Sensible Horse Training

Training the Horse and Owner to Ride or Drive

Maya Dobush, Sensible Horse Training Professional

Maya is  a horse trainer and a farmer with a B.S. in Environmental Biology and a background of hands-on farming and horsemanship.

Her life has many inherent, seasonal surprises. Every spring is flooded with life  and new beginnings. Every winter is a closure of the season before.

For now, horse training and farming are her passion, and her glory.

Maya grew up on a farm similar to Pond Farm,  in western New York on Lake Ontario. The entire family rode and drove their horses and ponies. At 15, Maya's  mother introduced her to one of her greatest horse training influences. He taught her to train horses patiently. She worked for this hobby Thoroughbred breeder for a couple years where he taught her how to start the horses for saddle. When horses came back from the track, they taught them to be jumpers or trail horses. To this day, Maya says "I still have a soft spot for Thoroughbreds."

Throughout her college career, she continued to help people with their horses to work off board for her  horses - Noodle and Zenon -  who she owned starting in her high school years. 

Maya's Philosophy ... in her own words

I am fascinated by ecology. Every action we take will be felt by everything on this planet. Horse training and working with people both follow a  similar manner. I have been working with horses since I was a small child. I have been professionally training horses to ride and drive for thirteen years. Almost ten years ago I started competing in Combined Driving. I enjoy working with owners who are new at horsemanship as well as those who compete at a higher level than me.

Each horse I work with has taught me so many things.  Some of my "hardest" horses to get through end up being the most rewarding ones to work with.

As I mature, I have also learned to understand people better too. All in all, my job is very rewarding and I am doing exactly what I want to do.