West Coast Morgans, Inc.

West Coast Morgans, Inc.

5.0 (1)
Best of 2018
2 employees
17 years in business

About this pro

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! 

www.WestCoastMorgans.com 

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Odessa, FL 33556
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1 Review

5.0

  • Dawn Gidley

    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!



FAQs


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

I received excellent instruction, beginning as a young child and into adulthood. I was fortunate to learn from some of the finest professionals, both instructors and veterinarians. I have also been fortunate to have worked for some excellent corporations and glean business acumen from them. I like to solve problems and be creative with new ideas to share my love of horses with others - hence the many programs we offer!


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

Standard lessons are 3 riders or less, with beginners always private. Cost is $50 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!


How did you get started teaching?

I have always been inclined to teach, but started myself on the official path when I was 15 years old. I taught a small group of girl scouts the basics of horsemanship from the ground and under saddle. My 7th grade yearbook states that when I grow up, I want to own a horse farm, and teach people the art of horsemanship - a dream fulfilled....


What types of students have you worked with?

The average age of our students is 8-10, but we have many adults also riding - and all from a variety of l. 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 love all of our students, as their thirst for knowledge keeps us fresh and makes the lesson fun for us all!


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I 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. 


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

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. 


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

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. I 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. 


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