We all want our horses to be confident and at ease when we ride them. We want them to be curious and not fearful of the unknown. Most of all, we need them to be safe to ride. All these things come from the first experiences that a young horse has when started under saddle. You wouldn’t build your home on a poorly laid foundation. And no one wants to ride a poorly started horse. As you know, horses have unique personalities and attitudes. While some progress quickly and are eager to please you, others move a little slower or have ideas of their own. We treat each horse as an individual and the result is a confident, willing horse that’s not afraid to see you with a lead rope in your hand. You’ll have a horse with a solid foundation for any discipline.
You may have a horse that does well except for 1 or 2 things. It may be he won’t cross a creek. Or he holds his head so high it's almost impossible to bridle him. Maybe, no matter what bit you use, your horse just won’t stop like he should. Or how about the horse who could win the show, if you could just get him on the horse trailer to go to the show. These are the kinds of “problems” we’ll address with your horse. Using Natural Horsemanship, we’ll look for the root of the problem and then work toward correcting it.
It’s never too early for you to start halter training your foal. Of course, the technique used depends on the age of the young horse. For instance, the lessons learned through interaction as a newborn foal, builds the necessary trust for not only future lessons and hoof trimmings, but, if the need arose, the ability to doctor a wound. At 1-2 yrs. of age, it’s time to provide a more advanced halter training that lays the foundation for everything that is to follow. This, all important, ground work is what gives the young horse the solid start in building confidence in humans and himself that he’ll need to be the willing the partner we all want. With this training, we’ll help your horse learn to use the “left side” of his brain – how to think & figure things out. Even things as basic as how to move their feet must be learned. Movements we want, such as Side Passing and Haunches In, are not natural movements and must also be learned. Using the techniques & philosophy of Natural Horsemanship, we’ll give your young horse the foundation he needs for the next big step – Colt Starting Under Saddle.
As mentioned in Our Philosophy, we encourage riders with horses in training to join in on training sessions. But, if you don't currently have a horse with us, we can work with you to improve your Horsemanship skills. Contact us to discuss individual lessons.
Training - $800 per month -includes board
Pasture Boarding - $200 per month
Full Boarding - $400 per month
Individual Lessons - $40 per hour
Boarders have access to nearby riding trails, obstacle course & arena.
Please call for Boarding & Lesson Time availability