Raised with horses and farming in a family of horsewomen, Susanna ("Sus") Kellogg's reverance for horses and the natural world began at an early age. Her early experience with horses included more than thirty thousand miles of open country and wilderness riding, as well as competing in cross country jumping events, serving extensively on the mounted staff of the Woodbrook Hunt, and playing polo. Working with and training horses alongside her twin sister, Vivian, during this time her conscious and natural approach with horses evolved.
Her continued and intensive learning with horses focused on a deepening understanding of horses' nature, as well as our own, and on the real partnership possible between horses and humans. In 1999 she founded Free Horse Farm and Essential Horsemanship.
Her approach with horses has been greatly influenced by her lifelong study and practice of yoga, and ecology (B.A., UC Santa Cruz). She has devoted herself to working with horses in a way that honors their nature and dignity.
Her teachers have been horses, as well as people, including Angela Farmer, and early John Lyons and Pat Parelli. She sees true horsemanship as an art, and the natural foundation of all relations with horses.