My lessons are at your place, on your time schedule. I offer many varieties of services for both horses and their owners. Discounts are given for grouped services.
Riding Horses & Lessons Basic-
Teach you and your horse the basics and fundamentals
of natural horsemanship.
Riding Horses & Lessons Advanced -
Work with you on goal specific skills to achieve success in competition or advanced maneuvers. Prerequisite basic skills mastered.
Starting Young Horses
Halter training, ground work, respect and manners.
For advanced skilled student at their facility.
I will work out an individual specific training plan for you and your horse.
If you have any questions please contact me,
I will be happy to help.
I have been horse crazy from the moment I could recognize them. Continuously pestering my parents until they gave me lessons in western, hunt seat, and saddle seat; I enjoyed and learned from them all.
Next, I progressed to showing other people’s horses. Eventually I had the opportunity to work and show my own horses. They encouraged me to find more effective training methods which led me to natural horsemanship in the late 80’s.
It has been a rewarding and motivating journey, and it’s not done. I am fascinated by the process of training and teaching horses and riders. I continue riding today, with the same passion for horses that I had as a child.
Currently, I own 2 horses; Mickey, a retired show hunter, and Ray, an 8 year old AQHA, who I use for pleasure, demos and future competitive endeavors.
I have been working with Melanie for 7 years. As a rider, I would not be at this stage without her. It was well worth the investment of lessons, to help me become a confident rider on my now, respectful gelding. My trail rides are pleasurable and life is good.
Katie & Leo, Hartford, WI
Melanie has been training with us for 20 years. She has helped us find all 3 of our horses, whch cross disciplines from jumpers and dressage to western trail. Curenty I have my 3yr old in training with her,and we couldn't be happier with the results.
Laura and Brad, Concord, WI
I have been working with Melanie for 8 yrs. She has worked with my Minis, Arabs, Quarter horse, Tennessee Walker,and Missouri Fox Trotter. She's done everything from basic training, breaking colts and currently working with 2 minis preparing them to drive. It is my good fortune to have found this outstanding instructor and trainer in my backyard.
Lynn, Delafield WI