Suzanne Whitman is a lifelong equestrian who sat on her first horse before she could walk. Growing up on primarily Arabians and Thoroughbreds, she developed a soft, quiet approach to riding, and a deep appreciation for sensitive and intelligent horses. While she acquired skills in Eventing, Hunter Jumper, and even some of the western disciplines, Suzanne discovered her true passion when she began training in Dressage. Through diligent training with classical instructors, she has ridden extensively up to and including Grand Prix. She is very involved in the Dressage community, and serves on the Board of Directors of her local USDF GMO.
Suzanne has worked extensively with green horses, including re-starting many off-the-track Thoroughbreds while working for an OTTB rescue. She trained her own OTTB gelding through 4th level with many competition wins, before retiring him to be a schoolmaster for her students to learn from. Suzanne has recently acquired her new Grand Prix prospect, a lovely Dutch Warmblood gelding. Suzanne takes great pride in bringing along and developing her own horses, and enjoys the training process along the way. She takes a kind, positive approach that combines classical Dressage principles with classical horsemanship to build a happy, willing partner. Her teaching style is very similar with her students. She focuses on creating relaxed, happy horses and riders that are partners through the process of training up the levels. She believes in continuing her own education consistently to better serve her horses and students; and enjoys working with horses and riders of all levels, disciplines, and backgrounds. When she’s not riding, Suzanne enjoys her career as a Radiation Oncology Veterinary Technician.
Why I joined Precision:
As a veterinary technician with experience in equine, small animal, exotic pets, and wildlife medicine; I take the well-being of my horses and dog very seriously. I also have extensive experience in barn management, caring for up to 40 horses at a time. I keep up to date with education and studies related to all aspects of care and medicine. One of the aspects of Dressage I love most is its ability to keep horses strong and sound well into their senior years when practiced properly. As part of a proper sporthorse management program, I believe supporting not just the joints; but the tendons, ligaments, and connective tissues in the legs is so important. I do extensive research before putting my horses on any supplements or using any products. No supplements out there compared to the science behind Precision All-in-One Leg Solution. As an equestrian, I only want to support and promote products and companies I truly believe in. Precision Equine Solutions is a company I can proudly stand behind, and I am honored and excited to join the team of sponsored riders!