Lessons

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Natural Horsemanship

In a 3 hours class, students will meet the horse on the ground. Then through fun exercises you will establish a connection to the horse without fear or bribery. You will learn about the nature of the horse and refine your skills in inner and outer awareness. You will also develop intuition, self monitoring and being present.

Horses are masters of identifying what we need at any given moment. If we are in doubt or not clear of our intentions, the horse can educate us on how we are in the present moment. Horses excel as both teacher and guide. You may wonder, how does this happen? This is all possible through natural horsemanship classes.

Classes

  • Desensitizing techniques
  • Developing trust on the ground
  • Respect personal boundaries
  • Games on a 12ft line
  • Techniques on gaining your horse's respect
  • And so much more...

Dates

  • Classes are offered the second and fourth saturday of each month
  • 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Pricing

  • $300 - twelve-hour course (two 3-hour sessions per month)
  • $90 - Drop-ins

Natural Horsemanship can be obtained naturally through understanding, love and leadership, rather than through force, fear and intimidation.

Through Natural Horsemanship, your horse will run faster and jump higher out of heart and desire.

Reserve your time slot
Jona: 615-268-9960

Adult Programs

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This program is designed for beginners or experienced riders.
Horses don't care how much you know until they know how much you care. Then they will want to know how much you know.

Dates

Monday - Friday

  • 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Pricing
  • $35 - single lesson
  • $180 - six-week package
  • $240 - ten-week package
  • $280 - twelve-week package
  • NO REFUNDS ON LESSONS

Riders will learn:

  • balance of the horse and rider
  • extension and working gates
  • riding bareback and without a bit
  • perfecting transitions
  • balanced stops from the lope
  • pivots
  • side passing
  • lead changes
  • roll backs and collection
  • trail riding

Lesson Overview:

  • 1 hour lesson
  • 15 min orientation /review
  • 15 min grooming
  • 15 min ground work
  • 30 min tacking/riding
  • 15 min untacking/review

Beginners that love horses, but have been afraid or haven't had the opportunity to learn, will develop skills, confidence and independence.

Experienced riders who want to heighten their skills mentally, emotionally and physically, will find our lessons challenging and enlightening.

Reserve your time slot:
Brittany: 859-492-5803

Children's Programs

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Deer Run Stable Western Pleasure Natural Horsemanship Riding Lessons

Learn the Natural Way and ride with fluidity, bareback and without a bit. Practice the Natural Way and Learn how to see through the eyes of a horse.

Dates

Monday-Friday

  • 11:00 a.m.
  • 2:00 p.m.
  • 3:30 p.m.
  • 4:30 p.m.
  • 5:30 p.m.

Times may change to fit student's schedule

Ages 6 and up

  • $35 - single one-hour lesson
  • $180 - six-week package (1 hour lesson per week)
  • $210 - six-week package (1 hour 1/2 per week)
  • $240- ten-week package (1 hour per week)
  • $280 - twelve-week package (1 hour lesson per week)

Ages 4 to 5

  • $100 - six-week package (1 hour lesson per week)

NO REFUNDS AVAILABLE ON LESSON PACKAGES. IN-HOUSE REFUND FOR TRAIL RIDES, BIRTHDAY PARTIES, OR SUMMER CAMP

Dates

Monday-Friday

  • 11:00 a.m.
  • 2:00 p.m.
  • 3:30 p.m.
  • 4:30 p.m.
  • 5:30 p.m.

Times may change to fit student's schedule

Beginning students will learn:

safety rules
mounting and dismounting
basic position
control of the horse at the walk and trot
sitting the trot or jog
posting, balance position
basic trail rules

Intermediate students will learn:

improving balance of the rider with the horse
beginning the canter and lope
western patterns and obstacles
trail obstacles and conditions
trotting on the trail