MIKE SCHAFFER has worked as a professional horseman for decades, and has trained
both horses and riders through the FEI levels. He is well-known for his skill at
making difficult horses easier, and for transforming average horses into something
The publication of his first book Right From the Start - Create a Sane, Soft, Well-Balance
Horse (Travalgar Square Publishers 2001) marked a shift in his emphasis to making
dressage more accessible and understandable to the amateur owners and their horses.
Mike published his second book, “Riding in the Moment - Discover the Hidden Language
of Dressage” independently in 2010 and it, like its predecessor has found wide acceptance.
Mike is located in eastern Pennsylvania. He teaches and trains on a daily basis,
and regularly gives clinics and seminars throughout the United States. In addition
to maintaining an ongoing teaching presence on the internet with his web site www.mikeschaffer.com,
a blog, The Dressage Process and a discussion forum in the moment dressage.