- Versatility Obstacle
- Group Social Skills for Horses
- Refined Horsemanship & Groundwork
- Trail Skills
- Cow Working
- Described in detail below
- Assessments on Training Issues
- Horse Purchase Assessments
My program is designed to meet the many aspects of your horse's training - from handling as a foal to starting under saddle - through achievement in the show ring and enjoyment on the trails.
The foundation begins with consistently providing for the physical and mental needs of your horse so that optimal learning can occur. A positive association to learning in your horse's mind is essential for outstanding achievement of your goals.
For lessons to be learned and retained, teaching must occur in a relaxed environment. The horse must feel that there is something to work toward that is rewarding and meets his need for maintaining a strong sense of self.
The number of horses in training is limited to ensure highly focused attention to each horse.
In addition to refined work under saddle, your horse will be presented with exercises and real life situations that develop his confidence. These will include work in the following areas, as determined by your horse's needs and length of stay:
I arrange life exposures to help the horse build confidence in himself and his environment.
Our feeding program was created with the assistance of holistic veterinarian, Dr. Madalyn Ward, www.holistichorsekeeping.com:
The social and living environment is also crucial to the well-being of the horse. Horses are allowed to live in paddocks with run-in sheds. This arrangement fosters the mental relaxation that is an important key to the horse's ability to learn.
In addition, we encourage permitting your horse the opportunity to have a companion. Being herd animals, we have found that the horses benefit immensely from each other's company. In order to gain the maximum result when introducing new companions, much thought is given to the choice, the introduction and the ongoing relationship between the two.