Learning how to ride is a joy that can last a lifetime. Learning how to understand and respect the horse is also part of the unique education at Good Horsemanship.
Riding should be enjoyable, for both horse and rider. Katie, our teacher of beginners, can help your child learn the basics of good riding, while also having fun, of course!
Horses are wonderful animals and we at Good Horsemanship look forward to helping you learn more about them.
Book a no-obligation phone chat to learn more about our lesson program.
Good Horsemanship offers on-going weekly lessons, as well as seasonal day camps for children interested in learning all about horses. Lessons are one-on-one, emphasizing safe riding and handling, and empathy for the horse. Lesson ponies and horses are available on a limited basis
Our goal at Good Horsemanship is to teach the next generation not only how to be fair, effective riders, but to also instill a lifelong appreciation and understanding of horses and horse behavior.
Horses are a totally different species from us humans, and the family dog! A large and powerful prey animal who usually chooses to flee when faced with perceived danger, horses can be dangerous in their efforts to escape if misunderstood by those handling or riding them.
In light of this innate quality, from the very first lesson children are taught how to observe and understand horse behavior and communication.
Alongside learning horse behavior, children are taught the building blocks required to become competent, effective riders. Lessons incorporate exercises to challenge and develop the child’s balance, coordination, and confidence in the saddle.
Lessons progress at a pace appropriate for each child, and the confidence of our Good Horsemanship learners is of utmost importance.
Her students learn the importance of being soft and consistent with their horses for better communication and a stronger partnership.
She uses games, patterns and other fun exercises to teach her students basic riding skills, as well as improving balance, motor skills and proper positioning.
Katies excitement is both evident and contagious throughout the learning process of her students and their mounts. Whatever the discipline of interest to the horse/rider combination, Katie can help bring clarity to your partnership and excitement back into training and learning.
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Winter is coming, and Barn Club is back! Barn Club is a monthly educational meetup about horse behavior and training, and it's open to all.
At the next Barn Club on October 15th you'll learn ways to help your horse cope with increased confinement over the winter. You'll also take home a project you made to enrich your horse's environment. Horses who live in enriched environments are happier, healthier, and safer to handle. Who doesn't want that?!
October 15th from 2-3 pm here at Rojo Pez Ranch. ... See MoreSee Less
October 15, 2016, 2:00pm - October 15, 2016, 5:00pm
Environmental Enrichment = Happier Horses Horses haven't evolved to live in stalls or small paddocks. But they frequently do, especially when winter's bad weather comes. While some horses seem better able to cope, increased confinement limits the horse's ability to perform normal behaviors. This can cause chronic stress if not addressed. Do you know what steps you can take to help your horse cope with decreased turnout in the wintertime? Luckily for horses, all horse owners can easily implement 'environmental enrichment' practices to increase their horse's quality of life during winter confinement. Environmental enrichment refers to things we can do to maximize the opportunity for horses to perform normal behaviors. The more opportunity to engage in normal behaviors, the happier the horse. Happier horses are safer to handle, perform better, and have fewer health problems. Who doesn't want that?! Such changes don't have to be difficult, or costly, to have a positive impact. You'll leave this Barn Club workshop with at least one enrichment object you assembled, and more ideas to easily enrich your horse's environment when you get home. Environmental enrichment will help your horse be happier and healthier - whether backyard pony or Grand Prix champion! Barn Club is only $25 per meeting, and this Barn Club is held at Good Horsemanship’s facility in the Squamish Valley. Barn Club topics are suitable for ages 13 and up. Please dress warmly, as this Barn Club will be outside in the covered arena, and bring a travel mug for the free hot apple cider. RSVP by email please - firstname.lastname@example.org No ticket sales the day of the event. Each paying adult can bring one teenager for free. Email Lauren now to reserve your spot. Spaces are limited!
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