Horsemanship simply for your journey

Skill Levels of horsemanship on the ground and riding:


#1 Safety
#2 Proficient & Harmony (recreational level - leisure trail riding, enjoyment, therapy).
#3 Advanced
#4 Refinement
#5 Specialization (performance level - Jumping, reining, dressage,cutting, endurance, barrel racing, and many other disciplines).

Why should you understand horsemanship?


Horsemanship is for people that want true understanding and success with horses. We encourage students to have horse ownership!
Rapport is something we value with our horses
Horses can be more fun with a good understanding of how horses play!
Horsemanship is a journey; it is not just a way of training the horse; it is everything we do with our horses and in our own lives.
Horsemanship is not about Western or English it is about the relationship with your horse and building a solid foundation so you can advance your riding in any discipline.


Horses can help humans live a happy and healthy life style
Horses teach humans and humans teach horses
Horsemanship is about 80% mental and 20% physical

Rider Biomechanics has researched and tested riders for seat, posture and balance when that increase performance levels in all riding disciplines and decrease injury.


All lessons and classes are designed to help you become more successful in the show ring and with your horse. Showing is all about education, dedication and perfect practice!

Horsemanship Program: Information of what to bring or know before your session

What to bring/know before starting a lesson or class: Students make sure to arrive 15 minutes early before the start time of your class or lesson to tack up your horse! Horses and riders should be tacked and ready to start at the scheduled time. First time students must take a lesson and practice tacking their horse.

  • Approved Riding Helmet* (we have helmets to rent)
  • Jeans (western) or breeches (English)
  • Approved riding boots with one inch heel (no sneakers)
  • No flips-flops, shorts, yoga pants, leggings or anything like it
  • Students be prepared to sign forms and parents need to sign if minor
  • We have great learning partners aka (horses) here or bring your own horse

All lessons and classes are designed to help you become more successful in the show ring and with your horse. Showing is all about education, dedication and perfect practice!


Seasonal sessions: Prices vary depending on the season
Summer: June – August
Spring: March – May
Fall: September – November
Winter: December - February


If you bring your own horses please make sure to contact Grandfather Stables.
Payment: Card, check or cash.
Reserve your lesson or class by clicking book now and view the sessions, schedule and pricing. Classes can help you save money. If you have questions call the stables 828-963-5000


Lessons

Group sessions are a great way to save money and to improve your horsemanship; classes are based on English or Western riding disciplines.

All lessons and classes are designed to help you become more successful in the show ring and with your horse. Showing is all about education, dedication and perfect practice!

View sessions, schedule and pricing by clicking book now!!

One on one private lesson with Lesley Wooten or take $10 off if private lessons are taken with assistant instructor. You can change instructors at anytime.


Classes

Group sessions are a great way to save money and to improve your horsemanship; classes are based on English or Western riding disciplines.

All lessons and classes are designed to help you become more successful in the show ring and with your horse. Showing is all about education, dedication and perfect practice!


Working student:

Ask about our working student program and how it can help better your horsemanship and more about horse industry to possibly create a career for yourself.