Are you a beginner? Our Natural Horsemanship riding lessons are about achieving your balance point also called independent seat. We incorporate fun exercises and bareback practice in our lessons to help achieve this balance point and connection.
You will be learning a rising trot and how not to bounce in a sitting trot. A rising trot means your body rises with the correct leg of the horse to make the rising motion more in balance with the horse’s movement.
You’ll also be introduced to two types of rein aids, a light following contact or concentrated rein, and a freestyle or lose rein style.
And you will begin to learn how your intention, energy and motivation will affect the horse’s movement.
Somewhere in the middle? As you progress to intermediate-level you will be learning lateral flexion. This is where you ask your horse to become soft and flexible so that communication is possible for all four legs. We will introduce you to your indirect rein and supporting rein.
You will be fine-tuning your independent seat. Bareback jumping practice is another fun way to improve your riding.
Advanced. This is where you truly start to dance with your horse.
Learn to use your body and energy to create an understandable physical connection with the horses you ride. You will learn to tell your horse how to carry you in a relaxed healthy way.
You will become more sensitive to your body aids and practice bridleless riding. Our advanced classes are great for experienced dressage riders.