Kim Jungman lives on a cattle farm with her husband and three young children near Duck Lake, Saskatchewan raising purebred black angus cattle and rides and trains her 6 year old Lusitano gelding in classical dressage, working equitation and working at home moving cattle.
Kim grew up always having horses in her life and has been in the horse industry as a trainer and instructor for over 15 years. She teaches therapeutic riding, english, western, classical dressage and working equitation lessons and clinics out of Rosthern, Saskatchewan and travels frequently around Canada teaching clinics through her business Pure Harmony Equine.
A therapeutic riding background gives Kim an in-depth and unique understanding and eye for rider equitation and asymmetries as well as a deep understanding of how the movement and asymmetries of horse and rider greatly affect each other. Having a versatile background of different disciplines and equestrian sports gives Kim an open mind and deep understanding how how to work with each individual horse and rider on a mental and physical level to empower each rider to grow and improve.
Kim’s has always had a passion for creating a true partnership between horses and riders, focusing on listening to what the horse is telling you and working together to create a light, harmonious partnership that will create a happy, wiling horse who can stay sound and working with you for years to come. Understanding physiology, development of the horse, equine behaviour and affects of asymmetry, Kim has devoted the last few years to studying classical dressage and training techniques that keep the horse’s mental and physical development and welfare as the main focus of all training. Kim is very honoured to have been accepted as a teacher in training with École de Légereté (school of lightness) in 2019 and will continue training for the next few years to become a licensed teacher.
Working equitation is a sport that grabbed Kim’s interest years ago as it focused on a more classical training system of progressively developing a versatile, well trained horse that could move straight, correct and relaxed through multiple different trials. Coming from a cattle background and developing a love for classical dressage this sport fit in perfectly with everything they Kim enjoys and holds valuable in her own training program. As the sport had not reached Canada with any force, in 2013 Kim started teaching working equitation introductory days and clinics in Saskatchewan. By 2016 the interest was finally starting to grow in other areas of Canada as well; Kim decided to use her passion and dedication to the sport to join forces with a few others from around the country and create Working Equitation Canada (WECan). Since that time, Kim has been honoured to continue to serve as the President of WECan and continues to grow and develop the sport throughout Canada.