The Savvy Equestrian

What is The Savvy Equestrian?

The Savvy Equestrian is the next stage in the journey of former 3-Star Parelli Professional, Ashley Dudas.

Ashley was a Licensed Professional for ten years, and has spent her career helping horses and humans throughout Arizona. Spending over twenty years developing her craft of teaching horsemanship as an art form, she strives to always be moving forward in the pursuit of being a Savvy Equestrian. is the next logical step in an endeavor to improve the communication between people and their equine partners. For their purpose, a brick and mortar training facility is great… but, in the rush that is the American way of things, the focus of a facility tends to be localized, as not everyone is able to justify a trip across town or across states. Web-based training platforms are becoming more common every day, as people transition to a more efficient way of gaining knowledge. Through videos, pictures, articles, webinars and forums, technology in the 21st century has allowed humans(and, in this case, horses) to accelerate the speed at which we acquire knowledge… and ultimately level the learning curves of the subjects we are passionate about. The Savvy Equestrian looks to offer a smooth and efficient trail towards savvy and natural horsemanship.

Everything in the equestrian world can be done with Savvy… from the barn, to the hitching-rail, to the round-pen, and to the trailer, arena, show-ring, or trail… including every little detail within all of those vastly different environments. Becoming Savvy includes a fundamental change in how horses and people communicate, learn, grow, and work together.

The Savvy Equestrian is dedicated to perpetual self-improvement… and in terms of potential partners for that endeavor, we know of none better than the horse.

Ashley has brought a smile back to my little girls face! Thank you, Ashley, for the tips and techniques for successful riding! You are a phenomenal instructor. We all appreciate your analogies for those of us laymen trying to understand the “whys” of horsemanship. I look forward to many more sessions with her!”

Kellie G.

Incredible Parelli Instructor and an incredible person in general. If you want to experience goosebumps when working with your horse, I recommend lessons and clinics with Ashley Dudas.

Kim M.

Founder, Wildhorse Ranch Rescue

Ashley has helped me tremendously in gaining confidence in working with and riding my three year old filly! I can’t wait to see what we can achieve with her guidance. She truly has the heart of a teacher!

Shelien C.

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