We give lessons in western dressage, classical dressage, reined cow horse, roping, and general horsemanship.
Our lesson program asks that students buy a package of 10 lessons up front and use them within 12 weeks of purchase. This equates to about a lesson a week. In our experience, this has created enough consistency for the horse and rider to be able to get into a new way of being and build new habits. We understand that sometimes life gets in the way, that's why it's 12 weeks, instead of 10.
In the beginning, our lessons don't have a time limit. We are done when the horse and rider are in a better place. The lessons at the beginning of the package can last almost 2 hours (some have gone a lot longer)...just depending on what the horse needs. As the horse and rider become more comfortable with a new way of going, the lessons typically last about an hour. We will also be giving "homework": exercises and tools for the rider to use when working with the horse at home. That way the rider builds up a "toolbag" of things to help their horse get more confidence and have good experiences.
All horsemanship lessons start on the ground with us, because we believe a lot of "bad" behaviors can be caught and put to rest on the ground while they are still small, before they become big problems.
We do have school horses. Depending on the rider and situation, we may be able to match up a horse for lessons.
$600 (package of 10 lessons)
Your horse learns that he can do anything you want him to do and he’s glad to do it; he’s ready to do it. You have set it up for him. You’ve never discouraged him, you’ve never belittled him, you’ve really bragged on him and his good qualities. When he did something wrong you didn’t make a big thing of it. You went along with him there, too, and showed him that wasn’t too good a thing to do – yet you didn’t criticize him or hammer on him. So, as time goes on from day to day, week to week, month to month, and year to year, I’ll grant you that you can build a friendship and something that’s unbelievable.