What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Pricing for my services is quite straight forward. However; due to the vast number of variables because of the custom programs it's best to contact me with the services you desire and we can go from there.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Yes, Christy attends clinics and symposiums whenever possible. Constant reading and review of others work on the internet.
Attendance at the Dressage world cup finals in Las Vegas whenever possible.
Reading new books on Dressage or training techniques, videos and other educational media.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
The love of animals and the thrill of teaching them to achieve their best ability.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Our training programs customized for each client's individual needs. Different ages, experience levels, goals.
Lungeing (being led in a circle with long line leads) Walk trot, canter and halt.
Riding instruction, proper positioning of rider, commands, mount and dismount, tacking up.
Grooming and aftercare of horse.
We offer partial care to full care for all of our boarders. Feeding twice daily, Hay/Grain/Water. All stalls are cleaned daily. Full service includes daily turn-out to paddocks (seasonal).
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Safety is the most important part of riding for both rider and horse. What priority does the trainer put on safety.
Do they require safety helmets?
How much experience in teaching and riding does the instructor have?
How much continuing education have they participated in, clinics, symposiums, etc.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
That I care for every horse on the property as though they were all mine. I evaluate their condition every time I am at the stall. In the evaluation I determine what changes need to happen to keep them happy, sound and in good physical condition. Nutrition adjustments for seasonal changes is extremely important.
I want customers to know that like all professions there are experts and frauds with everything in between. Please pay careful attention to your horse's care-giver