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Hello and Welcome to Relational Riding™ Academy

Hi! I'm Michelle Binder and I am happy to welcome you to Cheney Washington and the Relational Riding Academy webpage. This site is designed to introduce you to the concepts and ideas behind Relational Riding. At Relational Riding Academy you or your children can take horseback riding lessons, lease a horse or board your own horse. At RRA you can become involved in horse related activities of all kinds in the greater Spokane area. This site contains lots of information about the riding lesson and horse training program, what Relational Riding is and about the horses. Read the rehab stories on the pages behind the link "Horses". You can purchase lesson packages and register for summer programs online at the right and purchase the horse training DVD "any Horse, any Rider" and the riding instruction DVD "Understand Riding" too! Some of the proceeds from purchases you make here go towards the 501c3 equine rescue program HEART to help save and care for rescued horses that are starved, injured, or suffering from illness and disease. Please visit the RRA store and help us help the horses that come to us through HEART.

What would you like to find out more about?

"Dr Gerd Heuschmann Symposium"

"Summer Day Camp"

"Riding Lessons for children and adults"

"Cowboy Dressage"

"Western Dressage"

"Clinics and Seminars"

"DVD "any Horse, any Rider"

DVD "Understand Riding from the Ground Up"

"Horses you heard about"

"What is Relational Riding?"

"RRA Store"

2019 Lesson Sessions start March 18, 2019 and continue through December 2019.
Lessons for adults and children

  • Lesson programs include English, Western, Jumping, Dressage and Western Dressage
    "I am so very impressed with Michelle's knowledge and style of teaching. I have worked with and seen a lot of coaches and teachers over the years, but seldom have I seen a teacher with the passion she has and the ability to get the students to visualize and perform the skills she teaches them. She is the best teacher and Vinny along with the other students are very lucky to have her as their instructor." J.S., Spokane, WA

    For information or to schedule lessons, contact us at 509.290.4301

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    Order RRA's professionally produced riding and horse training videos today!

    We are pleased to have completed work on the new horse training DVD "any Horse, any Rider" and on the Riding DVD "Understand Riding from the Ground Up". Please click on the DVD cover picture on the right to watch the trailers for the videos as well as the 16 minute bonus feature "Every Horse Is Worth It." This bonus feature tells the stories of the RRA horses, rehabilitated at the farm and who starred in the DVD's. Also on that page you can purchase this full length horse training DVD feature film found on the 2008 "Must Have Gift Lists" in EQUUS, Horse and Rider, Practical Horseman and Dressage Today. Please cruise around in the site and enjoy the pictures, slideshows and videos located on all the pages you find in the horizontal navigation bar at the top of this screen. We hope you are intrigued by the work you see and that you contact us about lessons, clinics and seminars. Check out the Calendar to see where we'll be this spring. Enjoy the site, the stories, pictures and videos that tell about the Relational Riding Academy.


    Now purchase "any Horse, any Rider" for only $34.95 or both DVD's and the manual for only $54.95!

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    NEWS FLASH!!!!! We have completed the second horse training DVD: "Understand Riding: From the Ground Up" It is now available here and at local tack stores!
    6-8 week delivery

    This video was recently endorsed by Claus Bergener, German FEI Grand Prix Judge who says: "In this "Understand Riding" Michelle introduces students in a very sophisticated but plausible way into the Art of Dressage. Amazing what she shows and how she shows it!"

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      NEWS FLASH!!!!!!
      RRA is now in a new permanent location
      We are located at 3714 W Anderson Rd Cheney Wa 99004

    • NEW PAGE UP ON FACEBOOK! Find us at Relational-Riding-Academy

    • Exciting News Flash!
      "Relational Riding Video Education is very happy to be working with to bring you the horse training DVD "any Horse, any Rider." If you have questions about Dressage or basic equine biomechanics, this DVD will help you understand how every horse can benefit from fundamental dressage training. Plus... it makes understanding biomechanics easy! Designed to cross the boundaries between the disciplines and bridge the gaps between the breeds, "any Horse, any Rider" is a refreshing look at what brings horse people together... simply the love of horses! With this love in our hearts, we use the proceeds from the sale of this DVD to fund the Relational Riding Equine Rehabilitation Program. Each of the horses that appears in the DVD was rehabilitated in the program and prove that "Every Horse Is Worth It." Many thanks to for making this DVD available to horse lovers everywhere!"
    • The new DVD release "any Horse, any Rider" is getting great reviews and endorsements from riders, trainers, judges and magazine editors! Read the horszse training DVD review from the October Horse Previews Magazine!
    • New DVD release
    • A New Booklet is now available to accompany the DVD! 60 page manual designed to help you understand and use the DVD more effectively can be purchased in the RRA store.
    • Wonderful new items can be found in the RRA store! Remember, proceeds from purchases you make here go towards saving and caring for horses that are starved, injured, or suffering from illness and disease. Please visit the RRA store and help us help the horses that come to us. We are featuring original art by Joanne Mehl in a variety of mediums. You'll find posters suitable for framing, dressage notecards, ceramics and dinnerware, T-shirts, handmade polo bandages, and a new item, equestrian themed natural soaps will be coming soon. We have collected some unique and exciting art images available exclusively at RRA!
    • Lots of changes in the horses' pages!
    • You can host a clinic or seminar in your area. We have wonderful slideshows, interviews and videos on these pages so you can see just what Relational Riding is all about!
    • Michelle & Eskape performed bridleless at Ride the West 2007


    Phone: 509-290-4301

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