Build confidence and have fun with instructional trail ride

Who says lessons always have to take place in the arena? As a natural horsemanship professional, my goal is to help my students get the most out of their relationships with their horses — and you can’t have a complete, well-rounded partnership if you never open the gate.

My instructional trail rides last about 2 hours and take place in Nevada County. These rides are designed to build confidence for both horse and rider and are good for someone who has a horse that needs more confidence on the trail, has a young horse, or if it’s the rider who needs confidence. We mostly walk, although we do trot if everyone is up for it.  It is the Parelli Friendly Game in action.

I provide coaching before, during, and after the ride, and I take every opportunity to help riders and horses meet and overcome challenges posed on the trail. I keep the group small so each participant (human and equine) gets the attention and instruction they need. And since we are all practicing natural horsemanship, you are surrounded by people of like mind, who come to learn and grow in their horsemanship while having a fun adventure out in the world (and in the shade).

Schedule for week of July 13-17, 2009

All rides begin at 9am. Email to reserve your space and get specific directions to the meeting site.

Monday: Skillman

Tuesday: Empire Mine

Wednesday: Skillman

Thursday: Lone Grave

Rate for instructional ride: $75


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