Second Chance Equine

Second Chance Equine

2 employees
1 years in business

About this pro

This is a new buisness that is being built from the ground up. Currently we work very closely with Saddle Up Riding Club a Non-Profit organization that has 17 years of experience serving the community. As we are in the begining stages of building this business we are opperating out of their facility and have our first rescue horse boarded with them. Although this is a new business that is being built and expanded we have the experience and knowledge of a business thats been opperating for years. Currently we are only offering riding lessons and horse training as we are working on getting funding for a non-profit organization that pairs rescue horses with foster children. This is a unique opprotunity for anyone who wants to start taking lessons and learn what it means to rehabilitate, retrain, and ride these majestic animals. 

All riding lessons are tailered to the riders needs, wants and experience level. We also offer reports and lesson plans for those that are looking to achieve a specific goal. Another option other than under saddle lessons is the ability to learn how to work with a horse on the ground to build confidence and knowledge. We want every student to have a great experience and understand that not every instructor and trainer are a good match. If for whatever reason you feel you are not getting what you need since we pair with another facility we have the ability to easily pair you with another trainer, or refer you to another facility to best meet your needs. 

I enjoy working with horses and students. I enjoy seeing the bonds made from riding and seeing the growth and acomplishments of everyone I instruct. Nothing makes me happier than that moment when a student reaches a goal they have set for themselves and the light in their eyes because of it. 

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Clearwater, FL 33760
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

The first step with every new student is to establish a baseline. We take a look at your knowledge and riding experience. For your first lesson we tack up for you and start your lesson in a roundpen or a lunge line in the arena. Depending on experience level of rider then we switch locations and do some basic excercises to get you comfortable with the horse you are riding and teach you safety techniques while riding. After the lesson we will go over everything and if it is decided that this is the right fit for you we will them look at and tailor a plan specific to each rider. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have aprox 4 years of instructing and training experience. As well as a total of 22 years of riding experience. I have personally mainly diciplined in english, hunters, and jumpers but have also rode and instructed beginning western riding. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Our Pricing is based on the compettitive lesson price for our area and is based on the length of the lesson. Lesson prices are as follows.

1 Hour =  $50

45 Min = $40

30 min = $30

How did you get started teaching?

I got started teaching by working my way up from rider to working student to instuctor, to rescuing my first horse working on opening my own business which will be a non profit organization that pairs rescue horses with foster children. Since this is a complicated task we are in the beginning stages and while doing so we are working closely with Saddle Up Riding Club who is a Non-Profit organization that has been successfully operating with a great reputation in the community for over 17 years! We are extatic to be able to work along side them and learn from their extensive knowledgeable as we dive into this amazing opprotunity

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students as young as 4 years old, to adults of all ages. I have worked with beginners to intermediate and advanced riders. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Recently I was able to rescue my first off the track Thouroughbred who had a series of medical problems that took time to rehabilitate. I personally rehabillitated and have been retraining this horse from day 1 off of the track. She is an amazing great minded almost 3 year old mare. She is a fast learner and in a month has gone from knowing absolutly nothing but how to run in a circle and being scared of everything to a fun to ride energetic sweet horse that I trust to babysit my 5yo. As she is still learning she does not do canter lessons with inexperienced riders except on a lunge line as she can just become a bit fast for someone who doesnt have any experience. She is currently being used for lessons and is beginning her jumping training. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

The advice I would give any student looking to hire a trainer in this sport is to be open to suggestions in dicipline based on your natural riding if you are just beginning. If you are an experienced rider and are looking for a specific dicipline just make sure that you do your research and dont be afraid to question why someone is teaching you the way they are. For all students please remember that every rider and instructor arent perfect for eachother and that is okay! Do not be afraid to say this is simply not a good fit for me. Communication is key in any instructor student relationship. Without communication you will never be able to form a great working relationship with your instructor and that will make it that much harder for you to reach your goals. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

1) What is it you are looking for. Are you unsure or are you looking to dicipline in a certain area (English, Equitation, Hunter/Jumper, Western etc). 

2) What is your schedule and at what frequency are you looking to take lessons.

3) What is it you are looking for in an instructor.

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