Horse Training

Pre-K

Enroll your weanling in our unique Pre-K program! Pre-K can start at any age, as long as the horse is able to live independent of it's mother. Nurse mare foals have started the program as young as 1 month old. This program is intended to teach each young horse the essentials of living a full and successful life. The program will teach halter training, leading, grooming, bathing, proper farrier etiquette, handling, clipping, and desensitization. Each lesson is kept short to ensure the horse is enjoying their training and is embedded in game play. Basic skills are typically taught in 1-3 months, though extended enrollment ensures solidification of skills and perfection of higher level coordination. Each program includes frequent consultation with the owners to ensure specific goals are met during training.

Suggested for horses age 3mo-1yr. (males older than 1yr. must be gelded) ; although any horse can benefit that may have missed this crucial training stage

$650 (includes our full care package without required cooperative care requirement, owner must provide nutritionally correct grain for horse's age and developmental stage, free nutritional consultation at start of program)

Kindergarten

The Trinity's Ridge Kindergarten program is designed to give your young horse a solid foundational training to ensure a wonderful training experience. Typical lessons include ground obstacle training, desensitization, introduction to the bridle and saddle weight, introduction to our "lunge for success" program, trailer loading and etiquette, and perfecting skills from the Pre-K program. Basic skill proficiency is typically achieved in 3-6 months, though a full year in the program is suggested in order to see the full benefits of the skills taught. Each program includes frequent consultation with the owners to ensure specific goals are met during training.

Suggested for horses age 1yr.-3yr. (males must be gelded); although any horse can benefit that may have missed this crucial training stage

$650 (includes our full care package without required cooperative care requirement, owner must provide nutritionally correct grain for horse's age and developmental stage, free nutritional consultation at start of program)

Primary School

Horses enrolled in Trinity's Ridge Primary School program must have completed at least 3 months of the Kindergarten program (regardless of age) or must display a mastery of Kindergarten skills. Primary School training is essential to the horse having a positive first experience with a rider in the saddle. Horses will continue in the "lunge for success" program and desensitization training and will work through ground driving and stretching exercises. Once a horse has demonstrated these skills with a relaxed demeanor, they will be introduced to the saddle with weight and eventually to a rider. The goal of the program is for the horse to accept a rider with relaxation, walk off to pressure, direct rein steer with ease, and navigate a basic pattern in an open arena. Graduates of this program will not be ready to be full riding horses, but they will have the solid foundation to go in any direction the owner hopes to take. This program has a 3 month minimum, although 9-12 months is suggested.

Suggested for horses age 3yr.-5yr. (males must be gelded); although any horse can benefit that may have missed this crucial training stage or just needs a refresher.

$725 (includes our full care package without required cooperative care requirement, owner must provide nutritionally correct grain for horse's age and developmental stage, free nutritional consultation at start of program)

Customize Your Program

Our trainers will work with you on a customized program to meet the needs of you and your horse. This is a wonderful option for those horses that need a refresher, exposure, or understanding. Contact Us to schedule a consultation. Prices starting at $650 (board included).