Never Stop Learning...
"For as long as I've been teaching riding, I learn something new every day, from my teachers, riding students, and the horses. And what a relief it is, to know there are no limits to that! Part of my mission in life is to offer that revelation to everyone I meet; the gift of endless opportunity to learn new things. I am committed not just to imparting what I know, but to inspiring enthusiasm for learning and curiosity in my students, volunteers, and everyone I encounter."
Riding Lessons and learning
Safety is paramount in our riding lessons; riders have to feel safe to be open to learning new things. Because riding is an inherently risky activity, the utmost care is taken to minimize the risks in all riding lessons and activities.
Likewise, horses, volunteers, and staff have to feel safe to effectively support each other and the riders in our lessons and equine activities. Continuous training, ongoing education, and practice are keys to making this goal a reality.
Lessons are adjusted for each rider's unique learning style because we're all different and one approach is not best for every person. Horses are matched to students based on abilities, interests, and personalities to provide the greatest learning opportunity possible. Questions are welcome and discussion is encouraged.
Dedicated to continuous improvement
Our organization is dedicated to continuous improvement. Our lesson volunteers and staff receive free, ongoing training in horse care and handling. The result is two-fold; people become more skilled in their roles and our horses are handled with consistency. Consistent handling and reinforcement of training allows the horses to relax and be happy in their therapeutic duties. Happy horses are more predictable and safe, and our top priority with any horse activity is safety.
Our dedication to ongoing education and training of volunteers enables us to have seasoned volunteers train new volunteers, maintain horse training, and increases the quality of the services we provide. Passing skills down the ladder and moving volunteers up gives them a tangible benefit while increasing both the effectiveness and efficiency of our center.
Please contact us if you'd like to volunteer or find out how get involved and learn more.
Community Education Opportunities
As a service to our community, we plan to host educational workshops and clinics with local experts, teachers and professionals as well as clinicians and experts from all over the country. Topics include:
- Therapeutic Riding
- Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies
- Natural Horsemanship
- Art Therapy and History
- Animal Behavior
- Body Alignment
- Equine and Canine Massage
We welcome ideas for presenters and topics - please contact us if you'd like to suggest a topic, present a workshop, or teach a clinic at our facility.