Barb" teaches the
which is a wonderful foundation for Western Pleasure, Contesting,
Hunt Seat (including jumping) and Dressage styles, or "just" Trail Riding. It's also known as the
This means that you can remain seated securely on the horse
without hanging on to the saddle, mane or reins. The reins are
for communicating with the horse, only, and should never be used to
maintain one's balance, anyway.
We supply English or Western tack, the horse, and the use of
a fitted helmet. We also keep on hand a supply of long, thin socks,
gloves, neck scarves and knitted hats. See "what to wear" in the
and Joseph Kostelnik both teach horse handling and care,
English and Western tack use & care, barn-keeping, safety, etc.
"Pastor Joe" also teaches Frank Bell's "7 Step Safety System".
SUMMER 2017 -- Now that lessons have resumed, if you are interested in visiting the farm, you can be ready in
advance by printing and filling out these important forms ahead of time!
students under 18, both parents or legal guardians must sign.
If bringing friends, they or their parents or legal guardians (if
minors) must have one also.
"Miss Barb" has always provided her students with a paper "manual".
Some years, an attractive, durable vinyl binder, with the mounted
student's photo on the front, is included. Here, on
this web site, you can now access the first volume of this same information, which
was formerly only
available to registered, in-person students and their families.
"What kind of future can I look forward to, learning from Miss
Barb at Blue Rock Horse Park?"