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
Barbara, J. Solomon
and Joseph Kostelnik all 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".
Spring, Summer & Autumn 2818 students and families
-- you can be ready in
advance by printing and filling out the required 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 a release form on file, also. ANYONE WHO
SETS FOOT ON THE PROPERTY MUST HAVE A VALIDLY SIGNED RELEASE FORM ON
"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, has been 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 you can
expect to learn over your entire course of study
at Blue Rock Horse Park: