October-April Yuma, AZ (at your facility)
May-Sept The Equestrian Center, LLC Sandpoint, ID
Private lessons are available Monday-Friday with flexible scheduling; weekends by special appointment. Lessons are one hour, on your own horse, and range from $65 (4-H, Pony Club discount), $80-$95 depending on the level of the student.
At this time we do not provide lesson horses except for groundwork sessions.
A 24-hour notice cancellation is required, otherwise, a 100% lesson fee is charged for the skipped session.
TEC's Sandpoint facilities include Dressage arenas, 100 x 200 jumping arena, 150 x 150 gaming arena, beginner trails, a 10 acre infield, two 60' round pens, and a conditioning track. (No covered or indoor arenas.)
GROUNDWORK: Ideas for how to improve your horse's respect, trust, and offer clear communication before you ever mount up. Learn how to teach your horse to "try" and become mentally participative for the upcoming ride. Have unwanted behavioral issues? Learn how to assess and properly interpret your horse's behavior, then learn the "tools" on how to influence a change both mentally and physically.
RIDING: Everything from anatomical discussions, clarifying why what, and how you use your aids, understanding what your horse is doing and why, etc. All level riders are encouraged whether novice riders to advanced. Sam has ridden and taught in multiple English (Dressage, Three Day Eventing, Jumpers, Endurance, pleasure) and Western (ranch work, cutting, reining, reined cow horse, ) disciplines over the years. She has even spent time working with young horse prep for future racehorses.
ASSESSMENT: Not sure of "what to do next" with your horse? Bring your horse for a one-session assessment (groundwork and/or riding) for an evaluation and some ideas on how to proceed with your horse. Not sure if the equipment you are using is appropriate or fits? Many topics can be covered.
OFF-SITE CONSULTATION: On a very limited basis Sam is available for off-site (at your property) consultations. Please Contact Sam with your location and desired date for a quote.
PAYMENTS- All activities require participants to complete a release of Liability Waiver Signed and Payment.
Lesson horse- at this time only groundwork sessions are an option for use of our equines. Please email prior to scheduling to check availability.