Our main objective here at Melody Acres is to nourish & pass on the love we've had for horses all our lives. My field of expertise is in Western riding. I can teach how to form a healthy relationship between horse & rider, which is basically the most important part of horsemanship. But I'm not qualified to give instruction in the area of English riding, Dressage, Jumping (anything other than a creek or tree limb,lol) My mother, the owner & founder of Melody Acres, my sister & myself have been raised around horses since birth. As a matter of fact, Mom & her sister actually rode a horse to school every day! We teach not only horseback riding but also every aspect of raising, training & caring for happy, healthy horses. I have shown horses at many levels including AQHA, High School Rodeo, 4-H & several horse show circuits in Kansas before I moved here in 2016. So now I'm living my dream--working' here at Melody Acres, training & caring for horses. But my true reward comes from teaching...& learning from people like you.
I love to see the growth, pride & thethe relations as it forms between horse & rider. It never ceases to amaze me when a 5 year old, who weighs about 40 lbs, tells a 1200 lb horse to trot, whoa, back up, etc and that horse graciously responds to this pint sized human.
This barn was an answer to a prayer! We love the owners and all of the horses. My daughter has learned so much about riding and taking care of horses. They have years and years of experience and are so great at sharing. It’s been two months but we feel like we have worked with them for years.
Such an amazing and genuinely kind person. I couldn’t have made a better selection. Words can’t express on how thankful I am that she is teaching me and how amazing she is as a teacher. If anyone is looking for riding lessons she is your go too!!
Your 1st consideration should probably be the specific type of riding that you would be interested in. Western or English, competitive or for relaxation/enjoyment, etc. I have very limited experience in English ridirg, therefore would not be qualified to teach Dressage, Hunter/Jumper, etc. Your objectives or basic reasons for seeking horseback riding instruction. You'll also want to consider the amount of time & effort you're willing to dedicate, both short & long term, in order to achieve your aspirations. And last but certainly not least, if you currently or some time in the future, intend to have your own horse. All of these things can play a significant role in determining the best lesson plan & ultimately acheiving your specific goals.