The best way to learn how horses are trained is to help train a horse. 

Learn how to better understand the training process for green horses and expanding knowledge on horsemanship skills.

Students can sign up for individual classes or for the entire monthly package.

Greenhorn Classes: $55

Lessons will always consist of two segments:

1) Horse of the Month Trajectory 
2) Rotating Horses and Trainer Projects

At least one segment each class will be hands on experiences with one or multiple horses. 

This year we are incredibly focused on the concept of Trajectory Training. Instead of each class being focused on one specific skill for students to learn, we are going to focus more on how a horse progresses through skillsets. Learning skill by skill, while helpful for our greenhorn trainers, is unfortunately not as helpful for the green horses who need to get their bearings by working on a progression through a course of foundational development. As a result we will be focusing on one horse each month who will participate for half of the class with the trainer that they are working with while the second half of class brings in other horses and trainers to keep developing the skills of our greenhorn trainers. 

In Group Classes our horses will be used to demonstrate a variety of concepts. Demonstrations will be at all phases of training but will relate back to the foundational work. 

Register to participate in group class here

If you would like to "Bulk Enroll" in the group classes, let us know and we can help you.

Group Practice Sessions: $20

45 Minute Sessions on Tuesday evenings to allow people to get more supervised hands on time working on various topics and sessions. 

These group practice sessions are perfect for practicing with staff supervision to make sure you are not making egregious errors, but also are fantastic for brainstorming and group discussions. 

A staff member will be present at each practice session to monitor, but they will not be teaching. They will be joining in and working with their own project horse throughout the evening. 

Register to participate in group practice sessions here!

To participate in a practice session, you must have attended either the group greenhorn class or a private greenhorn session within the last two weeks. Normal lessons do not apply for qualifications to this training session.

Private Greenhorn Lesson: $45

If you feel you need more 1:1 training on the training concepts, you can always book a private greenhorn session with one of our staff members. 

These private sessions are $45 for 30 minute sessions with the horse and topic of your choice. 

Private Lesson weeks will give every member opportunity to work on individual goals and problem solving with the training concepts and groundwork with the help of an instructor.

Private sessions are also an excellent opportunity for people to bring their own horses to the barn to work on training skills. 

Register for a Private Greenhorn Lesson here.

For Private lessons you MUST sign up for a timeslot ahead of time or the instructor will not be present. Please also communicate with them so they are not surprised or miss your registration.

Please note that these are NOT PRIVATE LESSONS to teach you how to ride a horse better, these are sessions that will be developed specifically for the needs of the horses not rider improvement. 

Monthly Greenhorn Club Pass: $244

For a 20% discount you can buy The Greenhorn Club Pass allows access to an entire month of classes as well as opportunities for free group practice sessions, a private session and a club only perk of free solo training labs.

As a member of the Greenhorn Training Class, you will be able to work with our green horses in a combination of structured and independent environments. Greenhorns will work together to train and work young horses, as well as new green horses to prepare them for their lives as lesson horse

Monthly Club Passes can start at ANY POINT in the month and are billed on the same date each month.

This is a discount PLUS added club bonuses!!! 

Join the club here so that you can then register for classes for free.


The monthly club includes group classes each week for a month. 

Classes will be focused on demonstrations of skills that are foundational to horses' learning. This would be a hands on time for instructors to demonstrate as well as provide group hands on learning.

Note: Classes do not roll over from month to month and must be used the month of the membership. We are trying to encourage people to get involved on a regular basis.



The monthly club includes one private session. 

Private sessions are focused on individual goals and weaknesses. Whether it is a particular horse that a student struggles with or a skill they are struggling with (either that they want to work on or an instructor notices needs work). 

Note: Classes do not roll over from month to month and must be used the month of the membership. We are trying to encourage people to get involved on a regular basis.


The all access pass also includes 2 group practice sessions for you to come and hone your skills in the company of others. 

These practice sessions are a great way to try more challenging skills while being monitored by our staff and with the help and support of other greenhorn members in a fun social atmosphere. 



Training Labs are for CLUB MEMBERS ONLY and can not be purchased individually. 

Training labs are the unlimited, unsupervised practice sessions that greenhorns have to work with designated and assigned horses for groundwork and basic training skills. These are opportunities to review skills and develop the repetition needed for horses and humans to learn these foundational skills. 

No skill is too small to repeat and perfect! 

Training labs can be booked online through the FrontDesk and a staff member will assign your horse and training task. Please book these sessions at the end of your weekly class so that we can easily assign horses and tasks. 

Every training lab must be recorded in the schooling database in order to track horse and member progress to be discussed at meetings. We strongly encourage videotaping your session using our iPad stand or chest mount straps for instructional review.

Training labs can be booked here


Ducky as a Foal

Requirements for Club Membership:

Requirements to be able to join the club and be able to do unsupervised work with horses you need to have the following understanding: 

All members must have basic knowledge of groundwork skills: haltering, leading, picking up feet,

All members must obey maximum skills level limits. Not every club member will be allowed to ride or do groundwork at the same skill level. Not everyone will be working at the same level at the same time, just like how the horses won't be at the same level either. The goal is to work together as a club to make these newer and younger horses into finished products for the entire community

Members that intend to do any mounted work must be capable of posting trot and posess soft hands and understanding of leg cues. This must be evaluated beforehand in a lesson setting. Members that intend to ride must update their riding weight on FrontDesk regularly in order to be appropriately mounted.


Level 1: Greenhorn

  • Basic Ground Skills: Haltering horses of all ages, Leading horses of all ages, Developing personal space
  • Desensitizing Horses to Touch
  • Foundational Riding Skills: Standing at Mounting Block, Tacking up Horses, Moving Away from Pressure
  • Lunging: Developing your own lunging skills on easier horses

Level 2: Buckaroo

  • Lunging: lunging horses that have experience with the concept but may need support, Bit and Lunge easier horses
  • Desensitizing horses to obstacles on the ground.
  • Ponying horses familiar with being ponied.
  • Mounting and riding green horses at the walk.

Level 3: Specialist

At this point you should know where your strengths are and should be focusing on developing a specialty.

  • Lunging: bit and lunge, lunging over cavalettis, lunging in patterns at the walk
  • Basic Ground Driving
  • Under Saddle: Flexion, Moving off Leg, Turn on Forehand
  • Mounted Obstacle Courses with easier horses

Level 4: Wrangler

By the time you are a wrangler, you should have your specialty honed and now are venturing out to topics beyond your specialty.

  • Lunging: lunging at the canter, lunging over jumps
  • Ground Driving for flexion and collection, on trail and through obstacles
  • Under Saddle: Flexion, Collection at the walk, Moving off Leg, Turn on the Forehand and Haunches, Trot Transitions
  • Trail Riding at a Walk, Balancing on Hills
  • Mounted Obstacle Courses with harder horses

Level 5: Assistant Trainer

Assistant trainers have a number of specialties and are able to support horses at a variety of tasks, as well as help others.

  • Lunging: at the canter, lunging in patterns at the trot, lunging over gymnastics
  • Under Saddle: collection at the trot, canter transitions, leg yields

Level 6: Trainer

Once you get to the trainer level you are ready for your own project. Trainers at this level will be more focused on a training plan.

  • Develop specific training goals and training plan.
  • Create video progression reports



Incident Report Form

If you are a member and you have an incident with one of the horses please use this link to report the incident and help us keep track of anything that occurs in the barn:

Incidents may include very minor experiences, but are still worth reporting. Examples of Incidents: Horses biting or kicking on trail, getting squashed in the barn, someone falling off, saddle and tack malfunction or repair needed, horses running through the bit or being hard to control, spooking, etc...


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