURSELF and how to work WITH your horse, rather than ‘making them do x,’ it is not possible to achieve a true connection with your horse, or create TRUE relaxation and confidence, for both of you!

So I set off on a mission around the world (and closer to home!) to learn everything I could about horse training and self development, in an effort to help myself, and others.

I have found – over and over again – that development and awareness of self, go hand in hand with awareness and development of our horsey companions, and the effects are profound.

So, I put together a program to teach my signature methodology that has allowed me to build my own confidence & understanding of myself and the horses I have worked with, creating confidence, understanding, and effective communication, for all involved!

Kim Dunn with horse and dog

That is how ‘The Enlightened Equestrian’ was born!

Want to find out if The Enlightened Equestrian Program is for you?

Who I Work With

I have found that my system works best for these two groups of people:

1. Women who are looking to improve their confidence & release anxiety, learn about ‘natural horsemanship’ & develop new groundwork skills, and discover a more empathetic & holistic way of training.

2. Women who are open-minded and want to be able to work towards their goals with their horses by helping and understanding their horse and their behaviour through honing their skills, tools and knowledge, while being supported, held and guided through their journey, with no judgement.

Kim Dunn Instructing Horsemanship

Why I’m Different

I’ll give you systems & structure to accomplish your goals every single week.

I’ve travelled the world, and spent thousands on flights, coaching, experiences & training, to bring this program here to you today.

Not only do I hold a UKCC Western Riding coaching Certificate, I’m a certified NLP, EFT, and CBT Skills practitioner, AND I am a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Mind Coach, so you’re in good hands in the brain training department!

I teach you how to train your own horse in your own yard, in your own time.

I support you with LIVE interactions once a week, as well as daily support via Whatsapp and a dedicated, exclusive social media group.

I am 100% results-driven: you get lifetime access to the material AND the support you receive.

I’ll teach you how to develop your horsemanship skills & mindset to overcome your struggles and enjoy your horse again.

I care deeply for your inner fulfillment, purpose, holistic transformation, and your horse’s development and well-being.

How It Works

When you sign up to work with me, we’ll start off with a zoom call to talk about your goals and the journey ahead.. From there, we will develop a customized plan to move you through the following steps…


In Week 1, we learn to recognise and identify limiting beliefs, negative narratives, and feelings associated with your horse, and learn tools to help develop a more positive outlook, which we will practise implementing throughout the course of the program, and beyond!


Here you will learn how to understand your horse’s basic needs, their body language, how they learn, and how to effectively shape and train behaviours.


Here you will learn how to effectively communicate with your horse on the ground, working through various groundwork manoeuvres to help build softness, balance, trust, confidence and connection with your horse.


Now you have your groundwork skills mastered, you can learn to work WITH your horse when introducing different stressors, while remaining calm and in control. You will learn how to break things down and build them up, working through new situations, and building confidence TOGETHER.

Horse with rider


Finally, you will learn how to transfer the skills and understanding you have learnt so far, into ridden work. You will learn basic body control movements and exercises to help your horse relax, helping you to feel in control and confident, moving on then, to understand how to safely introduce stressors during ridden work, building your horse’s confidence, and your own.

Want to find out if The Enlightened Equestrian Program is for you?


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Joanna Mileham Lesson Client

“When I lost my confidence, Kim was amazing, and with time and patience, laid the groundwork for me to move forward. She has the passion and drive to learn and be adaptable, and is an inspiring coach and mentor.”

Niki Flundra Founder of ‘Heart of the Horse’ and Mentor to Kim

“Kim has such a special talent to work with both horse and student, to accomplish each individual’s goals. Her diverse knowledge, partnered with her heart for horses, makes Kim an incredible clinician.”

Nikki Hagues Lesson Client

“Kim is a fantastic horse woman, she’s kind and patient, and explains everything in an easy-to-understand way. Highly recommend Kim for anyone wanting to develop the bond with their horse.”

Cara Michele Lesson Client

“Kim is a kind, non-judgemental coach, who is able to work on the confidence of both horse and owner together.”

Jay Casson Lesson Client

“Kim is an excellent coach, she manages to strike just the right balance between challenge and support, and her explanations are clear – we have achieved so much in the few days working with her, and I am looking forward to continuing the journey!”

Student Reviews of The Enlightened Equestrian

Enlightened Equestrian Student Scarlett

Hi I’m Scarlet, a Veterinary Nurse living in Devon with my family and numerous animals, including my horse, Lady.

I have owned Lady for 4 years; she is a beautiful skewbald and sometimes I pretend she’s Rain from the film Spirit. We’ve worked really hard on building a good relationship, although sometimes I’ve found it very frustrating. The relationship I had with my last horse was like no other, I’d describe her as my heart horse. This is something I’ve been desperate to have again. On occasions I have found myself rushing things, so Lady has taught me to slow down and quieten down. Most of the time I only have to whisper to connect and direct her.

Before working with Kim my mindset was suffering. It became apparent to me that I was suffering from burnout, something very common unfortunately within my profession. This was beginning to have a negative effect on my relationship with my horse. I was struggling with where I wanted to go and where I wanted to be – not just with my horse but in my life too. Although I had most of the skills already, I lacked the motivation to use them and build on them.

I had created my own mental block with riding in open spaces, something I have never struggled with. And Lady’s fear revolved around small spaces, so wasn’t something horse induced. I was also struggling with trailer loading. Both blocks were making me feel trapped and affecting my mindset further.

Joining the Enlightened Equestrian Programme has not only reignited my passion and drive for natural horsemanship and the desire to develop my relationship with my horse. It has helped everything fall in to place. Mares are mares after all, but 90% of the time she chooses me. 10% of the time – like me – she wants her alone time. So, I accept that.

Emotionally I am stronger and feel I have more tools to prevent me from burning out again. So, Kim has managed to help me immensely in continuing my career as a Veterinary Nurse.

Confidence-wise, I have plans for fun rides and really getting to grips with trailering. The Fear Thresholds has really turned things around. Throughout the course Kim has helped me develop a more positive attitude, removing negative energy and thoughts. For example that I’m not good enough… this feeling now feels so out of reach I rarely have to remind myself that this is wrong. Not only have the tools she has given me helped me, I have started introducing them to my students. We regularly stack positive thoughts and set tangible goals.

For anyone considering this course I say just take the leap. The time Kim gives to you and the resources available are well worth it. I didn’t realise how much of an effect this course would have on me. I think it’s benefitted me more than my horse at the moment. Each module is achievable at your own pace, and Kim doesn’t pressure you to progress faster than you can. Lady is sensitive and we have lots of work to-do with stressors both on the ground and ridden. The weekly video calls have been something I’ve looked forward to most, as well as the action items. This course is not just horse focused; it focuses on you. Everything starts with YOU; it makes so much sense to get your mindset right before trying to help the horse. I can’t thank you enough Kim. I can’t wait to keep building on what I have learnt. I promise I will take more care of myself and fulfil my basic needs even after the course.

The Enlightened Equestrian is a 12-week immersive coaching program that gives you 1-to-1 OR group support to help you achieve your specific goals in a way that slots in with your busy schedule.

You Will Receive:

✨ 12 weeks of detailed curriculum

✨ 1 x weekly Q+A and mindset call

✨Daily or two-days-per-week support via Whatsapp (depending on the option you choose)

✨Weekly training videos, PDFs and homework

✨Access to a supportive and exclusive community

Ready to finally reach your goals and feel confident?!

Let’s Work Together

Want to Work Together?

Click the button below to book a Discovery Call with me. On the call, I’ll get to know you, ask some questions about your horsemanship and mindset journey, and learn about your goals.

At the end of our call, one of two things will happen: You’ll either be a perfect fit, and I will extend an invitation to work with me as one of my clients…

Or, if it’s not a good fit, that’s totally okay too. There won’t be any hard feelings and NO obligations on your part — I will suggest something else you can do to achieve your goals, and point you in the right direction.

Kim Dunn Equestrian Coach Seated With Horse

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