Athletic, Barrel, Flashy, Natural Horsemanship Training, Playday, Project, Rescue, Ridden English, Ridden Western, Started Under Saddle, Trail Riding, Youth
Olaf is a beautiful gentle and spunky 3 year old grade dark bay Shetland pony currently available for "training lease" onsite at our family farm. He has been ridden by an experienced small adult rider since last fall, approximately 80 rides, and has given lead line rides to our 3 year old son at a walk. He is confident and sure footed and is not over reactive.
Olaf is ready to be taken to the next level of training with an experienced youth rider looking to expand on their knowledge of horsemanship and training.... (read more) He has never bucked or thrown a rider but he is green and young and sensitive, which demands a calm and confident handler. This is an excellent opportunity for a young rider to work on a fresh young mind without the possible dangers of working a full size horse of this age, as Olaf stands around 42". We have outdoor riding and lunging spaces as well as the opportunity to ride short trail loops on the property as training progresses.
This "training lease" would require one formal lesson per week and allow for up to three additional days per week of "fun and horsemanship" time. All time will be supervised by myself and parents/guardians are welcome and encouraged to stay and/or be involved. Proper riding equipment for the leasee is required; proper helmet, boots, etc. Tack for Olaf will be provided, western, english or treeless saddles available.
Lease cost is 40$ per week or 100$ per month, we do ride into the winter months but do not use the riding and lunging spaces after heavy rain as they become slippery.
Please remember this is an opportunity for an EXPERIENCED youth rider who already knows how to ride at all gaits, knows cues, and basic ground rules around ponies and horses and is looking for an opportunity to learn more about training and working with young horses/ ponies.
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