About Fearless RidingAbout Fearless Riding

Heidi McLaughlin works with students to have them overcome their fear of horses and to begin their journey into fearless horsemanship.

Once Heidi discovered the secret to fearless riding, she wrote the best-selling book, “K.I.C.K. Your Fear of Horses” in hope to inspire and guide those who are dealing with horse fear. Now she travels all over the country as a speaker and a clinician. Her 2-Day “KICK Your Fear” Clinics have helped hundreds of people develop a comprehensive plan to overcome fear. She explains the meaning of K.I.C.K. as follows:

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

Heidi’s method is a simple and effective step-by-step method that is unlike any other program. Heidi admits that she is not a trainer. “I don’t train horses, I train people and use the horse as a tool.” She adds, “I discover the source of their fears, break it down, and then build up their confidence.” Students who participate in the Fearless Riding 2-Day clinics and/or personalized Coaching Sessions will receive actionable plans that will help them to overcome their fear of riding.


After a scary horse-related incident as a child, Heidi A. McLaughlin, grew up with the notion that horses were big and therefore could hurt you. This thought played over and over in her head even into adulthood when she purchased her first horse and attempted to learn to ride. She bought and sold horse after horse searching for the perfect match but didn’t yet realize that no horse on earth would ever be right for her until she first dealt with the real problem, her fear; thus beginning the long and frustrating journey into fearless horsemanship. Your journey does not have to be this way. Once Heidi unlocked the secret of her own fear issues, she began helping other fearful riders with her methods.

Heidi McLaughlin wiht Cheif
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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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