RIDING LESSONS

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We have designed our program to have a systematic curriculum. This means that our curriculum is organized into courses that are broken down into steps. This format allows for seamless progression through our school.

The 3 basic courses are Beginner, Intermediate, and Mastery.  Each course is taught based on each student's developmental stages and age. Along with technical skills, our courses are centered around what we believe to be the foundation pillars of human-horse connection; awareness, body alignment, holistic well-being, mobility, and breathe control. We begin to teach each of these aspects on a basic level, and continue to advance these teachings through our mastery programs. 

 

Ultimately we want you to be safe, feel valued and be well educated, we also have a strong belief in personal horse ownership.  Horses are an individual journey with which we harness the power of personal equine connection with your horse. 

 

 


The environment for learning is the most important.  Learning can feel exposing and vulnerable.  The space must be that of love and safety for optimum growth.

                                               

JESSICA ATTERTON

BEGINNER

Introduction to horsemanship and all fundamental skills and techniques required to build a correct and safe basic education. Course has a minimum duration of 6 months to complete.  Must participate in 2 riding lessons weekly and a once a month horsemanship class to insure optimum exposure and to cover all skills included in this course.  These lessons are private intensives with intension and focus.  This is a thorough introduction to our program and it's quality of education. 

Monthly tuition: $700.00

Includes:

8 monthly 30 minute private intensives

1 monthly 2 hour horsemanship class

Introduction to horsemanship and all fundamental skills and techniques required to build a correct and safe basic education. Course has a minimum duration of 6 months to complete.  Must participate in 2 riding lessons weekly and a once a month horsemanship class to insure optimum exposure and to cover all skills included in this course.  These lessons are private intensives with intension and focus.  This is a thorough introduction to our program and it's quality of education. 

Monthly tuition: $700.00

Includes:

8 monthly 30 minute private intensives

1 monthly 2 hour horsemanship class

INTERMEDIATE

Progressing to the intermediate course means you are safe and educated to ride a horse on your own.  This includes ground handling, tacking up, maneuvering around a large arena with other horses at a walk, trot and canter.  At this point you will be asked to lease a school horse to help increase your knowledge, skills and education, all in preparation of horse ownership.  This course will take you through basic understanding of body control and the importance of mindfulness, awareness and understanding of both your mental, emotional and physical self and how it can influence the horse.  You will continue developing your independent and secure seat (balance and body alignment).  You will learn how to properly ride the shape of the arena and beginner your journey into relaxation, suppleness, contact, impulsion and collection.  You will learn to shape the horses body with yours in order to create correct movements and gaits.  This is the transition period to horse ownership.

Monthly tuition maximum ( 6 months)

Includes:

8 weekly 60 minute semi-private lessons

1 monthly 3 hour team intensive

1/2 lease on a school horse

You are able to schedule a 1x weekly practice ride and participate in local horse shows, clinics and workshops

MASTERY

Welcome to the Mastery Team!  This is by invitation only.  This is where we start to search for your very own special equine.  Miracles happen, mountains are moved and deep meaningful relationships are built.  The sky is the limit!  You and your unicorn will have the opportunity to build a relationship like no other, where both of you will learn to feel, hear, observe, see and love each other wholeheartedly.  This is the part where you get to dive deep into who you are as a human being, you will discover that your interaction and relationship with your horse will often mimic how you relate to the world.  It will feel exposing, hard, exciting, soft, strong and ultimately safe.  the trust and connection you build with your horse will cross over into your everyday interactions with the world around you.  You will grow and expand as a result of this priceless relationship.  You will also have the opportunity to turn your equestrian journey into a high level endeavor, whether you choose to ride and show at the highest levels, want to be scouted for NCAA division- 1 collegiate teams or just want to mastery the scared art of horsemanship. 

Monthly tuition to include:

Full care board and training

8 monthly semi-private team lessons

4 monthly Saturday 3 hour Mastery team lesson

1 monthly Mastery team intensive

Philosophy and thoughts

My philosophy is simply put: we are committed to your horse’s full self-expression, however that manifests itself.  Force, fear, and intimidation may be useful tactics in coercing a horse to become obedient, however, that is not what I teach.

 

I want you to learn to consider that horses, just like humans, use coping skills, and survival mechanisms; they experience pressure, trauma, and confusion; they have the need to evaluate their surroundings and gather information; they find unity and connection with those around them.  Here, you will consider interacting with the horses in a way you would want to be interacted with.  Kindness, consideration, love, safety, and ultimately true belonging will be our goals. True freedom and liberation lies in the ability to show up as our authentic selves.

Are you seeking a mindful approach to the training of your horse? We have horses in training that are world-level contenders and ponies who will become the love of a child's life.  We don’t get too caught up with where they are going, only that they get participate in the journey as your partner.  

As a trainer, I believe it to be our responsibility to have a deep practice of reflection and self-awareness for the sake of the horses and our personal integrity. Through our equine training programs, we hope to pass this on to you and your horse.