We provide exceptional horsemanship training, with quality instruction, and amazing horses. We offer lessons in english, western, and driving for all ages! We compete at the local and national levels, and horse ownership is not required.
The Morgan horse is America's horse, and we have many wonderful Morgans, as well as other breeds. They are smart, hard-working, and kind.
We are fully insured, have gaited property, excellent facility and staff, and many different programs and ways to enjoy time spent here - from lessons, to camps, to special events, horse shows, community festivals, and more!
We love sharing our love and appreciation of the magnificent creatures in our care. The joy of working with well-behaved horses that reciprocate to their people is a unique experience.
We love people :) We are a family establishment, and enjoy meeting the many fun horse-loving people that brighten our doors.
Visitors always welcome!
The facility is gorgeous, the people friendly, and they are very good at giving educational instruction. My son attended camp, and loved it. Now he begs for his own horse!
Ms. Anne Winograd received excellent instruction, beginning as a young child and into adulthood. She was fortunate to learn from some of the finest professionals, both instructors and veterinarians. She has also been fortunate to have worked for some excellent corporations and glean business acumen from them.
Everyone at West Coast Morgans brings amazing personal experiences to the team, and everyne enjoys solving problems and being creative, generating new ideas to share our love of horses with others - hence the many programs we offer!
Standard lessons are 3 riders or less, with beginners always private. Cost is $60 per lesson and time spent at the farm includes learning time from the ground and riding time. We believe that only with good education can we really be able to maximize our experience with horses, and we want to share as much of our knowledge about horse safety and horsemanship as possible with each student. Then it is even more FUN!
Anne Winograd, Owner of West Coast Morgans, has always been inclined to teach, but started on the official path when she was 15 years old. She taught a small group of girl scouts the basics of horsemanship from the ground and under saddle. Her 7th grade yearbook states that "when I grow up, I want to own a horse farm, and teach people the art of horsemanship" - West Coast Morgans is a dream fulfilled....
Ms. Winograd was trained as a child under Martha Ann Shires (Canadian Olympian and spectatcular teacher) at New Canaan Mounted Troop, and later by Ms. CJ Law, many time National Winner Intercollegiate Coach for Mount Holyoke College. The quality of what Ms. Winograd learned was exceptional and she brings the same positive and excellent instruction into the West Coast Morgans mission - of horsemanship, strength and balance for all riders.
Our lessons are geared for children 6 years and above, but we have many adults also riding. Since we can teach all seats from english to western to driving, people of all ages and abilities can learn and become proficient in whatever they enjoy most. Because we start all riders with a private lesson, we can then guage whether they come with certain proficiency, or need all of the building blocks. We enjoy teaching with each of our students, as their thirst for knowledge keeps us fresh and makes the lesson fun for us all!
We created the FL Southeast Horsemanship Challenge Weekend based off similar competitions, yet we made it a weekend-long event filled with lessons on and off the horses. We had an impressive panel of professionals to speak with the riders and their families, excellent food and massive education on form and function! It was a rousing success and made possible with the cohesive group of local professionals and their hard-working students and staff.
Go to the farm, watch lessons, speak with other parents or clients - ASK QUESTIONS. Ask the trainer/staff what activities are included in the lesson (for example, grooming). Ask the trainer/staff if the business is properly insured - all riding programs should have liabilty insurance. If there is any hesitation, or negative "gut instinct," go somewhere else. There are many horses in the world, but you only have one life, or the life of your child. Be a good consumer and check out the details of how well the facility is maintained, and don't make an emotional decision. If the place offers quality instruction, the happy feelings will be there.
A current student should reflect on what they like and don't like about his/her lesson and if there are physical reasons or communication issues that make it feel like a good challenge. We like to know the answer to the question, "why do you ride?" and let them really think about the answers. From there, we can build better personal goals.