First we teach you some basics of equist, the language of horses. We believe that it's essential for you to be able to communicate with the horses, be understood by the horses and understand what the horses are trying to communicate to you. You will learn that these animals are much more intelligent, sensitive and playful than you thought.
Then down to the barn to meet the naked/unsaddled horses. After a thorough explanation and horsenality (personality) profile of each, we encourage you to mingle and acquaint yourself with all the horses at which time you select the one you want to ride, we believe the horse will pick you out. We have a variety of breeds that are as diverse as people are.
Next: Cowboy Camp. You and your horse in a 50 ft diameter round training pen getting to know each other; your horse performing multiple tasks from directional circles to jumping over high barrels and more, you will learn to have fun and play with your horse creating a bond at which you will be amazed. At that point your horse will become submitted and infatuated with you and you will no longer need a rope to lead your horse, it will follow you everywhere you walk including 150 ft to the tack room where you will learn to groom and saddle your new friend.
Next we mount up and learn the most difficult part of horseback riding...trotting…a slow but bouncy pace that beginners find to be the most challenging. Loping, galloping then running will soon show you that the faster you go, the smoother the ride. Even beginners will enjoy crossing deep water, jumping, racing each other, climbing seemingly impossibly steep hills and experiencing what we call the "gauntlet"; one of the most breathtaking parts of the ride. All of this will results in the most exciting, adventurous and informative equestrian experience that you've ever had or remember it's FREE.
Most of the people who come here, with a few exceptions, have little to no riding experience, however when they leave here they can ride any horse, anywhere, anytime. First let us refer you to orientation to see how it all begins.