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Training is based on Classical Dressage principles, as taught to us by our mentors. In-hand training is based on classical principles of work from the ground including lunging, in-hand, and long and short line work. Riding the horses in open country, over cavaletti, schooling in the arenas and together with other horses is all part of our well-rounded curriculum.

The entire range of training is offered, from starting young horses to consolidating and advancing the training of horses making normal progress through the levels - all the way to Grand Prix. Problem horses that have been spoiled by past experiences are also accepted for evaluation and potential rehabilitation to a functional equine career.  When work is play, it is effortless!

In-hand work, clinic 2011.


Riders are taught the balanced seat, suppleness, timing and correct delivery of the aids, and how to follow the movement of the horse in all gaits. Riding lessons are on the lunge line and in the arena. Emphasis is placed on the phases of riding including: listening, analysis, application of the aids, listening for response, harmonizing, and analysis and re-application of another aid.

Riders learn to 'sit still' by moving with the rhythm of the horse. Riders become "horselike" in their movements, and thus look motionless and seamless on the horse's back.

Riders can chose to work on dressage tests to refine their skills with their equine partner.

Frances, rising trot on Genesis.

A variety of trained lesson horses are available. Riders are encouraged to bring their own horses as well as experiencing our school horses.

Stalls are available for riders bringing their own horses.  Accommodation for students is available at local bed and breakfasts and hotels.

Serious working student applications will be considered when accompanied with a DVD showing riding skills, provided we have current need.

Frisco in trot.


Our approach furthers the training of the horse, making him mentally calm, easy to handle, and well-schooled in the classical way. In addition to schooling the basics and the exercises in the maneige, horses are ridden in open country to relax their minds before returning to the stable. This training philosophy is strongly advocated by our mentors.

The knowledge, fitness, and well-being of the rider is addressed and fostered on a path parallel to the training of the horse.

Frances and Naguchi, extended trot.

Upon arrival, all horses are evaluated for correct shoeing, dental condition, nutrition, muscle soreness and condition, equipment fit,  and general constitution and behavior. 

Richard is available for riding 2-5 day clinics.

Rates vary depending on location, number of lessons, lectures, curriculum, course design, etc.

Please use the link below to contact Richard for availability of curriculum and rates.

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Frisco, piaffe.


Health and well-being of the rider can be addressed in a private consultation. Dr. Frances Williams is double board certified in Family Medicine and Bariatrics.  

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Buster (1970-2008) in piaffe.