True Harmony between Horse and Rider

Based on ancient, almost forgotten principles that govern movement, Ride from Within brings forth a new paradigm in riding. Your horse lives by these principles, horses own balanced and powerful movement. They do not need us to teach them how to move. It is us that need to learn how to move like them.

New Paradigm “New findings that completely change the way people think about or interact with something”

Ride from Within is the ONLY riding method that has discovered and identified the 3rd-dimensional movement in the horses' pelvis. It is the only movement the horse cannot put into the rider’s seat when we ride.

In order to have an effective and influential seat that can match and lead the power of the horse, we need to learn to move like them to connect with them, otherwise we take our limited 2-dimensional and unbalanced movement to the saddle which directly restricts and impedes their natural state of balance, power and therefore fluid effortless movement.

When we learn to move 3 dimensionally in our pelvis the horse is free to move as he was designed to and horse and rider become One, riding from the inside out.


Meet James Shaw

James Shaw is a new kind of riding teacher dedicated to helping people transform themselves and their riding by bringing forth a new paradigm in our physical connection to the horse which is a door way into complete connection, mind, body and spirit. This is a path to Mastery, the elusive harmonious, fluid connection we all dream of but for centuries has remained in the hands of a select few.

Find out more about James Check out upcoming events

Kathy King Johnson, M.Ed.

“I am not an “airy-fairy” person. I am very pragmatic. There was nothing magical in what James did, except for the results. At 52, I am riding better, longer and more difficult horses than I have ridden since my 20s….. If one approaches the work with an open mind, there is no limit to how much James can help any level of rider. Your horses will thank you!”

– Kathy King Johnson, M.Ed.
Executive Director Medicine Horse Program

Lynne Riddell

“We are at the forefront of a new paradigm in ethical riding and training and for the sake of your horse I challenge you, whether novice or advanced, to find the real truth in your seat like I did and Ride From Within.”

– Lynne Riddell
Founder of Sense and Feeling Equitation, BHS Accredited Professional Coach.

Susan hoffman

The information that I have gained from participating in the james Shaw clinic is invaluable , I am a better instructor because of his generouse nature and clearity of explanation. The tai chi principals combined with James comprehensive teaching style has proven to be the most valuble instruction that I’ve ever experienced.

-Suzi Hoffman Peacock
USDF4th Level Certified Instructor/Trainer, USDF Silver Medalist and National Champion.


Books, DVD’s, and More

  • 10-12-2019
  • Heavens Sky Ranch
Contact: James Shaw
3 Day Clinic
Day of Lessons
  • 04-13-2019
  • Sheridan Creek Equestrian Center
Contact: Kristen Roberson
2 Day Clinic
  • 03-14-2019
  • Future Hope Equestrian
Contact: Danielle
Day of Lessons
  • 03-06-2019
  • Future Hope Equestrian
Contact: Danielle
A Day of Lessons
  • 05-17-2019
  • Guthrie
Contact: Kimberly Rassmussen
3 Day Clinic
  • 10-12-2019
  • Jubilee Acres
Contact: Sheri McKay
3 Day Clinic


Keep up with the latest in training, tips, and news


The New Paradigm – A Lost Art

“Art is Long, Life is Short” – Lao Tzu Riding is an art and the greatest enemy of art is hurry, the driving force behind which is to reach […]... Continue Reading

Feb 26 2019 by Gillian Shaw | 0 COMMENTS

This is NOT Yield to Pressure

The predominant method in riding and Horse Training is “Yield to Pressure”. What does that really mean? The biggest drawback of using yield to pressure as […]... Continue Reading

Feb 04 2019 by Gillian Shaw | 0 COMMENTS

An Introduction to Ride From Within (Part 3)

James Shaw’s Unique and Special Gift The reason James can understand and teach this is that he was born with a unique gift of ‘seeing’ which […]... Continue Reading

Jan 23 2019 by Gillian Shaw | 0 COMMENTS

James Shaw’s Unique and Special Gift

The reason James can understand and teach this is that he was born with a unique gift of ‘seeing’ which makes him very different to most people. James ‘sees’ in his minds eye and thinks in pictures, multi dimensionally, which means he can picture the rider’s body from the inside, in 3 dimensions, giving him a unique perspective on true balance. Also it means he can look at a horse and rider and ‘take a picture’ literally in his mind and see the combination from all angles, without having to physically move.

He can see the root cause of tension in the rider and experience it in his own body as if it were his own reality, in other words he experiences the feeling of the movement and tension in his own body as he is observing the horse and rider in real time. This gives James a unique ability to feel the root cause of rider’s problems and through his own physical training and understanding of internal balance he can work out the solution very quickly.

James has done this countless times over the years with riders who have been stumped for years and years, ‘stuck’ at a level with no idea what is causing the problem. James can uncover the subtlest of hidden tensions which can unlock the most profound problems.

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