Rider Horsemanship, Inc. is a full-service, multi disciplinary horsemanship facility. Our methodology to horsemanship is multi-faceted, applicable and beneficial for all types of horses and riders, disciplines and breeds. Caroline Rider is owner and senior instructor and trainer. Her experience encompasses a life-time of riding, learning, teaching and horsemanship. Caroline’s knowledge has shaped her craft as a clinician, equine behavioral specialist, Intuitive Horsemanship Practitioner®, motivational speaker and educator and Total Immersion Coach®.... (read more)
Our training begins with a series of ground exercises designed to shape and nurture both relationship and partnership shared between horse and rider. Ground work includes liberty and online, line work. Our riding program includes freestyle, collection, bareback and balanced seat and bridleless.
We specialize in a wide array of learning and training opportunities, ranging from ground and riding, training and instruction: Intuitive & Grounded Horsemanship • Equine Psychology & Behavior • Evaluations & Assessments • Ground Manners • L iberty • Online & Long Line • Foundation Training • Starting Young Horse Training & Programs • Re-Starting & Reshaping Horse Programs • Maintenance Programs • Performance and Fine-tuning • Equitation & Balanced Riding • Riding as One • Freestyle Riding • Collection • Bridle-less & Bareback Riding • Western Dressage • Classical Dressage • Reining • Pleasure and Trail Riding • Trail and Agility Course Training • Consultation & Sales • Leasing • Private & Group Instruction • Lesson Program • Clinics • Internships
The facility houses a 30 stall barn and 50 acres of pastures. There is a custom built 50' round pen, dressage arena, trail and agility course, cross country course and 500 acres for hacking and exercising. The new facility offers plenty of room for horses in training, clinics, internships and lesson programs. Sales and leasing is also available.
Rider Horsemanshipâ€™s approach to teaching horses and humans focuses on creating a space where trust (connection), communication and partnership form â€“ in mind, body and soul. Our approach is one that seeks mindfulness â€“ a way of being with horses that asks us to be conscious of our intent and actions, and always present. It is when we are present, in the now, that all possibilities arise â€“ that all â€œten thousand thingsâ€ become possible.
Rider Horsemanship employs the philosophies, training techniques, and riding elements of classical dressage. Balance, harmony, suppleness, rhythm, combined with clear, mindful and consistent communication (through aids) becomes the dialogue between horse and rider. These methods, and goals, of classical horsemanship are timeless and applicable to any horse, breed, age and rider's choice of discipline.
The key concepts of Rider Horsemanship's Approach lies in the development of communication, confidence, balance, and harmony between horse and rider. The development of communication is foremost as it establishes a mutual understanding and cooperation between both. This cooperation allows both rider and horse to work confidently together in balance, which in turn promotes harmony. Rider Horsemanship focuses on finesse, not force, and the results are achieved more smoothly and easily than most riders could possibly imagine.
Our approach works for any rider, and any horse, and is never applied with intention to force or make a horse comply. Rather, it is to improve the mind, body and soul connection between any rider, and their horse, no matter what their preference is: western pleasure, english pleasure, eventing, hunter/jumper, reining, cutting, endurance riding, competitive trail riding or pleasure riding.
Rate: $/Day , Number of Stalls: 30
cross country and obstacle, agility courses, 500 acres of hacking
Horseback Riding, Riding Lessons, Riding Clinics, Has a Riding Arena