​Kristin’s Horse Sense mission is to provide a program for youth and adults that includes riding and care of ponies and horses. The goal is to develop responsibility through leadership and promote partnership without dominance, teamwork without fear, willingness without intimidation, and harmony without coercion - Horsemanship confidence.

In Memory of Ray Hunt, Master Horseman
August 31, 1929 - March 12, 2009

"My belief in life is that we can all get along together if we try to understand one another... You'll meet a lot of people and have a lot of acquaintances, but as far as having friends—they are very rare and very precious. But every horse you ride can be your friend because you ask this of them. This is real important to me. You can ask the horse to do your thing, but you ask him; you offer it to him in a good way. You fix it up and let him find it. You do not make anything happen, no more than you can make a friendship begin."
—Ray Hunt... 

Balanced Riding Sense

Peggy Cummings
From years of classical training and research of various riding styles, Peggy Cummings has developed Connected Riding® methods to achieve freedom of movement and self-carriage for both horse and rider.

Liz Graves THE ONE to talk to about gaited horses.

Proper Saddle Fit.. really it's all about the figure.
David Genadek
About the Horse Inc. returns to the basic anatomy of the horse for saddle design and fit.

A Sense of Natural Care

  Keep it natural, If you need a bigger bit, tie downs, or chains, you've already lost your way and your horse along with you.

Important Links

Equine Evacuation Volunteer organization to support disaster equine support


Some of our most influential trainers provide constant new perspectives on our equine friends.

Common Sense 

The Dentist who understands the reality of dentistry is Jerry Schmidt. He comes quarterly to California.
Please contact Kristin Praly if you wish your horse to have a far less stressed dentistry than most commonly practiced.
This dentistry does NOT level out the teeth with an electric sanding device.
Your horse will have healthy erupting teeth in their senior years if you pick a dentist that does not over grind or flatten teeth down.

Body Sense CranioSacral: Trained by Maureen Rogers http://www.equinecraniosacral.com/index.html
Kristin Praly knows how to help your horse! Through CraniolSacral Kristin can help a horse's body  rebalance. Help your horse keep carrying you and learn how to keep our horse's body healthy, balanced and functioning properly.

Regular surrounding areas include: Monterey County, Santa Cruz County, Santa Clara County, Yolo County, Sacramento County, Sonoma County and Hawaii.

Hoof Sense

A good foundation to understanding your horse’s hoof.

A very wise man (my father) once told me, “Everything in Moderation.”

Please consider when to use shoes and when not to. Please do not see using shoes as a matter of all or nothing. Hooves are naturally designed to work, designed for travel over all types of terrain. Nature is tough business and horses have tough hooves for that reason. There is a good time for putting a horseshoe on and a good time to just let the hoof be a hoof. - HorseSense

Check out  Pete Ramey
It's all about growing a healthier hoof.

Inspirational Trainers... who make Sense!

Harry Whitney
Harry has been a professional animal trainer since he was a youngster
Mark Rashid
Mark Rashid is an internationally acclaimed horse trainer known for his ability to understand the horse’s point of view and solve difficult problems.
Ross Jacobs and Michèle Jedlicka
keeping the horse in the horse, Good Horsemanship
Tom Moates
Award leading equestrian journalist and author
John Lyons -I've seen a different side and respect what I've learned. He is a good way of explaining things if you can't get there from here. He has admitted that he spent years making things more complicated than they needed to be.