Finding a barn that has the "right" combination of trainers, instructors, horses, and facilities is a difficult and sometimes daunting task. While I've only been at Majestic Farms for a few months, I knew immediately that I had found the right barn for me.
Any instructor will be friendly during your first lesson and enthusiastic when the lesson goes well. However, many instructors loose their cool when things start to go wrong. While it is rare to have a bad ride at Majestic Farms, it is particularly during these less-than-perfect lessons that Austin and Eric shine as instructors. Even when I make mistakes or get frustrated, Austin and Eric remain calm, focused and upbeat. They redirect my energy and end every lesson on a positive note. I've never seen either one of them loose their cool with me or with any other student.
The results of this positive teaching and training philosophy are evident throughout the barn. There is a real sense of camaraderie both among the riders and their families. Other riders are almost as quick to acknowledge a student's progress as Austin and Eric are, advanced students are always around to assist beginners, and parents are quick to offer to carpool or help each other out in other ways.
The lesson program at Majestic Farms is unique because it can accommodate any level of rider. The lesson horses are all exceptionally well-trained, well cared for and safe. As you progress and your ability improves, the horse you originally felt comfortable on might not be the right horse to challenge your new-found skills. As instructors, Austin and Eric will discuss with each student when they are ready to advance to the next level and because they carefully select and train horses in the lesson program they are able to match the student with the correct horse.
Like other reviewers, I cannot say enough positive things about Majestic Farms. Austin and Eric are both excellent riding instructors and accomplished trainers and Jonny takes excellent care of the horses and the facility. And, on top of all that, they are reasonably priced. I don't know what more anyone could want in a barn. I wouldn't consider going anywhere else and bet that you won't either after giving the staff at Majestic Farms a chance!