Team Alissa & TBD
Adopt TBD and continue your training with Alissa.
Alissa offers all levels of training and is available after adoption to help transition both of you.
Mustangs MEND (MEND)
Mustangs MEND is a registered 501c3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization. We facilitate the healing of both mustangs and survivors of trauma through the principles of Mindfulness, Empathy, Nurturing, and Dignity.
Meet Alissa Gordon
Alissa Jensen-Gordon was born and raised in Prineville, Oregon, being a bit of a misfit riding english when everyone else was riding western.
Alissa started formally riding English at the age of 12 and has only progressed her skills since. She has shown and trained horses in Western Equitation, English Equitation, Dressage, Hunter/Jumper and Endurance. Alissa started Twin Pines Equestrian in 2016 in order to share her skills and knowledge with other riders at all levels.
Her “no pressure, no force” approach is non-traditional for Dressage trainers, but she firmly believes a happy horse will respond to requests, more than a forced horse. She likes to start horses out by working at liberty, with no leads or halters. Trust is the foundation of all good working relationships, and Alissa believe working at liberty is a great way to establish trust and a willing horse. She has started multiple Mustangs under saddle completely at liberty, such as her ORC horse from 2017 named Journey.
When Alissa isn’t training horses or teaching lessons at Twin Pines Equestrian, she is showing and training horses in Oregon Dressage Society Competitions. In 2016 she earned her Bronze Medal riding a BLM Kiger Mustang and is currently riding Prix St. George on her up and coming horse. She also is teaching liberty clinics and working on demos/expos with her liberty team which includes. 2017 ORC horse Journey, a BLM Sulphur Mustang, a Gypsy Vanner/Arabian and Zonkey.