Hi, I'm Katharine Chrisley-Schreiber
You may know me from the films "Listening to the Horse", "The Horsemanship Summit" and "The Groundwork and Connection Summit". Or, you may have read my articles in magazines from Dressage & CT, The Chronicle of the Horse to Western Horseman and Natural Horse Magazine. Perhaps you've heard my interviews on "Horse Chats".
I'm a life-long horsewoman who has studied under some of the world's Masters of Classical Horsemanship. I have ridden and taught most disciplines through 5 decades of study - from Western riding as a child, to Saddle Seat, Driving, then Hunter/Jumpers, finding and falling in love with Dressage and then Eventing. As I watched horses interact with humans, I saw patterns of comprehension and misunderstandings that were always based upon the actions (or lack thereof) of the human.
My grandmother was a midwife and herbalist, teaching me the way of her ancestors, inspiring me to get my degree as a Natural Health Counselor. I have a degree in Veterinary Assistance and worked for several equine Veterinarians through the years. I was in charge of the contagion block at a small animal hospital, which helps me now in my role as the Founder and CEO of Dharmahorse Equine Sanctuary in the high desert of New Mexico. We give respite, rehabilitation and compassion to horses at risk, often in need of healing or long term, special needs care. "Dharma" comes from the Sanskrit word "dhri" which means "to support" - we Support Horses.