Mindy Wiper has been teaching riding since 2000 and yoga since 2013, and has been riding since 1991.
She focuses on eventing but has participated in a wide rage of equestrian activities.
Horse packing, mounted patrol in Yosemite National Park, head instructor at Camp Timberlane for Boys, Texas A&M Equestrian Team (pre-title 9), ARIA instructor level II dressage and eventing from 2003-2008, and is currently working on the skillset to aquire her USEA level I.
Mindy has trained and apprenticed with many amazing coaches and equestrians of all disciplines:
USEA level III instructor Jennifer Bodtmann
USEA instructor and Olympian Jim Graham
Erika-West Danque Nece, Dressage
Whit Watkins, Dressage
Courtney Rowles-Kozack ARIA Hunter/Jumper, Eventing
Eve Sheldon, life coaching, training
Troy Koehl, Reining
Billy Patrick, Yosemite Mounted Patrol
Mindy loves to blend technical/classical skill with awareness,"the feel," and connection with the horse as a sentient being.
Mindy is constantly asking herself the question, "what do I have to offer the equestrian community?" She aims to blend her mastery of holistic education (teaching the whole person, not just a certain subject) with her yoga and riding instruction.
In 2018, Mindy also added therapeutic riding to her list of equestrian loves and is a PATH International Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor. Mindy teaches therapeutic riding once a week at JoyRide therapeutic in Magnolia, Texas.
Yoga Instructor, Balanced Rock Foundation, RYT 200 (2014)
PATH Instructor (2018)
Certified Life Coach (2015)
Wilderness First Responder (since 2006)
ARIA level II (dressage/eventing, 2003-08)
Black Belt in Taekwondo, 1994 (ATA)