Choosing the best horse riding lesson approach for teaching adults just got a whole lot easier! For all you adult riders and your horses at the Novice / Intermediate or Advanced levels... it's time to saddle up and git yer "giddy up" on!!
I know how to teach adults. Teaching adults is very different from teaching kids and requires instructions specifically oriented to how adults learn both physically and mentally.
In every lesson I effectively communicate THE HOW, WHY, WHERE, WHAT and WHEN, that adult learners need to know.
I teach Horsemanship: that's what it takes to be a safe, effective rider. Come and experience my "Holistic ~Whole Rider ~Whole Horse™ " method.
It's my professional and personalized approach for creating safe, correct, thinking riders and happy horses.
Here are some of the things you will learn at the NOVICE / INTERMEDIATE level:
Here are some of the things you will learn at the INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED level:
My intermediate riders are learning about feel and timing with their horses. Collection and self carriage are introduced along with understanding how to rate and regulate the horse's speed at the different gaits.
Also the relationship between horse and rider is developed more as we move into more individual pattern work and riding patterns in groups.
What will I learn in Intermediate lessons that will prepare me to move to the next level of instruction?
Here are some of the things you will learn at the ADVANCED level:
In the Advanced Western horseback riding lessons, riders are continuing to build on their skills and abilities. Students are being coached in developing an understanding and practice of lateral movements including turn on the haunches, turn on the forehand, two track , side pass as well as simple and flying lead changes.
Advanced riders perform these movements in individual patterns and also are introduced to practicing the lateral movements over and around trail obstacles.
At this level, riders are developing an understanding and practice of basic training methods and developing the skills of correction.
Our advanced riders are thinking riders and as such, are pro-active in any situation with their horse. More finesse is developed riding in one hand.
"My lessons at Harmony have changed my riding levels from a passenger to a partner. The instruction and coaching from Saskia has raised my riding skills, horse knowledge and insight into how my equine partner thinks and made me a more thoughtful, connected rider and best of all, it is a ton of fun!!!!" - Lynn Foster Councillor for Ward 4, Town of Richmond Hill
"Saskia is great! In the short time I have been with her, I have learned more than all my previous years of riding. I have become more aware as a rider and have gained a deeper understanding of the partnership between horse and rider." - Jennifer Coxworthy, Richvale Saddlery, Schomberg
To learn more, please contact me here or if you prefer, call or text Saskia 905 936 9611. I'm always happy to hear from you!
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Here you'll find your answers to all horse related questions. Come learn all about horses.
Sep 14, 16 10:39 AM
I am new to horses however have a daughter who is very interested in getting a pony. She is much more knowledgeable than I am and has asked that I inquire
May 31, 16 10:40 AM
Harmony Ridge is an incredible destination just north of Toronto. This Western Riding facility provides the finest lessons and horse care. Come see first hand why we have such an excellent reputation.
May 31, 16 10:34 AM
Saskia, it is so amazing the way you rescue and take on horses in need and give them more life then they could have ever imagined. It was so stressful