HORSEBACK RIDING LESSONS
Mounted instruction and horsemanship lessons are available for beginners through advanced riders in a variety of disciplines including Classical Dressage, Jumping and Working Equitation.
Bree's approach is to challenge riders without overwhelming them. She believes Dressage is the foundation for success in all disciplines and has riders involved in many different equestrian sports.
Her philosophy is that before you can influence the way a horse is going, you must first be able to follow the motion he offers. She incorporates a lot of theoretical education into her lessons and wants her riders to truly understand the "how and why" behind the training process. She also aspires to create critically-thinking riders; not just direction followers, which builds the confidence and understanding they need to be their own problem solvers when riding on their own.
Bree is also a strong believer in cross-training, and encourages students to get their horses out of the arena and onto trails, fields, woods, etc., to create a more well-rounded and confident pair.
Lessons are offered locally on or off-site. School horses available.
Please inquire for price and availability.
While all training is Dressage based, Bree also has ten years experience in Hunter/Jumpers and has been studying Natural Horsemanship since she was a child. She firmly believes in combined training, which is what has drawn her passion towards Working Equitation (please see more information about this emerging new sport on the "Working Equitation" tab!)
Bree believes that each horse has a calling and wants to help each one find the niche he will excel in! She believes most horses benefit from time out of the arena on the trail, even if its a serious show athlete.
Horses with behavioral issues are taken on a case by case basis. She works to find the root of the issue, whether that be mental stress, lack of understanding, physical pain or weakness or lack of confidence. She works closely with her vets, saddle fitters, bodyworkers and chiropractors to help resolve issues and create a confident, happy and sound horse. If you have a horse with issues, please contact Bree to discuss your needs and your options.
Bree offers a 3 month program to get the horse started. A combination of desensitizing, hoof handling, leading, lunging, tacking, bathing, tying, loading, etc lead up to mounted work. She understands that each horse has his or her own time table and works with the horse until they are mentally and physically ready to be successful in their under-saddle training. She wants to make the transition as stress-free and uneventful for the horse as possible, establishing a strong foundation that will serve him throughout his career and life. Owners are expected to be involved in the training process, specifically in the later phases, so that horse and rider can be confident in each other before heading home. Lessons are available and encourages after the young horse has completed his starting, to ensure long-term success.
HORSE SHOW COACHING
Bree is available for coaching both locally and beyond.
She attends several Dressage, Jumping, and Working Equitation shows each season.
Prices and availability will vary based on travel expenses, etc. Please inquire for specifics.
Prices vary depending on travel expenses, number of riders, etc. Flat Day/Weekend rates or per-session rates available. Please let Bree know what you are looking for to get an exact price!
Everything offered is customized to fit your exact needs. Please message me to discuss your unique situation and goals!