LEARN WITH ME
Develop your fundamentals and your relationship for success in any discipline. Build confidence and trust to take into any situation.
Find softness in body and mind and improve your horse's posture, balance, and strength for longterm soundness.
Take off the lines, learn to motivate your horse through play, and open up a whole new level of communication.
Ready to work together? I offer individual lessons for you and your horse in horsemanship, groundwork, liberty, and driving. All ages and levels are welcome; lessons are entirely customized to meet your needs and goals. I meet you where you're at and choose exercises to build understanding, strength, and confidence of both horse and human. I guide you to understand not only what to do, but also WHY. I leave you with homework that goes a step or two beyond what we did in class, so that you can continue to move forward between lessons, and I am always accessible to answer questions.
Lessons are approximately 45 minutes long and can take place at my farm or yours, or virtually via Zoom. Monthly packages are offered for those who would like to commit to a consistent weekly time.
AT MY FARM
I welcome students to trailer to my farm in Bourget (Clarence-Rockland area East of Ottawa) for single lessons and intensive training visits. I have a large outdoor sand ring, grass ring, sizeable pastures, and a nice quiet atmosphere to work in. Temporary accommodations for your horse can be arranged for multi-day visits. I can offer a school horse for liberty work, and some groundwork & driving. Previous horse experience is required.
AT YOUR FARM
As a freelance coach, I will travel to teach you at your own location. No fancy facilities are needed: in most cases, a level area with good footing will do. Liberty work requires a securely fenced area, which can be an arena, paddock, or pasture. Lesson fees do not include travel, which is charged at $0.60/km round trip from my location in Bourget. Travel fees can be split between multiple students booking at the same location or within a nearby area. I strongly encourage organizing a lesson day at your barn or neighbourhood arena.
FROM ANYWHERE VIA ZOOM
No matter where you are in the world, we can work together virtually! All you need is an internet connection, a computer/tablet/mobile phone with a camera and the Zoom platform installed, and a wireless headset with enough range for your schooling area. Alternatively, you can video your schooling on your own time and send me up to 15 minutes' worth of video prior to the lesson. We will then meet on Zoom to watch and discuss your video together, and give you homework to practice.
My lesson rates are the same whether at your location, mine, or virtual. Travel fees are additional. For those who commit to regular weekly or twice-weekly lessons, I offer a modest discount on my lesson fees if you pay for the full month up front. Please read the fine print for details. All prices are in Canadian dollars.
If you have a group of students at one location, we can organize a half or full day of back-to-back lessons. This allows you to save on my travel fees, and is an excellent option for locations outside of my regular travel radius. Please contact me directly for possibilities and rates for your location.