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After observing the excellent job that Lorraine does when giving lessons, I have referred many children to her. They not only learn the skill of horseback riding but also learn valuable horsemanship skills because Lorraine includes the catching, grooming and saddling of the horses into her lessons. I highly recommend Lorraine if you are looking for riding lessons for your child or even yourself!
Within two weeks of our Thumbtack exchange I was up and riding on a horse. The lessons are affordable and scheduling is flexible. I am already beyond satified with my experience.
I started taking lessons with Susan about three and a half years ago as a complete beginner. I do not own my own horse, but use Susan's lesson horses. At the time, my goal was to be able to ride well enough to participate in equestrian vacations. What I love about Susan is that she takes a rider through all phases of horsemanship, not just riding, but everything from the ground up, with an emphasis on safety and leadership. Now I've been on several riding vacations--a life long dream come true for me! Over the last year or so I have been learning the various phases of eventing, from dressage to stadium jumping to cross country. Susan is knowledgeable in all these areas. One of the things I like best about Goldspirit Farm is the relaxed and homey atmosphere. I have made many friends there, human, equine, and canine!
Nancy Degan is an outstanding horse trainer. She has extreme patience and kindness with her animal children. Her horse tricks are cute and clever. Her whole life centers around the love of horses. I recommend her highly for children's birthday parties.
I had never ridden or been around horses until much later in life. After joining CBC, I learned basic, valuable horsemanship, which I use and implement to this day. My horse and riding are now a big part of my life. Thank you Jim!
I have known Joy since I moved to California in 2006. She turned me from a horse loving girl to a capable rider that now works with green horses and teaches riding lessons. She has trained every horse that I have owned starting with a hot 5 year old Quarter horse mare that had never been handled. She turned her into a fun, responsive, people loving mare that has taught many beginners how to ride. She then turned my cute 3 year old rowdy Quarter colt into a mannered and quiet gentleman that kids learned to ride on. Next came a Thoroughbred gelding off the track. After a lay up he became dangerous and bucked me off on a regular basis. I was told by numerous people to put him down. When I called her for help, the first thing she said was " problem horses, my favorite". Within no time he became quiet and safe. Last came a green broke 5 year old Friesian cross that had an abusive past as we soon discovered. She spent many days trying to figure him out coming up with new tricks to get him to respond to her willingly. Needless to say he was very stubborn and difficult to handle, and once again I was told to put him down and that he had a neurological problem. She never gave up and now he is a quiet, trusting mount with a wonderful loving disposition. I've even thrown my beginner friends on him and he has been exceptional with them. As much as I love to learn from every horse person that I meet, she is always the one that I look to for advice regarding my horses health, nutrition, training and needs. The most valuable thing that she has taught me is to have a positive attitude towards every horse and that a horse is capable of anything even if their conformation is considered poor or if they have a bad attitude. She tailors her training to each individual horse to help them achieve their best and most importantly enjoy doing their job. She makes sure to keep you involved so that you and your horse become a fine-tuned team that is continually growing and improving. I knew I would love Joy from the moment I met her and now I can safely say that she will never be rid of me. I look forward to everything else that I will learn from her for years to come. I am thankful to this day that she has been the one to mold my horse experiences and knowledge.
Joan Blank, an outstanding and professional rider that makes us as parents understand and feel the importance of this therapeutic riding. Yet, she has given as much as support as we need, by having us decide the best days and hours and possibly cancel due to Benjamin condition as she can offer, never lets her guards down. Joan helps on every step of the way, as she leads to reach us parents our goal, and by making i her own goal. Its been a couple of months that we have been taking our son Benjamin age 4yr , diagnosed with cerebral palsy and epilepsy, and as we look back on how he had started to now, Benjamin has improved his sitting and we noticed that his posture is stronger. I have to say thanks to Joan effort and dedication, including her volunteers/staff, by helping those kids with disabilities ride those wonderful horses that she has professionally trained in order to work the best way as possibly, on other words she is a NATURAL.
I have ridden with Diane for 13+ years now and cannot say enough good things about her. Simply the best there is. If you are a beginner and want to learn to ride in a professional, fun and safe environment, give Diane a call. 3D Farms also offers high-level training for experienced riders in both dressage and jumping. If you are a horse-owner looking for a trainer, your horse will have top quality training and care at 3D Farms. If my horse could leave a review, he would give Diane 5 stars too!
My boxer Lola started showing aggressive behavior towards other dogs in the last few months. She also didn’t listen to me when she was off leash causing major stress. Shay was able to show me amazing tips and tricks that worked with Lola and her behavior did a 180. She now listens when I tell her to come and also doesn’t pull me when walking. I no longer feel stressed out when I walk her or when she is playing with other dogs. Shay is incredibly knowledgeable regarding how to communicate with dogs. You see a complete change of behavior when your dog is around her. She also works with you and helps you communicate better with your dog. I feel a much stronger bond with Lola than I did before now that I have implemented what Shay has taught me. She also explains to you the psychology behind why your dog behaves a certain way and compares it real life situations with people, making it easier to relate and understand what your dog is experiencing when you talk or act a certain way towards them. Shay was able to spot things I was doing that were causing her behavior within just a few minutes. I thought I could just teach myself by watching tv shows such as Caesar Milan or reading online; but the few things I was doing wrong; I probably would not have known if it wasn’t for Shay’s abilities to read the energy between people and dogs so well. It was these little things that I didn’t even know I was doing. So glad to have found Shay and I hope to continue working with her for Lola!!!
Very happy to be here! Sheri and Duncan are so sweet and my horse is happier than ever to get high-quality training :) I feel nothing but respect from them and everyone else at the barn and they do all they can to make it fun! :)
I have been taking lessons with Darla for almost a year! She is a walking equine encyclopedia, patient and thorough in her training. If you're looking to take lessons and or a great boarding facility look no more. You and your horse won't be in better hands!
Karen taught me when she was living in South Africa and she did an excellent job - I am now competing at 1.50m Grand Prix level on three horses. Her achievements speak for themselves - she was the South African Champion, as well as the overall winner of the World Cup Qualifying series in this country. Apart from that, she is a skilled communicator and her positive mindset makes for lessons that are both fun and effective.
Sam is one of the best instructors I have ever ridden with! She is honest about everything and really let’s you know when you are doing a good or bad job. Her expertise in equitation makes me feel more comfortable in the saddle and more in control of my horse. I could not recommend her more!!!
With over 45 years' experience in horsemanship, we are able to provide horsemanship classes, horse boarding, riding lessons, and horse transportation.
The business is located in Shadow Hills, CA, next to Hansen Dam, offering Western lessons and specializing in equitation, barrel racing and gymkhana events. From novice to advanced, all ages are welcome. I am an ARIA certified instructor.
Our family has been doing this for over 50 years training champion riders and horses. We really take the time to fit each rider with our different and high quality lesson horses.
We provide a wonderful boarding and lesson facility in beautiful Rancho Palos Verdes, located in a quiet neighborhood behind the gates of Portuguese Bend. We also offer English and Western riding instruction with on-site instructors, as well as dressage lessons with visiting clinicians. Call or visit us today.
We offer fun, supportive and educational lessons in hunters and jumpers, 3-day eventing and dressage. We teach all ages and all levels. Trainer has experience in all equestrian fields for over 20 years and has ridden with many industry professionals. We will travel to clients. Start improving and having fun today!
We offer professional riding lessons given for children and adults. We are bringing the horse and the rider together as one.
We give horseback riding lessons to children and adults to learn the care, enjoyment, and riding skills of English or western-style riding. We teach from beginners to advanced-level riders. We specialize in hunters, jumpers and equitation, but if you just want to come and learn to be a better rider, have a blast with our wonderful horses and ponies while getting some fun in the sun exercise that is okay, too!
I offer start-to-finish training, which includes colt starting, finishing and re-schooling older horses, for show and pleasure. All breeds are welcome! I am specializing in Reining, Western and Hunter Pleasure, Sporthorses (eventing, jumping and dressage), Cow Horses and Trail. I always have a list of quality horses for sale as well! Check out my website for more info.