FIRST LEVEL CLASSES - INTRODUCTION TO HORSEMANSHIP
All students start in this Introduction to Horsemanship class. Classes occur weekly for 8 weeks and there is no riding in this class. Students learn natural horsemanship "ground work" so that they can be accepted by the horse as the horse's "Alpha Leader". They leardhorse behavior so they can "read" how their horse is feeling. They learn grooming skills, how to move their horse in different directions, how to train their horse not to be anxious about various things, and how to round pen their horse (picture above).
At this time, a general class day occurs every Saturday. Please contact us for a time to attend.
Debbi phone 360-259-3782 Farm location 14528 Avis Lane SE Yelm
Formal 8 week class sessions will begin in the July 2018 timeframe and again in the September 2018 timeframe.
SECOND LEVEL CLASSES - INTRODUCTION TO RIDING
After completing "Introduction to Horsemanship", students start this Second Level program, "Introduction to Riding", which also occurs weekly for 8 weeks. Students learn how to put their saddle pad, saddle, and bridle on their horse. They learn mounting and balance as well as various methods to "cue" or direct their horse. They also learn emergency techniques.
THIRD LEVEL CLASSES - INTRODUCTION TO MOUNTAIN OBSTACLES
Students can expand their horsemanship skills after completing their second level classes "Introduction to Riding". In this advanced riding level, students get to practice moving their horse through obstacles, first on the ground with the horse on a lead rope, and then riding. A strong level of trust is developed between the rider and the horse that "both" will do their part to navigate the obstacle. There is no end to the learning of advanced horsemanship skills for the student that comes to Hope for Heroes Horsemanship.