Horsemanship & Riding Lessons

Discover the Art of Horsemanship: Professional Riding Lessons

Our approach to therapeutic horsemanship is centered around creating a safe and supportive environment where participants can build a connection with horses. Horses are incredibly sensitive animals, and they have an innate ability to sense the emotions and needs of humans. Through their interactions with horses, participants can learn to communicate more effectively, build trust, and develop greater self-awareness.

Lessons are customized to each individual, whether you prefer to focus on horsemanship through groundwork, advanced riding skills, therapeutic recreation, or improving confidence. We have a lovely herd of lesson horses available at LaBelle Equestrian in Mt. Ulla, and you are also welcome to trailer-in your own horse. Stacey also travels to teach lessons and clinics. 

Horses respond to our movements, body language and even how we direct our energy. Through years of experience and working with hundreds of horses, Stacey has learned from them how to “speak horse,” and she shares with her students the subtle nuances of the horse’s language. Both on the ground and in the saddle, she can teach you to create a cooperative partnership and guide the horse without force or dominance. 

Stacey also has training in hands-on modalities including Masterson Method, Debono Moves, and other approaches to using touch to release tension and create new possibilities of movement. She teaches groundwork and riding as an extension of these practices, developing ease and fluidity of movement in a partnership that feels good to both horse and human.

Lessons for all ages and abilities

Students learn to create a positive relationship with the horse from the ground up through simple practices that develop connection and communication. Riding lessons focus on safety, correct position and balance, and moving in harmony with the horse. Students learn basic dressage and have options of including trail riding, obstacle challenges, round pen exercises, yoga on horseback, and jumping.

Lessons offered at: On your own horse or one of our school horses

 Book your horse riding lesson today and experience the joy of riding

Our lessons take place in a beautiful setting surrounded by nature, providing a peaceful and serene environment for both you and the horses.