Dressage Instruction Training Boarding in South Bend, IN
Elizabeth offers dressage training programs tailored to the needs of each horse and rider in a positive, fun, supportive and professional environment. Athletes, horses and riders alike, require individual training programs and solutions to build effectively upon their talent, scope and desire. There is no discrimination between breed, level of experience or discipline. Elizabeth works with clients in all stages of the dressage training experience, from identifying prospective mounts for clients, to introducing youngsterâ€™s first steps under saddle, to fine tuning the final steps before entering the ring.... (read more) In lessons, she communicates to the rider not only what to do, but also the whys and hows of dressage training. Elizabeth will explain equestrian biomechanics; how a horse can be encouraged to move properly by a rider who is sitting correctly. Students are taught with a combined focus on developing a good seat and position, learning horse training skills and increasing their theoretical knowledge so they can optimize their ability to ride effectively thus improving their performance. She aims to have each horse happy in his work while expressing correct basic training. She wants to help riders achieve their goals whether or not this includes competition. Developing an enjoyable, harmonious, and fulfilling relationship between horse and rider is the ultimate result.
Grainger Dressage is located at Maple Lane Horse Boarding in Lakeville, IN, 10 minutes south of South Bend, IN.
Dressage education of the horse is the foundation of all other training. Elizabeth utilizes the USDF Pyramid of Training, classical techniques of the French School, and horsemanship methods to design programs which tailor to the needs of each individual horse. She does not to try to fit a square peg into a circle. Simultaneously, education and consistency of the owner plays a key role to the overall success of the training process.
Elizabeth is a firm believer in cross training the dressage horse. In effort to broaden their horizons, horses in the Grainger Dressage training program are exposed to extra-curricular activities (i.e., outdoor trails with hills, small jumps, and obstacles).
Maple Lane Horse Boarding is located on 98 acres, including marked trail paths.
Riding Lessons, Riding Clinics, Has a Riding Arena