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Transforming Your Ride


We're here to help you develop a strong, balanced horse that understands its job. Get the confidence that you need to transform your ride and create a better partnership with your horse today.

Training & Lessons

Keystone Training is located at

Mardanza Farms in Micanopy, FL from October - May

And at

Windy Ridge Farm in South Boardman, MI from June - September


We're here to help riders find a solid connection where their horses willingly accept and understand the aids more fully. Our training program is designed to access horses mentally and physically through biomechanics to make a more confident, willing and effortless partnership.  Once the foundation is established, horses get lighter, more balanced and more responsive.  Horses begin to apply themselves to the riders directives more willingly and riders find motivation to lead more confidently.  This dynamic relationship is unspoken and unseen but is certainly felt between horse and rider.  The art of creating and developing horses in this way is what drives us.  



I am dedicated to my journey as a horsewoman.  In my early career as a reiner, I was taught balanced riding and how to connect with a horse mentally and physically to enhance its capabilities.  This led me to expand into the study of dressage training and technique, and add another layer to my existing training methods. The result is a robust program that knows no single discipline; it is all about what works best for the horse!  I love sharing my unique take on training with others and I look forward to the opportunity to serve you in pursuit of your goals and dreams!


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AQHA World Show finalist in Senior Reining on

Solar Electric


Quarter Horse Congress Open Reining Reserve Champion on

Solar Electric


Ranked 3rd in the NRHA World Standings on Stengel


AQHA Superior in Western Dressage


AQHA High Point Champion, Western Dressage Level 4 on Jagalicious


AQHA World Show Champion, Western Dressage Level 3 & Dressage Third Level on Jagalicious



Rachel Ory


We want you to experience an authentic connection with your horse! If you need to get your horse operating better but aren't sure how, we have the resources to get you started on a new, transformative path.  

Tom Pierson

Tom resides at Mardanza Farms from fall to springtime, and lives in Traverse City, MI in the summer.  He is a master with the young horse and starts many of them each season in Mardanza's covered round pen.  His young horses have gone on to successful careers on the race track, eventing, dressage, reining, working cow horse, ranch riding and more.   Tom has been my predominant teacher and mentor for over a decade.  He has coached me to many victories in the reining arena, while remaining true to our values of balanced riding and preserving the horse's confidence and trust.  We enjoy working together and each of our strengths complement and enhance the program.  Tom is well versed at coaching non-pro reiners, ranch riders, and anyone wanting to improve their horsemanship. 


Pro Tips

Pro Tips

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001 pro tips - Know what your horse knows

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002 pro tips - respectful & quiet.

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