Coach Kristi Horsemanship Instructor

Happy Horse Happy Life Instructor/Mentor

Ten Reasons You Want Coach Kristi On Your Team

1. Kristi has grew up trail riding and loving horses because of the joy and balance they bring to her life. If you need a coach to help you bring more joy into your horsemanship, Kristi has been working on that one particular skill for over 30 years.

2. Kristi’s professional career has been rocky to say the least. She was once told in an interview to review her performance that she was likely not made of the stuff necessary to be successful in this industry. If you have ever been told you are not good enough, Kristi wants to tell you that you are more than enough! Horsemanship is a teachable skill!

3. Kristi is fascinated by how the brain works and has spent countless hours studying the psychology of learning for both horses and humans. Kristi wants to provide you with a strategic approach based on knowledge, research, and years of experience.

4. Kristi walks her talk. She does not believe in teaching any behavior that she herself has not accomplished in as many different contexts as possible. She always has a string of horses to keep her challenged and learning to be better.

5. Kristi is not afraid to ask for help. If you have a question that she does not have the answer for, Kristi will go looking for the answer with and for you.


6. If you need someone to hold you accountable versus supporting your excuses, Kristi is your coach. She has a caring, but also straight forward approach to supporting you and will not let you give up on your goals.

7. Kristi is motivated by your success. Kristi will feel your struggles with you and also jump for joy for your successes.

8. Kristi is accessible. She offers free email coaching to anyone who wants to ask her a question. [email protected].

9. Kristi is versatile in her teaching modalities. Kristi is available for in person teaching via 2 to 5 day clinics and camps as well as virtual coaching.

10. If you are searching for horsemanship advice then you and Kristi have something in common. You are both horse lovers. Kristi is also a horse lover lover. You, the horse lover, are a part of her dream to be happy and excellent with horses.

Happy Horse Happy Life Instructor/ Mentor

Coach Kristi Smith

I am a proud and passionate recreational rider with over 15 years of experience teaching horsemanship. I have a drive for excellence and believe that personal growth and accountability are major components to success with horses.

I love to go trail riding and share my passion for horses with like-minded horse lovers.

My horses have given me so many gifts that have improved the quality of all the relationships in my life. I would love to help your horses do the same for you!

About the training program

Happy Horse Happy Life

Linda Parelli is considered the leading female expert on horse psychology based training and mindful riding, empowering her students to be better leaders, riders and communicators with her unique approach to teaching.

She’s developed a unique goals-oriented horse training program designed to dramatically improve your relationship with your horse, your skills as a rider and your own personal goals.

Learn about Happy Horse Happy Life.

Coach Kristi’s
Services and Calendar

I am ready to help you no matter where you live or what you can afford.

Sidekick Training: $125

Sidekick Training is my 4 week online course that I run a few times per year. This course includes weekly lectures, live Q&As, an exclusive Facebook group, and so much more!

The Personal Progress Program (P3): $100/ $200

I designed my P3 course based on my experiences getting to ride with several of my mentors. Bring your horse to my place in southern Iowa and ride with me while I develop my horses too. Ride for half or full days. Bring multiple horses.

Clinics and Camps: $150/ day

I travel the world giving 1 to 5 day courses of intensive and immersive study for those who are ready to accelerate their results.

Internet Interns: $100/month

Internet Interns is a service versus a course. You can put me on retainer for the whole year! This service includes weekly Zoom meetings, unlimited video coaching and access to a small dedicated community via our exclusive Facebook group.

Email Support: FREE

I love to get emails from any and all horse lovers. Please reach out to me any time you feel stuck. I am happy to help.
[email protected]

My Podcast: FREE

I love sharing my views on horse training with fellow horse lovers. My podcast is available across all platforms.

Contact me with dates and a wish list.

Shoot me an email and start a conversation with me about what you would like to do.

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I will work with you to help promote our event. Get 9 riders besides yourself and you ride for free. All auditor fees go to my clinic/camp hosts too!

Let’s do it!

Enjoy immersing yourself in concentrated study!


3/27 - 4/10

Ride With linda

I am exceedingly grateful to get to spend some time as a student with my most treasured mentor. 



4/19 - 5/14

Sidekick Training

This is a 4 week online course designed to keep you motivated and progressing your horsemanship. For more information follow this link.



5/15 - 5/16

New York Clinic

This clinic is hosted by Gretchen Zierick. Please contact her for [email protected]

9AM - 5PM

New York

5/31 - 6/4

Personal Progress Program

Jan and Liane are at The Double S for personalized instruction.

9AM - 5PM

The Double S

6/10 - 6/12

Personal Progress Program

Jen and Wendy are at The Double S for personalized instruction. 

9AM - 5PM

The Double S

7/ 19 - 7/23

Seeking Harmony Camp

Learn the ingredients to harmony in your horsemanship. This even it being organized by Charlie Johnson. Please contact him for more details. [email protected]

9AM - 5PM

Mount Hood Equestrian Center
Boring, OR

8/13 - 8/15

Michigan Clinic

This event is being organized by Dani Condie. Please contact him for more details. [email protected]



9/25 - 9/26

Missouri Clinic

This event is being organized by Kathy Mueller. Please contact her for more details. [email protected]

9AM - 5PM

Pacific, MO

10/ 26 - 10/30

Seeking Harmony Camp

This event is being organized by Avery Gauthier. Please contact her for more details. [email protected] (401)418-0220

9AM - 5PM

Foulmouth, Maine

11/1 - 11/5

Seeking Harmony Camp

This camp is being hosted by Natalie Jones. Please contact her for more information. [email protected]

9AM - 5PM

Harvey, Western Australia

Contact Coach Kristi Smith to Schedule Your First Lesson

Are you ready to rapidly increase your riding skills and your relationship with your horse? If the answer is “YES!”, Certified Happy Horse Happy Life Instructor/Mentor Coach Kristi is the instructor for you. Simply call Coach Kristi at (319) 430-2149, email [email protected] or complete the short form below to below to get started!


2056 Van Buren Drive, Hamilton, IA 50116