Rebekah Larimer Training
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Harley and I have been taking lessons since Fall 10 and we have come leaps and bounds with only a few real leaps and bounds involved. HAHA. My horse and I are more engaged with each other. I embrace natural horsemanship and the ground work transfers to the riding. Having to ride once a week no matter what really helps. I reccommend Rebekah heartily.Jun 22, 2011
I have been taking lessons with Rebekah for over a year and have learned so much. Her positive attitude makes it easy to learn new things and remember them as well. She listens to what I want to work on and then we work together to achieve those objectives. She helps fill in the gaps and explain new concepts in a manner that I can understand. If I don't grasp the concept, she will try another way to get it across. She makes sure I understand what we worked on and if I have any questions before the lesson is over. Thank you Rebekah for increasing my knowledge and riding skills.Jun 4, 2011
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- How did you get started doing this type of work?I started riding when I was 3 years old, and am extremely fortunate to be one of those rare individuals who knew exactly what they wanted. I always wanted to be a horse trainer and instructor! When I first went to Belgium, I originally wanted to be an international 3-Day Eventer. I discovered you have to be an adrenaline junky to do the international 3-Day eventing. You need to walk up to those huge jumps in person to really appreciate just how large the jumps are. I love the lower levels of Eventing, but truly found my calling in Dressage.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?Ask for credentials! The United States does NOT require a horse trainer or instructor to be certified. ANYONE can say they can train a horse or instruct in riding, which is very scary! Go watch them in action! Insist to be able to watch a lesson or watch them train a horse. Do their training style match your learning style? Exp: If they tend to yell a lot and you get uptight and tense with yelling... you will most likely not be a good match. Also, does the horse they are working with look overly stressed (overly swishing tail, pinned ears, nervous sweat, bucking, rearing, avoiding work, mouth chomping on the bit, etc)? These are all signs that the horse is not comfortable. One question you can ask, is how long have they been working with that particular horse/rider? If it has been for 1+ years, they should look pretty good overall. Trainers often get horses with problems they need to help the horse work through.