I’ve ridden/trained/owned horses my whole life. I’ve lived in Pa, NM, TX, and FL, giving me plenty of experience with all kinds of folks from many different walks of life. I’m proficient in both disciplines...English and Western...and train in multiple equine careers, including Hunter/Jumper and Barrel Racing. I have children of my own, was trained as a child, and have been trained as a trainer from experienced horseman/horsewomen with years of knowledge...I have the experience, knowledge, and patience to train anyone of any age. Horses are my life, and have been since I was 3 years old. I couldn’t imagine my life without them. I’ve spent years refining my trade, making me proficient and knowledgeable in my field. I’m AQHA certified, insured, CPR/AED certified, I’m a certified Vet Tech, and I’ve received numerous awards over the years showing and rodeoing all over the country. Currently, I'm living and working at a 9 acre farm with a 6 stall barn, round pen, two arenas and tons of heart and soul. I have a roster of students who come weekly for lessons and I currently have 3 horses. 2 TB's and a QH. They are well trained and started in jumping and barrels.
I love teaching children to ride. I love being a part of their beginning stages of life with horses. I've trained kids who have gone on to be professionals that I've coached throughout their career. It's a great feeling. I enjoy teaching adults as well-from beginners to advanced riders looking for some coaching from a "new eye". I also love working with the horses. Horses are my life-alongside my children. I love my work and I wouldn't trade my life for anything.
Jenna is super knowledgeable, patient and kind. She took her time with our daughter, who is 11, and continued to coach her at her shows. We live Jenna and we’re so happy we found her when we did!
I start my students from the very beginning. Even if they've had a few lessons elsewhere. I like to know that all their training came from me. We start with getting the horse from the pasture or stall, grooming, tacking, and then riding. I teach them about all the tools they're using as well as what all the tack is called. Everything is explained and taught properly. I'm very patient, and I go at the pace the student shows they can handle. Everyone learns at their own pace. It's fine! If a student breezes thru the beginning stages, I move at their pace as well. I will tell you the "secrets" that most trainers won't and I'll always answer any question you ask. This is a laid back farm that trains both English and western-jumping, pole bending, equitation, barrel racing-we're here to teach!
I am a certified TIP trainer with the Mustang Heritage Foundation-which allows me to adopt wild mustangs, train them according to the MHF standards, and then adopt them out to forever homes. I am a certified riding instructor thru the AQHA and have been since '06. I am also certified in CPR and AED for humans and animals. Furthermore, I'm also a certified Vet Tech, although I don't work in the field. I am furthering my education currently, to become certified in large animal surgical care.
Typically an hour lesson is $40. However, we have packages for monthly lesson purchases-or longer, that save some money. Horse training is $600 per month with a one time $50 feed charge. Consignments are 15% the price of the horse and appraisals are the same.
I've been teaching since '06. I've been trained myself in riding since I was 3- 2 times a week for 16 years by the same gentleman who was amazing. I decided I wanted to be just like him when I grew up. 💜
All types. Very young, a little older-beginners, intermediate, advanced-already established in their career, etc.
You want to look for a smaller farm-something that doesn't have 100's of ppl walking around on a daily basis. Something a little more personal with a relaxed environment. You need a relaxing vibe to learn how to ride properly. Ask any question to the trainer you may have-they should be able to answer all of them freely. You want a place where the students are progressing. Places that have students who have been there for a year and still aren't correctly directing their horse from the saddle are places to steer clear of. Go to the barn-check it out for yourself. Follow your heart. 💜✌🏼
Am I ready for this? Do I know what all this involves from me mentally and physically? Do I understand all liability issues or concerns? Do I have the time to put into this-at least 1 lesson per week?
Basically, you just want to be sure that you are ready for this. This is a lifestyle that you'll be taking on-not just a fun activity. It's an awesome life changing hobby/career that is the oxygen some breathe!