​Taylor Dutton

​Taylor has been involved with horses for her entire life. Her deep concern for their welfare has resulted in a "whole horse' philosophy that led her to train and work under some of the most knowledgeable and experienced equine professionals in Canada, and fuels her ongoing study of classical riding and training, with its relationship to sound biomechanics and mental well-being.

​Beginning as a toddler on her grandparent's horse farm, and continuing into her high school years, she was all about horses. Following her years at the University of Guelph, studying psychology, she apprenticed under former coach and breeder and now internationally-recognized equine behaviorist and horse advocate Tina Barnes on Vancouver Island. Back home in Ontario, she continues to lesson and ride in clinics with a select few trainers, FEI show jumpers and USEF dressage judges... always aiming to improve her own skills and shift perspectives to a "Horse First" approach among her colleagues and clients.

As her reputation for resolving issues and developing confident and willing equines (and more sympathetic human partners) spread, Taylor began accepting requests from coaches to deliver horsemanship clinics, and to provide behavioral consultations and young horse starting and development, and rehabilitation services on a freelance basis to owners and other equine professionals in 2013, and later finding a home base where she offers training, lay up and rehab board.

​Taylor has a special place in her heart and in her schedule for amateur equestrians and hobby owner/riders in every discipline who come to her for help with their equine partners, or simply to learn how to create a deeper and more rewarding horse-human partnership. She teaches riding lessons, and takes a few clients each year, during the summer months who wish to work one-on-one with her horses in a therapeutic and energetic capacity.