DESERT HORSE EQUESTRIAN SERVICES

 

Build a Better Relationship with your horse
while you Improve Your Riding Skills

Knowledge of anatomy and movement, consideration for the physical and mental challenges of horse and human and a dedication to the comfort and safety of both combine in a unique teaching and learning atmosphere. Join us in exploration and innovation, finding new ways that mounted and unmounted interactions can interest, educate and delight you and your horse.

Equestrian Education
Workshops, Clinics, Lessons

Lessons and clinics that combine traditional and non-traditional riding and groundwork techniques in a variety of interesting and innovative formats. Learn better balance and stability in the saddle, improve your relationship with your horse on the ground and explore rewarding alternatives to riding.

Riding instructor, clinician and bodyworker Stacey Kollman works with dedicated professionals to bring innovative educational opportunities to riders of all levels and in a variety of disciplines.

  Riders and horses learn balance in a non-threatening atmosphere




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Horse Rehab/Re-education

Trainer and rehabber Stacey Kollman works to prepare equine athletes physically and mentally to return to their jobs - show ring, work or pleasure - and reschool "second-career horses" to meet new challenges and expectations.

Rehab is a holistic process, often involving a variety of professional equine-care specialists working to return a horse to physical and emotional health. The process includes a custom-tailored balance of work, combining various kinds of bodywork, a type of groundwork specifically geared to physical therapy, longe work on a line and at liberty, and mounted work.

Attention is also given to a variety of other health areas, including nutrition, feet and teeth. Rehab horses might be recovering from physical injuries or be returning to a more constructive life after some kind of abuse or neglect.

Reschooling involves a blend of the same techniques to help address physical and mental challenges that may be preventing horses from performing as well as they might. Horses who are candidates include individuals who have proven unsuitable for a particular "job" and those who have become overstressed, physically and mentally, in a specific discipline.

This work is also helpful for rescue horses and school horses who are basically sound and for older horses or broodmares who are green or are returning to work after a layoff and need some remedial balance and posture practice.

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What's New?


Have you trained your horse to react reflexively or to reason and respond? Temple Grandin and constructively reshaping horse behavior in this new educational article.

Q&A: What kind of footing is in your arena? If I have a choice, straight sand isn't what I find the best.

 

Just in time for the holidays, new Desert Horse Gift Certificates. Purchase a single lesson or a lesson package to share the gift of learning.




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