Quality lessons and clinics
Whether it be starting a young horse, tuning your horse back in, or training and showing your horse at a breed evaluation and or at a sports competition. If you have a Gaited Horse to be started under saddle or needing to be re-trained, we invite you to contact us and discuss your needs.
Our principle is satisfaction, ease and fun working with horse and rider.
Our training methods encompass many traditional methods, including lunging and long reining as well as newer techniques. These include the principles of Traditional training for gaited horses, Classical Dressage and Natural Horsemanship.
We believe that each horse is an individual and thus, grow, mature, and learn at varying rates. Each horse has unique personalities, talents, likes and dislikes and each will present a variety of challenges.
Each horse is then trained based on their individual pace and ability to build up their trust, strength, balance and flexibility.
We focus on ground work first, followed by suppling exercises from the saddle. This helps the horses to work in relaxation and use the reasoning side of their brain.
This ensures a equine partnership rather than a prisoner or prey animal relationship.
As such, training is flexible yet purposeful and always focuses on creating a solid foundation before asking the horse to move on to more advanced training.
Training for your Gaited Horse to improve the gaits and performance: Once horses have progressed through the basics the gaits may be developed. Emphasizing lateral flexibility and connection through the body, horses are brought along slowly with a combination of arena work, and riding on the trail.
Supporting the gait: Improving and supporting the gait. Individual lessons with specific training recommendations. Giving attention to the individual gaited breeds. Nice and rhythmic riding of the typical gait. Building up and keeping the typical gait.
With each horse there is an emphasis on mental preparedness and stability. Horses are not pushed beyond their capacities.
We encourage all prospective and existing horse owners to take part in the training process. Developing good language and a strong bond between horse and rider is what we do best.
For small groups, who would like to spend some time learning during a holiday. Please contact us with the time in question and some information on what you would like to work on during this time.