Riding lessons focused on improving you as a rider, your horsemanship skills, overall skills and confidence.
Excellent trustworthy lesson horses with a resume available for all levels of riders and all ages.
If you bring your own horse, we can do everything from ground work, improving manners, under saddle, improving all training levels and skills. From trail riding safely, independently, and confidently, to teaching you to be the leader in the relationship and advanced skills in the arena for barrels, poles, pleasure, some reining and roping.
I can coach and provide skills and support for most levels of riders. I however will not teach your kid or tell you winning is more important than your horse, their soundness of mind or body and I will not be a part of crying kids, adults or parents side line coaching that winning, losing or having a bad day is world ending. I am a huge believer in teaching kids, novice riders that placing, and winning comes from hours of hard work, time put in and failure is part of winning. We can have bad days and keep going, we can have great days and keep going humbly.
With my experience training, and teaching, I have something to offer just about every horse and rider combo, might be minor and it might be a game changer. I also have lots to learn, I learn everyday. If you read under the "about us" page you will see I have rode just about every breed and under saddle rode and trained a variety of breeds and disciplines.
Adults / Youth with their own horse $45
Adults / Youth with my horse $45
Lessons are given in 1 hour intervals and with beginning riders part of your hour will be spent learning to saddle and handle the horse safely on the ground. Please arrive 5 min early, not 15 and please be ready to start grooming when your lesson starts.
If you are riding your own horse, you will need be saddled and ready when your lesson starts on the hour.
Lesson locations -
Prineville Fairgrounds - Thursday's through summer 2017
Crooked River Ranch - Wed AM and Thursday AM
Madras Arenas - Friday's through summer 2017
Our home and training facility - NE Redmond by Oneil Hwy Wed evening and some weekends. Haul ins welcome or ride our horses.
Lessons available at your home pending location and fee may increase for travel time and expense.
2015 SMG Barrel Races - Held @ Eagle Crest paying out over $ 16,000 in series and $2500 in awards and prizes Thank You all who attended and those who helped make this series wonderful ( you know who you are )
2014 SMG Cowgirl Can Series - Held at Rim Rock Riders outdoor arena. Thank You all who attended and thank you Kerri Jo for running our office. You were a god send !
2013 SMG Ladies Horse Retreat held at Dark Lake / Camp Tamerack. All these women attended a weekend, bringing their own horses and renting SMG owned horses. It was a blast !!
2013 we hosted a LES VOGT clinic at our leased ranch in Sisters Oregon. I just adore this man and aspire to reach the level of horsemanship he has.
Les made it fun for everyone - Few short clips from his clinic with us