Underrated People in the Horse World: Aidan Reese

By Real Riderz

Who is Aidan Reese?

Aidan is a professional who has been riding for her whole life. She grew up doing rodeos and speed events. Aidan was nationally ranked for some time during her riding career. At the age of 16, she made the switch to eventing. She competed up to the preliminary level and placed 9th at the American Eventing Championship. Aidan is currently pursuing a career as a stunt double, specializing in stunts with horses.

What are some of the struggles you have encountered on your journey in the horse world? 

Trainers. I love learning and growing but I have found that most trainers in the industry have been jaded and take it out on working students (and sometimes regular students). They use gaslighting and manipulation and rob students of their passion. My goal is to change that.

What change(s) do you wish to see in the equine world? 

I wish to see working students treated fairly. I hope one day the view that you have to work 90 hour work weeks or have millions of dollars to make it in the industry will go away. I hope the mentality of “I yell at you because I care” disappears completely.

I am actually working on a podcast about my points and I’m working on building a student base that is taught out of mutual respect. I’ll be posting more about it on my Instagram @ThtBlackSheep.

Thank you Aidan for your insight! We wish you the best of luck in your professional career path. If you would like to have a chance at being featured in the underrated people of the horse world column, fill out this form:

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