Here at Kaizen we work on building a riders horsemanship and riding skill, while focusing on safety. Offering a professional environment, goal oriented lessons, and a positive place for growth and development, we strive to help our students not only become better riders, but improve their character both in and out of the arena.
We have an indoor and outdoor arena, allowing lessons through all seasons and most weather conditions. We have students as young as 3 years of age and some that are well into their golden years. No matter the age, we want to make sure your experience on and off the horse is safe, fun, and positive.
What do we offer?
Our team has worked with top level professionals in the horse industry along with youth development and transformational work, to develop a curriculum that changes our riders on a deep and meaningful level. From the moment you walk into the barn, until you leave, our focus is to ensure that you or your child gets a complete horse education.
The focus in our lessons is to teach the proper hand, leg and seat position; to nurture a rider’s natural passion/obsession with horses, and build self confidence through a variety of riding activities inside and outside of the riding arena. Parents’ patronage and entrusting their child to Kaizen for their riding experience and riding lessons is appreciated. We find teaching to be as rewarding and enjoyable for us as we hope (and believe) it is for the lesson riders (and parents.) By limiting the number of riders accepted and limiting lesson days, we believe we do a better job of teaching with more patience, more creativity, and more attention to individual rider’s needs.
I can't express how much I love Kaizen Horse Training and Lessons. I'm nearly 50-years old and I get to feel like a giddy kid again every week. Thank you so very much Chelsea. You're the best.
A favorite for riders in the winter riding program is to ride bareback the last 15 minutes or more of their lesson. This experience provides the rider with a better feel for the natural movement of the horse beneath them, improves balance that builds the rider’s self-reliance on their legs independent of stirrups, and is very, very warm in cold temperatures!
Riders are required to wear a protective helmet (a bicycle helmet is acceptable for the first month) and a leather shoe or boot with a ½” heel. (This prevents the rider’s foot from accidentally sliding completely through the iron or stirrup while riding, which would contribute to falling from the horse.)
For other policies, including punctuality, attire, and cancellations, please see our policy page.