Hoofbeats to Harmony (HTH) aims to achieve harmony between horse and rider. This means listening to the horse and communicating in appropriate ways. HTH uses an assertive but non aggressive approach to create a pain free, fear free relationship between horse and rider.
Many people attempt to fix a "problem horse" but fail because they don't consider the cause of the behaviors. HTH works together with the horse and rider to first find the root of the problem and then address the resulting behavior.
WHY is the horse misbehaving? Is it in pain? Is it confused? Is it afraid? Is it just being naughty? While there needs to be some form of punishment and reward in order for the horse to learn, there are times when the horse is trying to communicate something, and it's our job to listen. Shellie can help you learn to read your horse and decide on the appropriate manner of training. She uses an assertive but non-aggressive approach that will further your partnership with your horse.
Training Assistance: HTH will come and teach you the techniques of horse training. With HTH's assistance, you can train your horse in either the western or english discipline. With the trainer's help and direction, you will be able to achieve a respectful, responsive horse. The horse will learn all gaits, pivots, leads, lead changes, backing, collection, relaxation, lunging, leading, respect, and desensitization.
Lessons: HTH offers riding lessons for all ages and all people. The client will learn riding technique and how to effectively communicate with their horse. Lessons can be given either western or english. If you do not own a horse, HTH has limited spots available for lessons on HTH's own horses.
Price is $30/hour. Feel free to call or text any time (385-216-9819) or visit http://hoofbeatstoharmony.webs.com