Horses, as well as riders, need their education continued and refreshed, which is why we offer training in conjunction with lessons. It is integral that a horse understand its job, so that the rider can focus on theirs. This is why we also continue our education on our own lesson horses and ponies as well as our clients.
Having been a behavior therapist for children with autism previously, as well as having a degree in Psychology, Krissan has a lot of experience with Applied Behavior Analysis Training. She uses this on a daily basis with not only her students, but the horses as well.
Krissan’s training philosophies include these key points:
- Creating a relaxed, balance horse that accepts contact through the gaits and engages the hindquarters during work
- Building a horse’s confidence and trust through positive reinforcement and working at a pace that is suitable for each individual equine
- Keeping consistency! Horses need to learn with consistency, so that each behavior either good or bad, receives the same, consistent attention each occurrence, to either reinforce or retrain that behavior
- Creating a partnership through mutual respect, not with domination
Along with Krissan’s training, which is only one piece of the puzzle for success, we utilize chiropractic and acupuncture care from Dr. Milton, regular and specialized shoeing when needed from Joel Ondrusek, and veterinary care from Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery with Dr. Danny Dutton.
This includes 3 sessions a week. Can be any combination of rides, hour group lessons, or 30 minute private sessions. Also includes free muzzle and bridle path clipping to keep them show ready.
This includes 5-6 sessions a week. Can be any combination of rides, hour group lessons or 30 minute private session. Also includes free muzzle and bridle path clipping to keep them show ready.