Not many people can say that they learned from the best Professional Horse Woman in the nation. But I can! I spent 10+ years in her program. Her name is LYNN PALM No other clinician today can begin to match Lynn Palm's proven performance record as an all-around trainer, showman, exhibitor and entrepreneur with a first-class reputation. Lynn's accomplishments include:
34 AQHA World and Reserve World Championships
7 Western Dressage Association of America World Championships
4 "Superhorse" Championships (see more at lynnpalm.com)
I specialize in Private lessons, starting with lunge line lessons to improve riders balance, strength, coordination. For a beginner, this is the best way to start, because on a lunge line, the trainer controls the speed and direction of the horse. So that the rider can concentrate on the correct riding position instead of worrying about how to turn or stop their horse. It is the safest position for a beginner rider. It builds confidence early so the rider progresses to the next level quickly. This is how many of the top European Dressage riders start!
The "Elements of my Riding Instruction" include establishing harmony with your horse. I teach the rider so that they can learn and work with their own horse. I will teach you the "hows and whys" of aids communication, transitions, bending and lateral movement. Not"secret" training, that many trainers do, where you do not know how to ride your own horse! I like to establish a relationship with my students using positive reinforcement and interactive lessons. It is not "I teach, you listen". That is not productive learning.
So... it will not be a lesson where someone just says'' Heels Down”. Yes, heels down is a part of a correct rider’s position but proper alignment is so much more than that. My student will not just be “Riding on the Rail” either. Through the use of figures, cones, poles, obstacles or controlled trail riding, my students will learn to control their horse’s body position and gait. This in turn will improve accuracy for a dressage test, horsemanship or equitation pattern or jumping course. Creating a "Confident, Effective Rider" as well as a “Thinking and Feeling” Rider is the basis of my program. You will learn to feel your horse as a partner, not just sitting on top, being a passenger.
It is also a goal of my program that a student does not just become a “good rider” but also a good “horsemen”. The care of their horse is my utmost concern. So I will also be educating the student on Horse Care, Nutrition, Horse Health, Horse Anatomy, Stable Management, etc.
Thunder Road Stables is located 1 hour south of Lexington, KY and 2 hours South east of Louisville, KY. 22 miles south of Danville, KY. My riding instruction fee is $50 for an 1 1/2 lesson. Please leave your phone number when you inquire. I would love to talk with you about your passion for riding horses.