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Want a safe, fun, and successful relationship with your horse?  You have come to the right place!

Jan Snodgrass riding horse bridleless

If your horse is stiff, hollow in his back and lacking in engagement, come to this exciting clinic! On September 26, at her farm in Marshall, VA, Jan Snodgrass will show you how this transformational work will improve and strengthen you horse’s Topline for better athletic performance and enhanced longevity. This day-long class includes bodywork, in-hand exercises and ridden development. This is a limited availability clinic, so sign up now! Click HERE for more info!

Jan Snodgrass of The Excellent Horse based at LightHeart Farm in Marshall, Virginia has 40 years of effective, customized training experience. Using world-renowned trainer Linda Tellington-Jones’ proven TTouch® methods, Jan combines body work, ground exercises, and innovative work under saddle to resolve:





Lack of Balance


And More


The behavior and training difficulties people experience with horses primarily come from fear, pain, fear of pain, poor communication, and lack of fun. Jan uses:


Horse- and user-friendly methods to eliminate fear

TTouch® body work to eliminate pain

Innovative training exercises to establish clear communication


Jan creates a strong rapport with each horse by establishing a solid foundation of trust.  She trains horses in the ways that each of them learns most easily and never uses exhaustion or fear as training tools.  She creates willingness by making the training process fun. 

Jan’s advanced-level eventing, third-level dressage and more than 25 years of experience using Linda Tellington-Jones’ TTouch® combine to provide a diverse and well-rounded training foundation that achieves exceptional results.

Monthly training, private and group clinics, lessons, and demos are available to meet your horse’s specific needs and your budget.


Click HERE to find out more about what Jan offers so you can experience an amazing transformation with your horse!

A Better Topline

Here is what one happy horse owner said about Jan's new program, A Better Topline TM:


"If you’re wondering whether your horses would benefit from Jan working with them, the answer is YES! A horse can only do so much when their bodies are stiff or uncomfortable... we never thought Rein would be sound again let alone jumping courses, but she’s hunting, jumping and able to be ridden hard on a regular basis without pain after the help she received."--TK


Click HERE for more information on Jan's new program, A Better Topline!


Jumping a horse bridleless

Most riders consider a bridle to be an extremely necessary piece of riding equipment. Most wouldn't think of mounting a horse without one. more>

Photo Gallery

Horse wearing body wrap on head Thinking Cap

These photos illustrate many of the exercises, techniques and equipment that I use in my work retraining and rehabbing horses. . . .  more>


Horse being ground driven

Part 1: I zipped around the labyrinth of holding pens and was a bit surprised to see a good looking, but quite thin, Thoroughbred gelding. more>