My work with Megan was as one of her instructors in her credential program here at the Foundation for the Equestrian Arts. I was one of her professors, and also supervised her as an instructor when she was working in the riding academy here.
Megan is a dedicated professional, she's an experienced rider and trainer, and a scholar of the art of riding. Yet she's also very down to earth, not 'full of herself' as so many riding instructors seem to be.
She is as comfortable executing the highly focused movements of haute ecole, piaffe, passage, flying changes-- as she is enjoying a day on the range rounding up cattle for branding with family and friends. It's not about the tack! It's about the tact.
She's funny, focused, and very well educated as a riding instructor, and highly skilled as a trainer. Megan's warmth and empathy helps riders feel safe to make mistakes, and she is skilled at helping sort out the mistakes toward a more and more balanced and connected riding experience.
The seatwork alone would be worth the lessons, but along with the balance, Megan's teaching develops the rider's ability to improve the horse through the intelligent use of the classical art.
Megan Rau is both intuitive and intellectual, and she's a lot of fun to be around, too.
I highly recommend Megan Rau Classical Horsemanship.