Welcome to The Thriving Equine by Jodi Powell


How is my approach to horsemanship unique?

Understanding from the inside out

My clients love that I am able to meet the rider and the horse wherever they happen to be, and facilitate training and communication that makes sense to everyone. I believe it is my mission to ensure you have the knowledge and confidence to be able to have success when you return home. In fact, I will not let you leave the facility without confirmation that you feel complete and ready to go! 

I also understand how having access to your trainer directly influences your equestrian progress - that's why I try to be available to my clients. Your success is my success. I have the ability to have a phone conversation, give feedback of video footage, or give virtual lessons during your sessions. 


All My Services

Helping You Help Your Horse



Establishing a dream partner

I offer training whether you want your horse to get to the next level, want to give them a good starting foundation, or feel that your horse may need more help than you have the time or skill to provide. The beauty of training is that it allows me the time to really teach and work thoroughly with you and your horse individually.



Getting you and your horse on the same page

You and your horse deserve to have a relationship where you both are thriving! During a clinic, I address both the horse and rider individually, as well as blending you into the thriving team you want to be.

Together, we will create a more relaxed, balanced, supple, responsive, and ultimately, safer horse. Whether you want to trail ride, ride dressage, work cattle, or obstacle courses, this training is universal to supporting your horse to become the best they can be.


Lessons and Virtual Lessons

Personalized and Professional

i also offer private lessons, in-person or virtual. If you are seeking in-person support and coaching, I offer hourly lessons here in Baxter, TN. Another popular choice is to get some focused instruction by staying two or three days at our facility and take multiple lessons per day!

Virtual lessons have become a popular avenue for those who are not within driving distance or want instruction on a more consistent, ongoing basis. Since I am not physically able to demonstrate or support, a prerequisite for virtual lessons is that I have worked with you before so you have a general idea of what we are doing. Although virtual lessons may seem overwhelming, it is actually fairly easy to set up and doesn't require much in the way of techy skills.



About Me

A little about my equestrian philosophy

I have always had a deep bond with horses, they are my peace... and yet, I believe people are the real reason I am doing what I do as the Thriving Equestrian. Loving people through their horse journey is the most challenging, but most important aspect of my career.

I am grateful for each opportunity to honor and hold space for both the horse and rider. The ability to create a safe environment that allows the rider and horse to express themselves, while keeping everyone's wellness a priority is a must in modern horsemanship. My job isn't just a trainer, I am a facilitator, communicator, liaison, mediator, support group, and mentor. 


Schedule for 2021

Clinics and Webinars




Springfield, Illinois 
Contact is Dawn Cobb at dawncobb83@gmail.com



Brookston, Indiana
Contact: Colleen @ colleeneq@gmail.com



Augusta, Maine with Larry Whitesell
Contact: Teresa @ teresa@whisperingwoodsstables.com



Catlett, Virginia
Contact is Alex at bluesallibear@gmail.com



Hartland, Michigan 
Contact is Robbie at robbie_tyson@yahoo.com



Sacramento, California
Contact is Jackie at jlsbarton@aol.com



Baxter, Tennessee
Contact is Jodi at jodi@gaitedhorsemanship.com



Pryor, Oklahoma
Contact: Larry Lees @ Larry.lees.ll@gmail.com



Crowley, Louisiana with Larry Whitesell
Contact Ed at coachO45@hotmail.com


1st - 3rd

Hobbsville, North Carolina
Private Clinic


19th - 21st

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 
Contact: Gloria @ yoyi3@icloud.com


From the horse's mouth


"Jodi brings her unique clarity and ability to her work in a way that makes the possibility of true connection and partnership with your horse a solid and safe reality. Her approach is not as much a 'how-to' as a 'why-to' and over the few days of the clinic my horse and I forged a
much deeper bond that has since continued to grow.

She reaches beneath the surface and
teaches the subtle conversation that exists between energy and intention."

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