Natural Horsemanship is a philosophy of working with horses based on the horse’s natural instincts and methods of communication, with the understanding that horses do not learn through fear or pain, but rather from pressure and the release of pressure. The focus of this training is to build respect between the horse and handler and is the foundation to under saddle training.
With our Starting/Restarting Program your horse will be started under saddle using Natural Horsemanship Methods, meaning we do not break horses here, we teach them in a kind, gentle and understanding fashion. We do not use big bits or tie downs in any of our training. We only take in a select number of horses a month. That way we can assure every horse gets the amount of time we have promised! Owners are always welcome to drop by and watch their horse being ridden or worked anytime.
Do you have a horse you want more trail miles put on but simply don't have the time? We can help. We can ride from your place, or trailer out to expose your horse to riding new trails. Owners receive GPS mapping showing time ridden, distance, pace and elevation for each ride.
Have a trained horse but it spooks a lot? Well we can help. We take horses in Desensitizing training. Your horse will be exposed to, bags, balls, tarps, bottles, milk jugs, pool noodles, pompoms, traffic, bikes, quads, barrels, gauntlets, slickers, clippers, inflatables and many more!
We take your horse in training or work at your facility to teach it how to handle all the obstacles it would see in a competitive trail course and more! Horse will learn to back, sidepass, turn on hindquarters, turn on forequarters, counter arc, give laterally and vertically building toward collection, it will learn how to think its way through many obstacles. Trail obstacle training includes many trail riding miles as well.
Have a problem you need help with? Let us know what it is and we can talk about our options.
Clinics focus on understanding the horse’s natural behavior, improving the relationship between horse and rider and developing the rider’s skill and ability to communicate with and control the horse. You’ll leave with a better understanding of your horse and tools to help you create the connection you want! You'll work with a Clinician to design a clinic that meets the needs your group. Call us for details.
Merit Badge Clinics lead Boy Scouts through the requirements for the Horsemanship Merit Badge, including the riding skills assessment. Clinics are limited to 12 - 15 participants to ensure that all Scouts reach their goals. Contact us to schedule an event for your BSA troop.
Horsemanship Clinic instruction is provided for Girl Scouts of all ages, from grades K -12, including horseback riding and earning the Horseback Riding badge. Contact us to schedule a Clinic for your Girl Scout troop.