Riding Lessons

We Begin With a Solid Foundation

Horsemanship 101

The focus of the Horsemanship class is building trust. The process begins spending time with horses, with our feet on the ground.

 

The process takes more time than other riding instruction because the relationship comes first. This is a "no horse class" (this means you do not have to have a horse, and we will be working on the ground, with horses on the ranch.)

Time Commitment: This is a six week course. Once a week, for 90 minutes, ongoing for 6 weeks.

Who will benefit from this class:

  • Beginners

  • New horse owners

  • Anyone who is drawn towards spending time with horses

  • Horse owners who have doubts about what they are doing or think there must be a better way…

  • Horse folks with an open mind who want more from their relationship with their equine partner

 

Understanding how horses think, speak, and interact in herds is important  When mutual trust is created, the partnership becomes the basis.

The foundation of relationship training begins with learning “Equis,” the body language that horses speak.  By increasing human awareness deeper connections with horses is possible. Like any relationship, mutual trust, affection for each other, and personality compatibility are part of the dynamic. The techniques taught are revolutionary.  Be ready for the side effects.  Horses have lots to teach us.  Learning from the ground up creates safety.

 

Most injuries to people around horses occur because; the person did not “read the horse” correctly.  Horses are gentle creatures that are fear driven but not malicious in nature.  An aggressive horse was made that way by human/s.

Class covers:

  • catching evasive horses in the field

  • evaluating bio mechanics

  • tension release work for horses

  • grooming

  • basics of round penning

  • approach and release practices

  • emergency dismounts

  • techniques for equine communication

  • riding basics

  • trust building

  • and more...

Beginning

Riding

Prerequisite: Horsemanship 101

Certified Horsemanship Association Instructor will help you set and achieve your goals.

Group and Private Sessions available