Some of us use horses to get well. We have limitations we would like to overcome and need the help a horse can provide. The horse gives us the desire and the distraction to push a little harder walk a little straighter, be a little stronger each day. Part yoga part health and wellness. Classes held here out of the sun and rain. Horse therapy has been proven to heal mind and body. Improve your quality of life with a gentle horse
Horsemanship is the understanding and unity with the horse. The rider is the brains and the horse is the brawn working in harmony. Do everything better, not just run a pattern or win a ribbon. This understanding and communication makes our time with our horses both safer and more fun
I train people and horses the same way. Only worry about the most basic safety procedures first, then we refine, polish, and grow new skills.... (read more) There should be no punishment in horse training. Instead, we use correction and repetition. I believe in some time on horses (on lounge line, no reins) as soon and as much as possible. Muscle memory can not be learned from a book or lecture. Staying on a horse is not riding but it is hard to be an effective rider if you can not stay on.
Let us train you and your horse to be willing partners who are engaged and enjoy learning together in an atmosphere where they feel comfortable to try, rather than fearful of making mistakes....
trust, authority, and friendship is essential
We love our horses and want our horses to love us back. But the reality is that without proper training horses are dangerous. Gaining trust is not training. It takes both trust and training to make a safe dependable horse.
Proven methods are safe and effective for horse and horseman. It isn’t what we do but how we do it that changes our outcome. Small changes make a big difference.
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