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Real-world Riding Experience
In our lessons, not only will
you learn true western riding
but also common skills
necessary when you are in
the arena, on the trail, or
working the ranch.
|Stay in the Saddle is about You and here for YOU - the RIDER!
Welcome to the best true western riding resource on the web! Our mission and our purpose is to help you – ride better,
feel more comfortable and more confident, and have a better relationship with your horse. Let Janel Brookshire show
you the secret to a naturally great seat - it maybe not be what you think!
It all starts with YOU, so why wait?
Meet Janel Brookshire
Contrary to most horse trainers and instructors that you see and hear, I teach lessons that focus
not on the horse but on the student. All the fancy maneuvers that can be accomplished on a
horse are nothing without a good seat. I am primarily self-taught meaning that I have spent
years through trial and error, experimenting with all the new methods and fads that are constantly
bombarding horsemen and have developed the most safe and successful seat to date. Ask any
Stay in the Saddle student. Guaranteed!
If you want to succeed in Confidence, Communication, Control and Confidence - I have what you
need. Stay in the Saddle is western riding lessons for YOU, the rider!
For more information, please see our About Us page.
Teaching True Western Riding Lessons to All Ages
Welcome to Stay in the Saddle!
We are very excited to be in New Mexico and bring our superb instruction to our new
area, as well as to be able to offer fantastic riding opportunities that will make your
learning experience the best vacation ever! In fact, the lessons continue and even
more diversity is being offered, including trail riding in the beautiful Sangre de Cristo
Mountains of northeastern New Mexico, cattle drives, as well as clinics on the various
needs of horsemen and women.
Our 2013 schedule is coming together - and there is something for everyone! We have
beautiful lodging for you to stay in, fantastic western cuisine, and we are developing a
rustic primitive camping site if you'd like to spend all of your time outdoors!
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April 20-21, 2013: Ocate, New Mexico
Saturday 10a.m.-12p.m. - Novice Spring Tune-Up
Safety, handling, tack, mounting and dismounting, walk and trot. A perfect start or refresher to develop a great foundation and
learn a true western seat. $85/participant (one free audit guest)
Saturday 2-4p.m. - Intermediate/Advanced Spring Tune-Up Riding
Getting you back in the saddle, and improving you and your horse's communication and skill. Learn the "5 Most Dangerous",
work on obstacle work, and come away improved, confident and ready for anything! $85/participant (one audit guest free).
Sunday 10a.m.-4p.m. - Intermediate/Advanced Riding and Problem Solving
Perfect opportunity to bring your horse issues, riding issues or whatever is that "one
thing" the continues to elude you in your horsemanship and enjoyment of riding. Morning
session will work in arena, afternoon session will be on the trails. Speed riders
$150/participant (one audit guest free)
Wheaton Creek Ranch is located near Ocate, New Mexico, at the base of the beautiful Sangre de
Cristo mountains, two hours north of Santa Fe and less than an hour southeast of Angel Fire.
meals, snack and drinks, double occupancy, $100/person)
- Stalls are available, first come – first serve, for overnight boarding.
- Overnight parking is available (no hook-ups, yet).
- Ranch lodging and meals available at reduced rates to clinic participants (One night, two
*50% deposit to hold your spot; payable to Stay in the Saddle; contact Janel Brookshire for clinic
- All horses must have proof of negative coggins upon arrival.
Click here for a 2013 Stay in the Saddle schedule.
Stay in the Saddle @ Wheaton Creek Ranch