This unmounted yet hands-on class (1 hour, once a week, for 6 weeks) is geared toward beginner, advanced beginner, and intermediate-level riders. Topics include:
- Approaching, catching, leading horses
- Grooming, tacking, untacking, parts of tack, parts of the horse
- Saddle fitting for horse and rider
- Comparison of English & western disciplines
- Feeding management (hay, grain, supplements, etc.)
- Colors, breeds, markings
- Basic horse psychology and physiology
- Vetting, taking vital signs, common illnesses/injuries
- Groundwork handling skills for horse and rider
- Plus more as time allows!
Students who take this class are set up for success once riding slots open again in the spring because they are typically ready to jump right into saddle time (since we’ve covered all the groundwork basics during the poor-weather winter months!) I limit the class size to ensure quality instruction and learning. Students will work hands-on with a horse most weeks, but will not be in the saddle.
The cost is $240 per student, all materials are included. A $100 deposit is required to reserve a spot, the balance is due at the first class session.
This class is currently closed. Contact me to learn about the next class offering.
Email me at rebecca@sheriffhorsemanship with questions or to sign up!
“Rebecca is someone that has truly dedicated her life to horses. She has so much knowledge to share with anyone, whether they are a kid taking their first riding lesson, or an adult looking to refine their skills.”Callie G.