Cristin Kyle is a horsemanship trainer who believes in building trust, respect, and confidence in both horses and riders. Teaching how to build a better relationship is the foundation of her training methods. From the ground up through the saddle, she strongly believes this is the basis of safety with horses.
Working with horses and people from any discipline, she believes that your saddle choice should not change the core of your training nor should it affect your relationship with your horse. This is how she came to name her business Stable Relationships.
Cristin believes in continuous learning, from professionals, students, and horses. Each horse has something to contribute, as they are our best teachers. She understands and respects that both you and your horse are individuals and should be treated as such. In her opinion there is no ‘cookie-cutter’ method for every individual or horses or ‘30 day miracles’.
Cristin helps riders learn to better read their horses on the ground, from head to tail – there is a lot to be said in their expressions alone. This transfers to saddle work as well, and helps build a more responsive horse. As well as creating more confidence as a rider, or horse and rider team. She also teaches riders to feel their subtle movements as often as possible to create a better release point, horses learn from the release of pressure and riders should learn to give to a horse as quickly as possible.
Breaking down the more complicated tasks for you and your horse to bring it back to a place where you both can be successful, are the building blocks for success. Cristin wants you to leave feeling better about yourself, your horse, and both of your abilities combined, whether it is through her training, a clinic or a riding lesson on one of her horses.
Cristin is based out of a private family farm in Madison, NC. She is in a beautiful horse region with easy access to the Triad and surrounding areas. Cristin travels throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and surrounding states.
Thank you for your time and consideration. If you would like additional information or have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Cristin and her team.
Ken McNabb Master Certified Trainer
2020 WDAA Train The Trainer Graduate
2023 WDAA International Challenge
TOP 10 Open Basic Champion
Cristin Kyle on Moves Like Swagger
(Owner Kim Sheets)
2019 Western Dressage World Show Results
TOP 10 Open Introductory Champion
NC Adult High Point Rider
Cristin Kyle on Color Me Heart
TOP 10 Junior Introductory Champions
NC Youth High Point Rider
Laura Sheets on Fort Knox
Sarah Sheets on Ricochet Rick
2018 Bar None Horse Show Series Cowboy Reserve Champion
Cristin Kyle on Lopin' on Principal
Youth Champion Laura Sheets on Fort Knox
Reserve Youth Champion Sarah Sheets on Ricochet Rick
2017 Feathered Horse Classic Youth Grand Champion Laura Sheets on Fort Knox
2017 Trainer of the Year at Piedmont Classic Hunter Series!
Laura Sheets on Micah Champion in Walk Trot Canter
Laura Sheets on Fort Knox Champion in Novice Pleasure
Sarah Sheets and Ricochet Rick Champion in both Pleasure Division and
Matthew S. Reserve Champion in Young Entry
2015 National Mounted Police Services, Inc.
Basic Mounted Police Training
Cristin Kyle on Amira
(Owner Maggie Boreman)
The above are just some of the highlights!
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