Classes

Adaptive Horsemanship

Horsemanship Classes

One-hour classes are conducted February through November in six-week sessions at the Temple Grandin Equine Center, Colorado State University and March through October at Legacy Stables in northeast Fort Collins. Riders are accompanied by horse leaders and side walkers who help steady them in the saddle. In addition to stretching exercises on horseback, riders become free of life’s challenges as they and their horse walk, trot and participate in games and obstacle courses.
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Class Schedule

Adaptive Horsemanship

In our horsemanship classes, participants build their riding skills on trained horses, with a certified instructor in charge of each class. Class activities include riding at a walk and trot, completing trail patterns, drill team, dressage and beginning jumping techniques. Interested participants can also learn grooming and tacking. Horsemanship classes allow this Helen Thompson quote to become a reality for riders: “In riding a horse, we borrow freedom.”

Horsemanship lessons meet for one hour once a week for the 6-week session.

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Groundwork

Participants in our groundwork classes build their horsemanship skills on the ground: horse behavior, breeds and colors, equine anatomy, haltering, leading, round pen work and lunging. Activities are designed to develop trust, increase self-esteem and grow socialization skills. Participants in this class get to experience John Lyons’ quote firsthand: “When your horse follows you without being asked, when he rubs his head on yours, and when you look at him and feel a tingle down your spine. . .you know you are loved.”

Groundwork classes meet for one hour once per week for an eight-week session.

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