lives life with a playful, joyous spirit. As a child, Jennifer
and her best friend would create crazy adventures riding their
wild war ponies through pastures and woods. A bond was formed
in those days, both with friends and the horses they rode.
It wasnt just children playing games on horses, but
horses and children sharing adventures together.
as Jennifer grew and started to plan her career, this playful,
joyous side was never part of the equation. Her childlike
fire and energy was suppressed and what became important was
finding a career that fit what society deemed "worthy".
It was about money and making ends meet.
in College, pursuing a degree in Computer Science, Jennifer
started to work for a professional reining horse trainer.
This experience taught Jennifer many lessons, but the competitive
reining horse environment did not provide the passion and
enthusiasm for horses that she had enjoyed in her youth. Still,
for her, the highlight of the reining business was connecting
with the horses, the owners, the trainers and other staff.
Jennifer loved to break the young horses and to teach them
fun reining tricks. She also loved making sure everyone felt
like family whenever they were in the barn.
Jennifers favorite activity was taking the young horses
out on trail rides. She loved the opportunity to expand their
minds, get them out of the arena, and challenge them in more
natural ways. Her need to connect closely with horses and
people didnt really mesh with the high-pressure horse
training industry; an environment where the purpose is to
the best Reining horses in the shortest time possible. So,
after a few years she decided there had to be a better way
to make horses a part of her life, and it was clear that a
career in horse training didnt fit the bill.
Jennifer decided she wasnt going to be a professional
horse trainer by trade, she instead followed her college course
work and pursued a career in Information Technology. Jennifer
excelled at her job and she took great pleasure in her natural
ability to troubleshoot problems that helped others get their
jobs done. Also, her office was located in the heart of Boulder
Colorado, a world-renowned Mecca of athletic activity, and
this fortuitous location fanned the flames for adventure and
time through her interactions with both coworkers and friends,
she came to realize that she could not only connect with others
through playful movement, but she could also reconnect with
her truest self. And that spark she knew as a child was reborn.
when a change took place. The fire within ignited again and
her imagination was alive with ideas. In 2012 Jennifer achieved
Level 2 Trainer certification in MovNat, a program developed
by Erwan Le Corre and in February of 2013 she received
her Equine Gestalt Coaching Method Certification from the
Touched By A horse program created by
Melisa Pearce. This combination of Movement and Gestalt disciplines
exemplifies her passion to connect and play, both with horses
and people. Capriole Coaching is the culmination of
the many adventures that have shaped Jennifers joyous
spirit and her deep passion for sharing that spirit with others.