Training

 

Horse training is $850 for the first one to three months and $550 thereafter.  House calls are available for a travel and time fee.  Please contact us for more information.  We have three spaces available for training as of December 14th 2018.

Head trainer, MacCoy has come to specialize in working with “Problem Horses.”  All equine trainers should be familiar with the concepts of pressure and release, balanced and forward riding, desensitization and partnership.  How they use these tactics varies from trainer to trainer.  MacCoy’s skills of developing a partnership quickly have enabled her to help folks on a time crunch, who have horses that are hard to catch, won’t trailer load, unable to be handled for medical care or have shown a propensity for bucking, rearing and bolting.  MacCoy’s method to “breaking, “gentling,” or “saddle breaking” horses (we can discuss the semantics later) include bareback breaking and halter breaking.  Horses are taught to respond to leg pressure, turn on the forehand or hind, keep balanced in a forward gait, etc., all through learning specific jobs, such as opening gates, responding to the needs of other horses, or simply being exposed to a wide variety of obstacles on the trail.

Maverick Horseback Riding is deeply indebted to its horses, who take children and adults, beginners and experienced riders of all skill levels and walks of life on new adventures.  These are the horses who continue to remind MacCoy to emulate the patience, gentle firmness, and awed approach she has seen in her mentors.  If you have a problem child who needs a tune-up, need a pre-purchase evaluation, or some other specialty case, contact us for more information.

 

 

 

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