UPCOMING EVENTS AND CLINICS
Regretfully, I must cancel the Orienteering Clinic. We have received a series of storms here the last several days, with both torrential downpours and high winds. We are forecast to get more on Friday, and even a good chance of storms on Saturday. The trails here have received a great deal of damage, some are under standing water in places I’ve never seen that happen, some have areas that have been washed out, and there is plenty of debris. While much could possibly be fixed, the ground is now so unstable and saturated that it would be irresponsible of me to take a large a group as this out on these trails which are in the National Forest, especially since I teach “leave no trace” and trail safety and proper trail maintenance. A large group of horses on these trails will cause significant damage to vulnerable areas. As well, there is the good chance of more storms on Saturday. I will post another event for an Orienteering Clinic on Facebook and via the Shenandoah Valley Email list through Peggy Hinegardner.
Lesson Fee Information
trailer in with your horse — $30.00/hr
lesson on my horses — $35.00/hr (very limited availability!)
travel to you (price increases with extended travel time) — $35.00/hr
All Trail Lessons outside of arena with your horse — $40.00/ First 1 1/2 hrs.
All Trail Lessons outside of arena you riding my horses — $45.00/First 1 1/2 hrs.
($20.00 subsequent hours for all Trail Lessons)
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Lessons/training available at your home in the Augusta County area or trailer to my home to use my 100×200 riding ring, the schooling jump trail that winds through hills and woods, or the many trails for riding in the surrounding forest.
Learning to be an equestrian is like learning a new language. You can learn on your own, but having someone who is fluent in the language teach you is far quicker and can help prevent needless mistakes and misunderstandings. But, just as important as instruction, spending time with the ones whose language you are trying to learn is critical. Nothing promotes a better understanding and gives a greater grasp of the nuances of communication more than spending time with horses and constantly using and developing your new communication skills.