In my lessons I work toward good communication between horse and rider. I teach my students how to work with the horse to get the behaviors they want, rather than forcing the horse to do what is wanted. The result is mutual trust and understanding between horse and rider.
Lessons can be on your horse or on one of my lesson horses. I have taught students ranging in age from 4 to 70. Whether you are just beginning or are an advanced rider, if you want to learn how to effectively communicate with horses, I have something to teach you.
Lessons are never less than 1 hour, and unless you are ready to stop, I usually run my lessons a little over an hour.
Every lesson is going to be different as I gear them toward what my student needs to work on. Our horses are all perfectly safe but they are not beach nags. They don't know that they need to follow the rail so they will help you learn how to actually ride.
You will start out on my horse Boone, Jessie, or your own horse. The goal of these lessons are to teach you how to balance on the back of the horse, most likely done in a lunge line lesson. Steering the horse will be learned through games and patterns. You will be able to walk, trot and canter, and you will begin to understand the basics of how horses' minds work.
These will also be given on Boone, Bailey, Jessie or your horse. In these lessons we will work on feeling your horse and knowing what he is doing. You will start to work on softness within yourself that you can bring to your horse, and start to do more advanced things, like ask for head sets and setting your pace for the horse.
Advanced lessons will be given on Bailey, Jessie, or your horse. Here you will start to learn to refine your techniques into whatever you want to do; gaming, jumping, cows, showing. We will work on things such as lateral work and training techniques, and most importantly how to present yourself as a leader.
On your horse - $50. Additional fees apply if travel time is more than a half hour.
On our horse - $60
Semi-private lesson (2 people or more.)
On your horses - $30 per person. Additional fees apply if travel time is more than half hour.
On our horses - $40 per person. Only available for intermediate riders and above.