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, sometimes the most difficult part,
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 with a posture of purpose, 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 out
harsh aids or confusion.
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 feel that gentle control of your horse
that you've been striving for. Your horse will ride better and you will
experience success in the saddle.
|Private lessons are approximately 45-60 minutes, using gentle ranch horses
in an indoor arena as well as progressing to out-of-arena riding, including
trail riding. All lessons are payable at the beginning of the month.
Janel Brookshire conducts all the lessons herself. Safety is a must!
Email Janel for more lesson information with the subject line LOCAL
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
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.
|Private Lesson (1 lesson/hour)
|Private Lessons (1 month: 3 lesson/hours)
|Private Lessons (1 month: 6 lesson/hours)
|Horse and Rider Solutions
Tune-up Riding and Conditioning
Arena Rental and Supervised Ride Times
Custom Horsemanship Needs
|Riding Assessment (per hour)
|A little FYI for Experienced Riders: Many times I have people
who have a lifetime of experience in the saddle contact me because
something is "off" in their riding. . . maybe due to accident or
injury, or they just lost something they once had in the saddle.
THIS IS WHAT I DO! There is no shame in asking for help.
Contact me TODAY! ~Janel