Last edited November 11, 2009
Me and Pickle Felt Lake
In Gilroy, California
Whether you are a beginning or an advanced rider, horseback riding is a high risk adventure sport. Research shows that a minimum of 20 minutes training, three times a week, is required for you to become fit, to improve your skill and to benefit from your sport -- riding. The more you improve your skill, the more safe you will be and less at-risk for an accident.
If this is how you wish to approach riding-- working at it several times a week-- my equestrian training program may work for you. Equestrian training is my private, owner-operated cross-training, riding club, and home business. It is not a boarding-stable facility. It is based on the premise that owning, keeping and riding horses is a life-style. Equestrian training offers three- or five-days-a-week training packages where you can:
Equestrian Training has a 150ft.s x 150ft. sand/rubber arena constructed by arenabuilder.net, 58ft. sand round pen, 200 X 300 summer arena, permanent irrigated pasture for turnout, conditioning trail/track, a set of jumps, a novice cross country schooling course and trail obstacle course. We have a seasonal creek and pond on gently rolling terrain for conditioning. We have a small barn with box stalls and paddocks for a total of 12 to 15 horses There is cover in the pasture and adjoining covered paddocks for daily feeding and wet weather. My own horses all live happily out of the barn, except poor weather or feeding time, when they have custom meals.
Here is a downloadable pdf file that mocks up the property and the types of schooling fences we have.)If you use Windows 98, remember you must place the cursor over the link name and right click to select SaveTargetAs.)
These are a few of our favorite places. We ride here every day, and trailer out once or more a week. I have a four- horse trailer and can accommodate two or three clients in my trailer.
© Christine Amber, MA, EquestrianTraining.com 1998 - 2009
Equestrian training.com is a small, personal horse training barn and riding club in Gilroy, Ca. (South San Francisco Bay Area, Silicon Valley) where owner/trainer Christine Amber trains horses and riders. Equestrian Training's focus is teaching adults and teems about, caring for, riding , keeping and owning horses as well as developing safe, strong, and sensible riding skills. You can take private riding lessons in English or Western Riding. You can join the riding club which emphasizes horses as a lifestyle that encompasses exercise, recreation, fun and a significant time commitment of three rides or group lesson a week. Equestrian Training's horse training focuses on foundations that develop safety, relationship, willingness, obedience and balance in an athletic horse.