Western Pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle, Hunter Over Fences, Basic Riding, Western Riding, and Trail Riding (non-competitive).
Our focus in our riding lessons, is on teaching our students to be confident, safe, and comfortable around horses and to help them to push their limits in a safe and structured way, so that they may never stop learning. Owner and Trainer/ Instructor Natalie Bellairs has been riding for over 15 years and had been training professionally for the last 9 years, some of her training horses and students have gone on to compete in paint horse worlds, and some are up and coming even in just their local and regional competitions.
All students learn to groom and tack their own horses as part of the lesson. They also either brush or bathe their horse after the lesson as the weather permits.
As each student progresses the lessons start to focus on the required skills needed to compete in there desired discipline. At Clef Tree Farm we travel to schooling shows throughout the show season.
Students with the required knowledge and skills are encouraged to participate. Student participation at shows is at the discretion of their trainer.
A students abilities are key to a safe and enjoyable experience. Riding begins with each student learning proper balance, position and use of aids, or how the body is used as a means of asking the horse to move.
Students progress according to their abilities and begin trotting or cantering only when they have achieved the skills necessary to keep themselves properly balanced and the horse reasonably comfortable.