"I first got to know Katie when I approached her to ride my horse for several months while I was pregnant. When I got back on after having my son, there was a level of lightness and self-carriage that I did not think possible from my draft cross mare who is often heavy in the hand and physically demanding to ride. Her wonderful job with my mare while I was out of the saddle prompted me to continue working with Katie. She was very patient while I essentially learned to ride all over again. I appreciate her fun training style and she keeps your goals in mind without sacrificing the basics of training or the mental and physical well being of the horse."
Allison Duquette | Milton, Vermont
"I had the opportunity to buy a horse from Katie Cook In 2013. Katie proved to be upfront and honest about the horses she was representing and truly had the best intentions of matching horse and rider together for a successful partnership. She was patient and accommodating through the sale process even when busy schedules got in the way. In my interactions with Katie her values of high quality care for the horses and that riding needs to be fun came through."
Amy Gehrig | Harvard, Massachusetts
"Katie and I worked along side together at Tamarack Hill Farm as working students for Denny Emerson. She was a joy to work with and if there was a task to be done Katie was right there digging in. She is a very lovely rider and made the jump to eventing look effortless. All of her horses are self produced, extremely well trained, willing partners and happy! That's something that I like to see when I am looking for a trainer for myself and my equine partner.
Liz Grayson, Assistant Manager at Flatlands Equestian Center | Rehoboth, Massachusetts
"Katie has been nothing short of a godsend! I realize that may seem overdramatic however she has worked her magic not only with my horse, Wasabi, but also with me. We came to Katie as Wasabi was just coming off stall rest for a shoulder injury. I had recently sustained an injury from a fall during her rehab and was working through my anxiety about getting back on and riding. She has been supportive, educational & encouraging as I work through the emotional aspects of anxiety and fear. Katie is kind, patient, methodical and never loses a sense of 'the big picture'. I highly value her vision, skills and techniques but above everything I admire her desire to cultivate a partnership with these amazing animals that is based on honoring, fairness and inquiry. She addresses training & riding from a zen-like attitude. I am grateful that Wasabi and I have the opportunity to work, grow, learn and develop with Katie."
Risa Rae Williston, Vermont