LESSONS AND CLINICS
“I use only positive reinforcement methods in teaching – to let my students know specifically what they have gotten right so they can repeat it. If a breakthrough is slow to come, I will introduce different exercises to tackle the goal in a new way.” -- Joy
I love to teach, and enjoy working with all levels of students and all breeds of horses. As a USDF Certified Instructor, I:
Use a systematic approach of gymnastic exercises based on the German Training Scale, working from easier to more challenging, to help rider and horse progress through the levels
Combine riding work and theory explanation to make sure that the student understands the lesson and can continue to work on her own
Will ride a student’s horse during a lesson to help demonstrate a point and facilitate better understanding
Discuss training issues and help to set goals with full-time students to encourage progress and a sense of accomplishment
I will travel half an hour from the area to teach individual students (further for groups of three or more.) Students traveling from a distance may board their horse in the area for several days of intensive lessons. Email me directly for scheduling at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All lessons are based on a 45-minute private session with the understanding that the student has warmed up beforehand. Semi-privates may be available upon special arrangement. Current fee structure is as follows:
$90 for lessons in Charlotte or within half an hour of Charlotte
$95 for lessons within an hour of Charlotte, two person minimum
Lessons beyond an hour are priced upon distance and number of students
A 24-hour cancellation notice is required to avoid lesson charge.
I clinic extensively throughout New England and schedule half and full day clinics. I have limited availability for scheduling new clinics but please email me directly to inquire at email@example.com.
My judging availability is limited because of my competition and coaching schedule, but I enjoy judging schooling shows, especially ride-review-rides. Email me directly to enquire about cost and availability at firstname.lastname@example.org.