I ran a non-profit, volunteer staffed, PATH (Professional Assoc. of Therapeutic Horsemanship) Riding Center here @ our farm for 12 yrs. I am a PATH Certified instructor & have been teaching since 1998.
I specialize with Peruvian horses in drill, parades, show & trail.
I have raised & trained our 6 Peruvian horses specifically for what we do.
The privilege of transforming students of all levels into confident, skilled equestrians. Introducing them to the world of Peruvian horses & all this wonderful, smooth gaited breed has to offer! Sharing our beautiful, equestrian facility.
Evident love for the horses and for teaching! Patient and caring in all instructions, but respect for the horses and for the trainers is required and expected.
Everything in Swan View Equestrian is great for my family. From the personalized services, to the amazing Peruvian horses. Cathleen and Joe are always ready to teach and they’ve done it with love and kindness for my two little riders. They are family to us. We love them!!
Cathleen and Joe are amazing! Everyone leave better than they came after speeding time on their ranch. Not to mention how wonderful they are with their horses. The Peruvian breed is amazing. I never thought I would switch from western riding to doing drills and shows on such graceful animals. Whether you are a beginner or expert, you will have a fun equestrian adventure at Swan View!
Lessons are typically 1 & 1/2 hr. long. Starts with Introductions, assessment of skills, fitting of helmet & tack. Practice barrel mounting & use of the aids: hands, seat, & legs. Grooming & tacking of the horse. Mounting @ the mounting ramp. Riding in the arena w/ leader to start. Pony w/ instructor leading on another horse. Progress to independent riding when student is ready & safe. Trail ride, & finish w/ untacking & bathing horse.
I am a Path certified instructor & have taught riding since 1998. I ran a therapeutic riding center here @ our farm for 12 yrs. I teach all ages & levels of riding.