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Rodden EquineTraining Services

Rodden Equine would like to take the time to express our goals and philosophies on training, riding instruction, and boarding to better provide any potential clients the opportunity to see if our facility might work for you!

Mission Statement: "Provide excellent training, excellent instruction, a clean/safe facility, as well as promote the trainability and usability of the American Mustang horse; while having the welfare of the horse as the top priority."

Training: Rodden Equine strives to provide excellent training for your horse regardless of age, sex, or previous training. We like to make sure your horse is safe and happy for you to enjoy. Rodden Equine will work with each horse on an individual basis, provide an excellent groundwork foundation, and progress through advanced level riding(both Western and English) should you wish to have your horse trained to an advanced level. We go at the horse's pace. Too many times steps have been left out or just ignored to pass the horse through. We take the time each horse needs to learn each new concept and progress as they are able. Rodden Equine wants you to have a great relationship with your horse so we provide lessons for each rider after the horse has been trained.

We believe and train with herd dynamics in mind. If you are too hard you will create fear, if you are too soft you will create a lack of respect. We use some Natural Horsemanship techniques coupled with alot of Dressage concepts. Build trust, Earn respect, Require discipline.

Riding Instruction:Rodden Equine would like our students to get the most out of riding lessons. Although we want you to enjoy the lessons, our first priority is safety. Rodden Equine feels students should be ready to concentrate and learn while in their lesson. Focus is important when riding, as well as listening to concepts being taught, and feeling the horse's movement and timing. Proper riding attire is a requirement for safety. All students must wear riding helmets and closed-toed shoes. No shorts, or loose clothing while riding.

Students should come prepared to learn how to tack and untack their mounts by themselves(young students will be helped by the instructor). They should also understand focus, and good listening skills are a positive attribute to quickly progress in their riding. Rodden Equine feels students need to have a strong Equitation foundation to build confidence, and progress to Advanced riding work.

Boarding: Rodden Equine strives to offer a quiet, clean, and safe facility for your equine partner. We feel horses should be horses and are turned out on a daily basis in a herd environment. We would like our boarders to enjoy their horses without traditional "barn stressors". We ask that boarders clean up after their horses, are courteous to other boarders/students, and make sure shots, coggins, hoof trimmings, etc are all provided for your horse, on a regular basis. We ask that all boarders follow the Barn Rules which are posted in both barns!

Feel free to contact us regarding any of these policies if you feel Rodden Equine might be the place for your Equine needs.

502-724-5407 or [email protected] 

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