Personalized lessons from a dual certified instructor. CJ is cerified by Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) in both western and english sytle riding as well as from Prefessional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH) for those with disabilities. CJ loves to be creative until the right solution is found to enable success.
CJ and her horses love to facilitate the ability to overcome obsticals poeple face in everyday life. Whether you face an illness (mental or physical) or not horses can benefit anyone who wants to learn from them. Watching those changes, sometimes miracles, is incredibly rewarding and getting to be a part of it is a true blessing in life.
CJ was willing to work with my overly ambitious goal to be proficient with backcountry riding on a very short timeframe. She provided challenges to help spur growth while still keeping safety in mind. She is very thorough in walking through expectations and how to execute specific maneuvers. Once she has shown the student how, she allows the student to attempt the skills on their own before offering correction. She is willing to review lessons if something was not clear. To reiterate CJ's own words, this is not a pony ride. Nevertheless, if you are serious about learning to ride a horse in challenging conditions, give CJ a call!
The first few lessons are to get to know the student and evaluate the ability and confidence levels. This varies from student to student so there is not a one size fits all here and we do not do "pony rides." Your lessons are taylored to your meet your personal goal.
CJ has been riding horses for 40+ years and began training over 30 of those years. In the early years the training was the school of hard knocks, but as she was able she took classes and lessons to learn to be a better partner to the horses and was able to obtain her certifications from both CHA and PATH.