About Tara Jones
“It’s a constant need to keep yourself sharp, and focused. The good trainers settle for what they already know, the great trainers never settle because they know they will never know it all.”
Tara's goal as an instructor, trainer, and anatomy specialist is to always set the standard in the equine training industry for informative innovation, safety, and optimal education to reach the highest level of vitality.
As a knowledgeable, trusted leader for rider biomechanics in a multitude of disciplines, Tara uses a variety of modalities to change the dynamic of how horse and rider partnerships are viewed and taught.
“Success is only a gift for those who choose to work for it. I have made it my mission to become better and learn from the legendary trainers every chance I get. The day I stop learning, is the day I will never ride again. I want my students to reap the benefits of my hard work. Their success is my triumph.”
Tara spends her free time studying under various trainers and clinicians in all disciplines. She studies anatomy with Jillian Kreinbring and Ivana Ruddock. Tara was fortunate enough to be able to travel to Australia and work closely with Jose Mendez, a top-level rider who, along with his brother Manolo, studied at the Royal school in Spain. " I learned about the beauty, grace, and intelligence a horse possesses. What an honor to be in the presence of two masters. They are in a league of their own. Tara hopes to keep traveling internationally once a year for further education in different countries.
To be the voice for the horse.
To educate the rider to the highest standard of biomechanics and function.
Safety measures practiced in all forms of education.
Expert advice and continued education in all areas of anatomy, and wellness.
Innovation above others to set the standard.
Inspire younger generations to prevent injuries from occurring.
Appeal to all riding disciplines/all levels.
Be passionate, respectful, patient, and willing.
Bring forth the best modalities on the market.
Tara-I can't even begin to tell you how wonderful the day was that you spent with me and "Buck." I'm so glad you were able to come! I can't wait to get started working on everything you showed us.
I was so nervous going in, having not worked with you before, but I'm already looking forward to the next time I can get a lesson from you!
I had the most impactful weekend ever. I learned so much at the clinic. I was able to get Annie off the trailer slowly, and calmly and I am so happy! Thank you to everyone there for sharing with me. I have a lot of work to do. I will see you all again. I can't wait I am so excited.
Carol Simmons Trice
As a result of very clear and practical teaching at a recent Tara Jones, 'Pieceful Solutions' clinic I attended, I feel much more confident to communicate effectively with my horse. Tara promised to fill in some of the missing pieces in the relationship between me and my horse and she delivered on her promise. I also appreciate the fact that Tara gears her lessons to the student's level, never talking over your head or making you feel inept. Her keen observational skills give her a remarkable sense of her students' abilities and Tara works hard to enable her students to build on them.