For me, the real question is how much dressage training can help off-the-track Thoroughbreds, smart Arabians, or whatever horse you ride now. The magic of dressage is the balance, relaxation, and strength it provides for any horse, at any age, and in any discipline.
Because isn’t pleasant responsiveness in a horse always the goal?
Lessons with me are firmly rooted in the principles of Dressage; training relaxed and forward gaits, responsiveness and balance for the horse and rider. I combine this with natural horsemanship, communicating in the language of the horse, for a partnership of confidence and pleasure. I take horses and riding very seriously, but I do it with humor and lightness, because horses like happy riders.
Training with me comes with this warning, “You write the check, but I work for your horse.”
I work on a freelance basis, providing lots of options for the client. You may haul to my facility or I can come to you. Lesson frequency and duration are up to the rider; we work at a pace suitable for you and your horse. I work for your goals, whether you want to improve your basic riding communication skills or move in the competition world. Riding lessons will challenge you, but not past your abilities. Timid riders are welcome.
Lessons are $40.00 per hour, plus travel out of my local area. Contact me for more information and a lesson time. I look forward to meeting you and your horse.