Always Dreamed of Riding?
Whether you're just wanting to
get back into riding, or always
dreamed of learning to ride -
Stay in the Saddle is here for
Start your Children Right.
Many of us learned just by
getting on a horse when we
were young. Don't we want
better for our children?
Riding Lessons, Clinics, and the Four C's of Riding
|Suitable for any age to begin learning about horses and riding, beginning with the basics. For more
experienced riders, a great opportunity to improve upon current skills and learn true western riding.
Safety and functionality is the cornerstone of all lessons.
The 4 C's of Horsemanship and Riding
As you learn to control your own body and teach it to ride with the correct
posture and a good seat, you will become comfortable in the saddle. It
takes time and effort to develop this comfort, but once accomplished you
will begin to communicate with your horse.
To truly communicate with your horse, you need to cue him correctly.
Since you are comfortable, and thus relaxed, you will give him proper
messages and not confuse him with incorrect signals.
When you begin to effectively communicate with your horse, you will begin
to experience control over your horse. Because you are first in control of
your own body and riding comfortably, you can communicate to your horse
specifically what you want, and then ultimately be in control of him.
With comfort, communication and control, you will enjoy and reap the
benefits of confidence. With increased confidence, you will ride even
better and your interest will grow. You will have accomplished a huge step
in your horsemanship. And with building confidence, you will become
more comfortable, communicate better and be in even better control of
your horse. Your horse will ride better and you will experience success in
|Each lesson is approximately 45-60 minutes, using gentle ranch horses in a safe ranch
environment as well as progressing to out-of-arena riding, including trail riding.
Janel Brookshire conducts all the lessons herself. Safety is a must! Email Janel for
more lesson information with the subject line LOCAL RIDING LESSONS.
Private Lessons: $45/hour/lesson
Stay in the Saddle recommends that all students begin riding in private one-on-one lessons
first. It is best that students get the benefit of individualized lessons to make the most of
strengths and work progressively on weaknesses.
At YOUR Location Lesson - 1/2 day: $200 (mileage added beyond 50 mile radius)
- full day: $300 (mileage added beyond 50 mile radius)
Riding Assessments (for experienced riders): $60/hour
These lessons and the Stay in the Saddle method teach the Four C's
of Horsemanship and Riding: Comfort, Communication, Control and
Confidence. We developed this “gauge” to help horsemen determine
where they are in their riding skills.
The Four C’s are vital to being a successful horseman, and it
really is a continuing cycle. Each step is so important in its
order, and necessary before going on to the next step. It will be
very worth your time to accomplish each “C” in order to achieve
the final reward of confidence. You’ll be improved, your horse
will be improved, and you will achieve the “oneness” with your
horse that you desire.
You will stay in the saddle.