Heidi McLaughlin Fearless RiderBecome a fearless rider with Heidi McLaughlin's book, "K.I.C.K. Your Fear of Horses" and DVD, "12 Steps to Fearless Riding."

  • Are you afraid of getting hurt?
  • Have you had a horse-related accident that has taken your confidence away?
  • Are you looking for the answers to get you back in the saddle.
  • Would you like to enjoy your time in the saddle and be prepared?

Become a fearless rider and learn how to ride on a horse without fear and anxiety.

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K.I.C.K. Your Fear of Horses Book

Start your journey to becoming a Fearless Rider by reading Heidi McLaughlin’s book, “K.I.C.K. Your Fear of Horses.” This book was written as a result of Heidi’s quest to find her confidence with horses. This book examines different types of horse fears and practical steps the reader can take to overcome the fear of horses. Unlike other horse riding books, Heidi shares with the reader what has worked for her as well as other people who have found their confidence in the saddle by using the K.I.C.K Your Fear of Horses method. Heidi presents numerous practical hints to help get you on your way out of fear and into knowledge, which leads to confident riding. She hopes that her experiences will help others to gain the confidence they need to find true joy in the saddle. This book quotes the advice from many accomplished experts such as Chris Cox, Stacy Westfall, Richard Winters, Karen Scholl, Mike Kevil, Steve Halfpenny, Dr. Robert M. Miller, and Rick Lamb.

In this book, Heidi McLaughlin explains the meaning of K.I.C.K. in great detail:

  • Keep at it! Don’t give up.
  • Invest in a well-trained horse and good training.
  • Courage needed to gain Confidence.
  • Knowledge needed to overcome the fear.


12 Steps to Fearless Riding DVD

12 Steps to Fearless Riding DVD

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By popular demand, Heidi McLaughlin has filmed and produced an instructional DVD entitled “12 Steps to Fearless Riding,” a step by step method to helping fearful riders break down their fears and build their confidence. Heidi McLaughlin has helped thousands of people begin their journey into confident riding – Fearless Riding.

Fear begins where knowledge ends. In this 12 Step to Fearless Riding DVD discover the steps needed to start your journal to overcome your fear of horses and be able to ride on the horse again. Learn the K.I.C.K Your Fear of Horses, step-by-step plan that will enable you to find the confidence and joy that Heidi has found with her horses.

Heidi breaks down these concepts and shows you how to use knowledge and practical applications to K.I.C.K. your fear of horse.

"I just purchased your book and wow it hits the nail right on the head with me right in the first few pages. I have had so many mishaps riding throughout my life that it has me second guessing everything I do with my horses. Love your book and working on getting over my fears." ~ Kim Watson

“Just finished watching the 12 Steps to Fearless Riding DVD for the 3rd time...I love it...Thank you for sharing!” ~Julie Partridge-Hitman



"I first met Heidi McLaughlin in 2002 when she attended the first of several of my week-long horsemanship clinics. She was eager to learn, but her fear kept getting in the way of her progress. I pushed her over and over to rise up and face her fear. The result was the beginning of her journey into the confidence that I want for all riders.

K.I.C.K. Your Fear of Horses is heart-warming and honest as well as entertaining. Heidi speaks frankly about the depth of her fear and walks the reader through her journey that started out being plagued with frustration and self-doubt. As a result, she understands fear from the depth of her being and, therefore, is able to give practical advice of what worked for her as well as important information that helped transform her into the successful rider that she is today. I am proud of Heidi’s success. Her talent for writing and her passion for horses give her an edge that is the perfect combination for this must-read! My hope is that all who read K.I.C.K. Your Fear of Horses can find the confidence and joy that she has found with her houses." ~ Chris Cox, Author, Horsemanship Trainer, and four-time winner of Road of the Horse Championship

Fearless Rider Testimonials

Fearless Rider Student TamyTamy Knigge

"LIFE CHANGING for me and my horse. We are trail riding; I couldn't do that 3 months ago. She has turned into the best horse ever, which she always was, I just didn't see it. I have grown leaps and bounds! Just finished the beginner and intermediate class, next is on to the advanced class going until the end of August. The best thing I've done for me and my horse. Love this stuff. Thank you so much for taking the time to listen to my story."

Fearless Riding Student Christen WoodsChristen Woods

"I just wanted say I loved your book and thanked you very much! My fall left my confidence utterly shaken, even the slightest burst of speed would terrify me. Now with the help of your book and my instructors, my fear has faded, and my confidence is slowly returning! Again, thank you so much for your inspiring story and your positive outlook"

Fearless Rider Student LorieLorie and Mocha

"I have always had that “inner connection” to the horse, and I am amazed at how well we are tuned into each other. Last week my trainer said; “I had the best ride on your horse the other day. He was not spooky and was really fun to ride.” When I asked her why she thought that was, her reply was; “You are more confident and calm with him now, and that is the horse that I am getting!” It really touched me! You were the final push I needed to do the work. I knew I had it in me, I just needed to make the commitment. Thanks for your encouragement!"

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