Teaching you and your horse (or on one of our horses)
At Well Balanced Horsemanship we customize the training we provide to teach both the horse and the owner or rider. We want you to understand not only what you are doing but the why behind it.
By taking this approach you can continue to strengthen the bond between you and your horse well after our services are no longer needed.
We also realize that everyone needs are different and no single training package can encompass everyone's needs.
Regardless if your horse is stabled here and receives daily training, if you haul in on a weekend once a month, or are riding one of our great lesson horses, our goal is to assist you in developing a bond between you and your horse that is built on safety and understanding.
Whether new to riding or have previous background, our lessons are tailored to your needs and goals.
Youth Riding Program
Horseback riding is a fun recreational activity, but it offers many intrinsic benefits for children as well.
At Well Balanced Horsemanship we utilize the fun of horseback riding as a mode to teach life skills such as communication, reasoning, problem solving, confidence, responsibility, multi tasking, planning ahead and leadership.
Horseback riding improves balance, mental processing, hand-eye coordination, core strength and muscular strength as well as improving physical and mental development
Working with horses has been shown to improve cognitive abilities in many children. In some cases, an improvement in brain-based skills may lead to enhanced learning, memory and problem-solving.
Studies show how the effects of horses can improve children’s learning ability. The movements of the horses during riding may improve learning in children by activating the sympathetic nervous system.
As a child progresses in their horse handling and riding skills, they develop self-confidence and self-assurance.
Horseback riding offers a great workout for both the mind and body, physically boosting the cardiovascular system and easing stress in the mind. Today, where children are exposed to so much external stimuli, they need healthy, and relaxing down time.
The therapeutic and psychological benefits of horse riding can be of equal importance to your child as the physical benefits.
Horse riding as a sport helps in creating a disciplined child. It teaches a lot of self-discipline and can increase your child’s patience levels as well as help define their focus and control.
There are emotional benefits to be derived from horseback riding as well. One of the first things that a young rider learns, is to act confidently in the face of fear and uncertainty. This is because if the rider appears scared of something, the horse senses this and will feel the fear as well. Horses are very sensitive to the emotions of their riders and will often mirror those emotions.
Riding is a brilliant way to bring shy children out of their shells. Children who are by nature timid, often open up around horses. Horses never judge or bully, instead they can seem especially in tune with a rider’s troubles and are a mirror of what we put into them.
Our favorite thing to do is working with youth and teaching them to ride and care for horses. Contact us today and give your child a rewarding opportunity to develop a sense of pride and accomplishment!
Rates: With our lesson horses - youth and adults
$60.00 per hour lesson
One on One Confidence & Partnership Building Training Session
From groundwork to riding, we give you the help you and your horse need.
1 hour of instruction with your horse $ 60.00