I have a small barn in New Jersey, (US) and am having a heck of a time finding other Natural Dressage folks. I got into ND when I still rode/ worked for a very radical German-school FEI rider, hated my job and couldn't understand why. It's been a long journey getting from rolkur to where I am now and I would love to trade notes with like-minded riders. Unfortunately, I can't seem to find any in my country, let alone my state. I am also considering taking on a few students who really want to ride this way, (I'm kind of done coaching for conventional show dressage... the horses tend to get pushed hard and the whole meaning of what dressage actually is seems to be lacking, at least in my experiences.)I would love to hear from folks who teach this, as I'm a little unsure where to start. I have a feeling that flyer would look a little strange at the local feed store... "learn classical elements of dressage without a double, or maybe even a single, bridle... and while your at it, become your horse's best friend, too." There's just so many crazy-driven show riders in my neck of the woods... I doubt many of them would even consider ND for a second. Although... people, ponies and politics are often surprising, as the saying goes. Any ideas from folks who have been or are going through this sort of thing would be very much appreciated. Actually, any ideas from anyone at all would be quite welcome too!