We offer training for all horses: from the young, inexperienced to seasoned competition horses. We start colts with a focus on creating soft, quiet horses that are suitable for all disciplines.
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. Our lessons don't have a time limit. We are done when the horse and rider are in a better place. Some 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. Everything starts on the ground with us (there have been some students that didn't make it to the saddle until the end of the packages), 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 give lessons in western dressage, classical dressage, reined cow horse, and general horsemanship.
(includes hay and use of cattle)
We ask for a minimum 4 month commitment per horse
$600 (package of 10 lessons to be used within 12 weeks of purchase)
(at this time, we don't have use of school horses)
You can ask the horse to do your thing, but you ask him; you offer it to him in a good way. You fix it up and let him find it. You do not make anything happen, no more than you can make a friendship happen.