SUPER*-natural Horsemanship
Western and English Riding Instruction
and Hippology, the study of horses

Instructor:  Rev. Barbara A. Kostelnik, Th.M.
Assistant instructors: Rev. Joseph Kostelnik, Ph.D.
Rev. J. Solomon Kostelnik, BA

Working with horses develops many qualities that last a lifetime:
self-confidence -- responsibility -- kindness -- fitness -- gratitude --
 physical and emotional wellness --- plus, it's just plain fun!


The Lessons

"Miss Barb" teaches the Balanced Seat,
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 Independent Seat. 

This means that you can remain seated securely on the horse without hanging on to the saddle, mane or reins.  The reins are for commu-nicating 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 "Safety" section.

Barbara 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".

FAll 2017 -- Although we are full at present, 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! 

For 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.

Click here to access all FORMS.

"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?"  

ENTIRE MANUAL table of contents.pdf

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The stable is on Blue Rock Road, which is named after Blue Rock Creek.
It and the Taylor Creek tributary that flows through the land at the barn are
replete with slate and shale, which is more or less ... "Blue"!

This web site content, photos and graphics copyright 2017 by Barbara A Kostelnik