Motivational rider helps women build confidence

DODGE CITY, Kansas – Once a competitive rider, Lisa Johnson now uses her expertise to help women build confidence through horse riding.

“My clinics have helped every from a novice who wants to learn better horsemanship skills to the woman who has suffered some emotional trauma,” said Johnson.

Reins for Renewal is the name of the program that Johnson developed to show women that they’re stronger than they think.

“When you can learn to control a 1,200 pound horse, suddenly your 80 pound child doesn’t seem like a big deal or the co-worker you don’t get along with or your boss or whatever,” said Johnson.

The program is open to men, but Johnson finds that women are more apt to ask for help.

If you would like to see Johnson in action, she will do several demonstrations and a clinic on Friday.

To find out more about Reins for Renewal, click here. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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