Finding new lesson horses can be challenging. We have another new one we think is going to be great, and he's already pretty good. I prefer geldings for the lesson program, as mares can be more sensitive and can have a harder time adjusting to different riders. Horse shopping is like used car shopping. Unless you know the seller, you have to know what you are looking for, and even then you can get a lemon. So far we don't think Cole is a lemon! He's laid back and smooth gaited.
Our facility is open to other riders to come trail ride or school on cross country jumps. $15 per horse trailer in fee. We do sometimes have public trail riding available, depending on the lesson schedule, but as our lesson schedule has remained steady through the fall we actually do not have many openings. You can text or email to find out more.
It's been a busy summer! Summer camps went well, and our Pony Clubbers that ride with the farm have been doing great! We do still have a few lesson spots available, but with school time here, the after school spots are going fast!
Summer Camps! We have summer day camps June 5-9, July 10-14, and July 31-Aug 4. Attendees will have riding lessons and learn unmounted horse care and horse management topics. We have half day and full day options, with early and late pick up available. Contact us for more information!
Nicer weather is here! Our Spring Break camps were not very spring like, but all had a good time. Despite the rain, we are able to ride indoors and out and about, as our sandy soil drains very quickly. We have openings for riding lessons for young children and adults, as our lesson herd can accommodate both. The arenas and cross country jumps are also available for trailering in.
I broke my ankle about 3 months ago (day after Christmas 2016). It's doing better, but I still have a long way to go until it is back to normal. I have to do exercises to be strong again and to even myself out after hopping on one leg for two months. This experience has given me a reminder about how hard it is to do something unfamiliar, especially when you are out of shape. I feel my students' pain when they are struggling with a new position or exercise. It's also made sure that I practice what I preach when I remind students to do their at-home exercises. Empathy is vital for good teaching!
Look to our Camps/Shows page for a contact and more information page, but we are having Spring Break Camps to kick off warmer weather. These camps are for brand new to intermediate riders. We will tailor the lessons to where students are at currently, as well as provide unmounted instruction on safety, riding, and horse care.
We had a great time at the Ride with Faith horse show. Our riders did well and improved their performance. Currently we take students to local shows and will venture further away as the weather improved.
We are open
Winter is here, but we are teaching and riding. The indoor footing is nicely dust free, and all the horses are currently sound.
Fall is here with the best weather for riding! I am scheduling some "trail ride lessons", where someone can come out just to trail ride. Lessons are incorporating a lot of "out and about" if riders are comfortable, as winter is coming and we will spend more time in the indoor arena. Our horse we are rehabbing for a potential lesson horse shows improvement, and students have done well at local Interscholastic Equestrian Association shows, and the US Pony Club that is hosted at the barn is bursting at the seams. It's been a good season so far!