My lesson program will include some "homework" if it is needed. I teach basic horsemanship, western and English riding, and hunter/equitation. I am truly making my "kids" self-sufficient equestrians. I am teaching them not only how to ride, but also how to teach themselves, what the "ins and outs" of horse ownership entails, and how to be an educated horse lover.
Location Scheduling(This can change, so please be sure to contact me to arrange):
Monday through Thursday evenings
Fridays through Sundays are scheduled by appointment only
I do this due to weekends being a very busy time for show season as well as for family time! Please be courteous to me as I am for you, if we schedule a weekend session this means I am giving up most of my day to be with family and get things done around the house.
Mondays/Wednesdays traveling lessons in Calamus, IA and Old Spot Farm. (weather dependent, subject to change)
Tuesdays and Thursdays Twin Cedar Stables Princeton, IA (Rain or shine!)
Traveling Lessons available!
My Program is based on making all horses "respectable citizens." I use this term to describe the first step and the last in my training program. Your horse is first evaluated and if not safe around all people (including beginners and kids) the horse is taught this. They need to be able to be handled by anyone at least for a short period of time, this may mean desensitization training or work on just learning to respect authority. After horses are brought along to this point, or during this time the horse is exposed to all atmospheres and disciplines. This may include dressage, trail, jumping (arena and field work), pleasure training, obstacles, cattle work, etc. Then the horse is progressed in the discipline at which he shows the most desire and talent in.
All fees are subject to change at any time with 15 day notice .
Available for open or schooling shows throughout the year
$100/day + $.54/ Mile + hotel/travel expenses if more than 1 day show
I am familiar with judging standards for the following associations:
*I do not hold a judges card in any of these associations, but have judging experience on the local schooling, open, and 4H levels.
Horses for Sale/Lease
leasing starting as low as $200/month.
Check out the page labeled Sale Horses for info on all horses in the program.
I am offering a gift certificate program for you to give to your special horse crazy child, wife, husband, or friend.
$20-$100 You pick how much you would like to give, applied towards credit of any service I currently offer.