For a horse to enter the saddle starting program they must meet the minimum requirements:
Tie (hard tie, cross tie, ground tie, or any combination or other form is fine),
Pick up all 4 feet
Prefer to be able to load into a trailer but can work around that, however trailer loading is not something that will be worked on in saddle starting, (check out problem solving under training if you are interested in trailer loading training).
Saddle starting will introduce your horse to the saddle and saddle pad and the saddling process as well as the bridle, bitted and bitless.
The horse will learn to move comfortable with their tack before being introduced to a rider mounting and dismounting and then riding.
The training will also involve dragging and carrying items, obstacle training, trail riding, and more.
Saddle starting is full time training, (training done 5x a week)
and at least 60 days is required
*board not included, done separately via Sheridan Creek EC or other EC facility
Trailer-Ins available (additional charge by facility for trailer-ins): $60/hr
Travel to you also available: $70/hr, discounts for multiple days a week.
I have gaited horse experience too!
English or Western disciplines
Restarting/Off Track Thoroughbred
Some horses need to be restarted, like off track Thoroughbreds, (OTTBs), horses that have had a long time off, or ones that have holes or other issues within their training or missing pieces in their training.
Training is full time only, (5-6 days a week), $1000/month (board not included)
2 month minimum
*Note that some OTTBs may require rehabilitation when coming off the track. Rehab and then training can be arranged. Message for more info.
English or Western
Have a horse that needs just a tune-up, or some leg up work. I can help with that.
Partial training (3x a week): 600/month two month minium
Full training (5x a week): 875/month
English or Western
Problem Solving "problem" horses
Problem horses encompass a wide variety of issues, from rearing to bucking, from pulling/sitting back when tied to bolting and spooking and refusing to trailer load and much more
There are a variety of reasons why horses may or may not do certain things. The notion that misbehavior or disrespect is often incorrectly attributed as the cause of many if not all of these issues, but that is an unfair assumption and often leads to the horse suffering more.
Understanding horse behavior and psychology is the stepping stone for helping a horse work through their anxiety, fear, and other "issues" about one or more things.
$850/m- 3 month minimum
2-week evaluation to determine training time-frame.
No travel training for "problem" solving.