Adult Lessons and Clinics

Horsemanship Lessons

Teaching horsemanship to adults is my passion. I believe that children need to feel uninhibited when learning to 'be' with horses and are not always ready for deeper levels of conscious thinking of 'how' to be around horses, which is why my lessons for children are arranged in a completely different format to adults. Adults are different, they bring with them a higher level of consciousness, but also preconceived ideas, anxieties and desires.

Every lesson is different, the content of the lesson is normally always based around what the person's next step in their horsemanship journey is. Regardless of the content though, please find a pricing guide below.

One-on-one lessons (with my horse or yours) at my place in Hunterville

  • 1 hour - $45
  • 1.5 hours - $65

Discounts for group lessons, please ask for a separate price guide. I can also travel to you, travel charges apply.

Horsemanship Clinics

I am happy to run a clinic that suits your specific needs, but below are some of our pre-planned clinics. All of our clinics need a minimum of 5 booked and paid people to go ahead. All of our clinics are capped at 8 participants. For long distances from my home, a travel fee may also apply, as may arena fees depending on the location. All clinics need to be paid in full at least one week before and no refunds will be given should people not be able to attend, instead they can fill their spot with another person.

Beginner Clinic

For people who are just getting started on their horsemanship journey and want to learn the basics of riding and ground work. During these clinics we aim to cover the following:

  • Theory of horse/human behaviour and how this looks in training
  • Development of ground work skills - back up, flexion, body control, desensitising
  • Development of ridden skills - if the participants are ready, looking at body control, safety and confidence

A more detailed and specific clinic plan will be developed for your clinic group personally, once the booking has been made. This clinic can also be specific to just ground work and does not need to include a riding portion.

Price - $80 pp for a 3.5 hour clinic

Intermediate Clinic

For people who have an understanding of the basics of horsemanship and are wanting to get their basics better and learn new skills. The content to be covered in similar to that of a beginner clinic, but we can start to look at concepts in more depth and have higher expectations of ourselves and our horses. At a intermediate clinic there is normally an element of problem solving due to the nature of challenging preconceived ideas and increased expectations.

A more detailed and specific clinic plan will be developed for your clinic group personally, once the booking has been made. This clinic can also be specific to just ground work and does not need to include a riding portion.

Price - $90 pp for a half day (3.5 hours) OR $160 pp for a full day (6 hours)

Custom Clinics

Sometimes people wish to have a clinic which is for specific things, below are some of the options for custom clinics we offer:

  • Desensitising Clinics - get your horse comfortable and confident with LOTS of different stimuli. Teach them how to center themselves and find calm, while learning how to do the same yourself. This can be done on the ground, ridden or both! $50 pp for 2 hour clinic.
  • Liberty Clinic - working with a horse at liberty is an amazing experience, I can provide liberty clinics both on the ground and ridden. Riders must prove proficiency on the ground before riding option happens. Limited to 4 participants. $50 pp for a 2 hour clinic.
  • Problem Solving Clinic - for example float loading, working with feet, saddling, head shyness, claustrophobic. $60 pp for a 2 hour clinic or $80 pp for 3 hours.
  • Training on the Trail - these clinics are designed to support people with issues that come up while riding out. Due to the higher risk nature of such a clinic numbers are capped at 4 people. $200 pp for 3 hours. This clinic includes a component which sees riders resolve any unidentified issues in a secure environment, before riding out.
  • Riding Only Clinic - these clinics are great for people who have good ground working basics and a healthy relationship with their horse. These clinics are focused purely on ridden work and refining the connection you have with your horse in the saddle. $60 pp for a 2 hour clinic.
  • Theory only clinics - I love to teach the theory of horsemanship, without the confusion of having to worry about managing our horse at the same time. $40 pp for a 2 hour clinic.

I can provide horses for all of these options too. Your place, my place or the Ohingaiti Domain.