Riding Fear Free Help for Fearful Riders and Their Teachers

About the Authors

Laura Daley

Laura has a God-given passion for horses and for helping riders in their horsemanship journeys. She grew up on a large-scale Arabian breeding ranch and has spent her entire life learning about horses. Her first horse-training experiences came as a child, but she never stopped learning.

As an adult, she became a Brandi Lyons Certified trainer. Laura firmly believes in continued education and shared experiences, and she often attends clinics with highly respected trainers such as Pat Parelli, Richard Shrake, Ken McNabb, Raye Lochert, and John and Josh Lyons.

In addition to her horse training experience, she is knowledgeable about natural hoof care, equine massage, and chiropractic care. She believes in and merges conditioned-response training methods with physical therapies to create a balanced, peaceful, and willing equine partner.

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She is also a teacher of riders. She is a registered Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship Assn. (PATH, Inc) riding instructor and has studied Sally Swift, who pioneered Centered Riding techniques, and Eckart Meyners; a German dressage and body awareness teacher. She is also a veteran 4H leader and teacher of underprivileged youth and special needs clients.

Laura has a heart for helping physically challenged riders. She has had arthritis in her ankles since she was seventeen, so she has a unique and personal insight into the struggle to overcome physical hardships and pain.


Using techniques that she has developed over her lifetime of teaching; she has helped hundreds of once-fearful people become fear-free. She combines the same conditioned-response methods she uses on horses with techniques that help riders accept and take control of their emotions in healthy and safe ways.

Laura lives in Northern California with her husband Dave. She is the mother of two sons and Grandma Neigh-Neigh to several grandchildren. She is devoted to helping others develop their passion and love for horses. When her health allows, she can be found at the barn teaching kids, adults, and horses. She is also online in the Riding Fear Free Facebook Group helping people all over the world learn to live and ride fear free.

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Jennifer Becton

As one of Laura’s graduates, Jennifer Becton was an expert in being afraid.

Jennifer worked in the traditional publishing industry for twelve years as a proofreader, copy editor, and freelance writer.

In 2010, she created Whiteley Press, LLC, an independent publishing house.

Jennifer is the bestselling author of the Southern Fraud Mystery series, Mercer Murders, and Austenesque romance. For information about her books please visit Becton Literary.

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