About this pro
8 years in business
2 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica J.Oct 3, 2015Verified
Karyn is a first rate rider and trainer who coached me as I got back into riding after forty years. She is very knowledgeable about all things equine and she not only makes her lessons challenging but they are fun as well. She is a very patient instructor and a highly competent rider. I highly recommend her.Sep 28, 2015
Karyn is wonderful riding instructor. She is patient with her students and always makes the lesson fun. She also has extensive knowledge and experience with OTTBs. Would definitely recommend her!!!Apr 1, 2015
Karyn is an amazing equestrian teacher. She appropriately encourages the student to push themselves in the saddle. She gives them the confidence and "know how" when it comes to riding, grooming or taking care of a horse.Mar 31, 2015
Karyn is great! She is a fun and very laid back person to be around. Karyn was my first instructor after taking a few years off from riding. I was a little unsure of myself but she made me feel very comfortable and confident again. After taking lessons with her, it was like I did not miss any years of riding! She is very knowledgable with TB training and I've enjoyed learning more about the TB industry through her. You can tell she cares about the horses just as much as the rider. She treats them like animals instead of machines like so many trainers do. I love every lesson I have with Karyn! I would highly recommend her to anyone from the most novice rider to the most experienced.Sep 25, 2015
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I do, lesson prices vary with the type of lesson, a half hour private is $30, and hour private is $50. Lessons at the clients facility may include a small travel fee. Training rides are $20/ ride, with packages available offering a discount, full training at my facility is $550/ month, partial training is $375/ month.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?When I start working with a new student, whether the student is an adult or a child, I first ask them what made them interested in learning to ride horses, what their goals are, what other physical activities or sports they may participate in, etc.. I try to get the basic feel for what they are looking to get out of the lessons, whether it be upper level competition or riding for fun. I Then start teaching them how to handle and saddle the horse, and try to get an idea of how they learn (you either learn by seeing, doing or, being verbally told about something), which will help me be a better instructor and coach. I make my students safety my number one priority and try to keep the learning lessons fun, always ensuring that we end om a positive note!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Yes, I am constantly reading/ researching different teaching and training techniques and I myself take lessons and attend clinics and seminars to better my teaching. Everyone learns a little differently so I am constantly learning better ways to explain, demonstrate, use games, etc., to be the best instructor I can.