Welcome to Integrity Training and Coaching

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About Me

Kristie Cotton believes that Dressage training can be beneficial to all breeds of horses. Practiced correctly, this method becomes attainable to any rider who strives for a lighter and more balanced horse, this in turn makes horse and rider a happy combination. She has over 30 years of proven experience problem solving for horse and rider. By using a combination of in hand techniques along with specific exercises geared towards the physiology of each horse, she can help improve not only comprehension and confidence but improve test scores as well. Her extensive knowledge of the horses physique has allowed her to evaluate and create a program that will bring out the maximum potential of both horse and rider. Kristie believes that embarking on the journey of training a horse is about love and empathy while forming a partnership at the same time.


My Services

If you want to achieve something new, you have to try something new. Do you feel as though Dressage has not been a positive experience for you and your horse? Are you struggling with specific movements or improving altogether? Tired of getting the same test scores and remarks? Integrity Training and Coaching has proven results with using the classical exercises to improve every horses athletic potential.



Horses need to be supple throughout their body in order to carry a rider comfortably. If they are tense, confused, or in pain they will begin to compensate for the way they carry themselves under the weight of a rider. This leads to improper muscle development keeping the horse from functioning correctly as well as physically incapable of the demands of a certain movement. Integrity's problem solving approach helps to find the other underlying cause of resistance, behavior issues, and loss of athletic performance. Dressage movements were meant to provide therapeutic benefits to all types of horses. Using classical principles of in-hand techniques and training strategies, horses improve movement, beauty, and most importantly happiness.


Preparation and understanding of the dressage test is most important for horse and rider. Riding a test in front of a judge tells what you and your horse can improve on, and if you are on the right track. Training for the purpose of gymnasticizing, will not only provide harmony, it instills confidence in knowing you can present yourself and your horse with a positive energy. Integrity coaching not only helps the riders position but also the effects of quiet aids to communicate with their horse. Through this correct riding and training we have coached riders with proven scores at Regional Championships as well as Nationals.



Integrity teaches with passion and encouragement, keeping a positive but educational atmosphere. Riders can delve deeper into the theory of what tools they need to improve their training practices. Using the training scale for guidance, horses quickly improve with reduced stress. The goal is to keep horses happy in their work, creating wellness and health in the horse. Contact us today to learn about our affordable clinic opportunities you can host at your barn.



"Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do."


Get in Touch Today

Kristie is based in Evergreen, CO but is available to travel for clinics and off site coaching and lessons.


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