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Horseback Riding Lessons (for children or teenagers)
Susan is awesome. She's very kid friendly and has a way of relating to her clients both young and not so young. She has a great personality and is very versed in knowledge of running her stable and all types of lessons. She and her stable is the perfect match for us and we plan to be there as long as my daughter has the interest oin learno by to ride properlyDec 4, 2017VerifiedGoldspirit Farm's reply
I love having your family at my barn! I look forward to teaching leilani for a long time! happy december!
Susan Friend has taken great care of my horse for a number of years now. I completely trust and respect her horsemanship skills. She's also been an outstanding coach and trainer, bringing me an my horse to a whole new level of riding. I highly recommend her to anyone, whether you're a first time rider or experienced eventer.Jan 5, 2015
I have been riding at Goldspirit Farm for about a year and a half. When I got there I could barely jump two feet without ending up on the horses's neck. Now I can confidently jump 3ft and placed at my first two eventing competitions. Susan is a great instructor and a even better horse person. The barn has a great atmoshere. We have derby days with potlucks. There are so many jumps and different configurations you can never get bored. Highly recommend checking it out!Nov 4, 2013
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!Jan 2, 2015
I've worked and taken lessons at multiple barns since I moved to Los Angeles two years ago. GSF has become my home away from home. The facility is amazing (not at all what you would expect in Los Angeles). It's not just the wonderful instruction and dedicated trainer that I learn so much from, but the boarders and barn staff have become family in a way to me. Everyone greeted me with smiles when I first arrived and everyone wants to see everyone riding their best and having fun. The entire environment is about discovering improvement for both horses and people. I'm so excited it's now a Pony Club riding center as well. PC'er's need a great facility like GSF with xcountry in Los Angeles. The horses receive the best care in Los Angeles here my opinion, with the full gallop track, large turnout and staff and riders that are taught horse management and attention to detail.Nov 4, 2013
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?always! I continue to ride with top instructors; I read, and I constantly learn by teaching others.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I always loved horses and I had an opportunity to purchase a farm and live my dream. Who would not want to do that?!
- What types of customers have you worked with?Teach horseback riding....at all levels. Train horses...at all levels. As a certified ICP USEA instructor my training has a great foundation and is based on safety, respect for the horse and rider, and having fun!