Classical riding creates an entire subculture within the riding community, and that is reflected in our organization’s core values.
For us, honor is vital. It is a step beyond respect, and it goes for not only the horses but also the people involved. We like to keep a collaborative atmosphere in our work environment, but that only works when everyone cares for each other and for the animals and the land.
Integrity is, for us, a step beyond honesty. Not only is it being honest about one’s doings, but it is also going a step beyond and taking responsibility and watching each other’s backs.
The horses always come first, and this demands a great deal of humility. It doesn’t matter where you came from or who you know: the horses’ needs are the same, and it takes humility for the horses’ caretakers to work as a team. “Humility is not thinking less of yourself but thinking of yourself less.” -C.S. Lewis