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The Ranch provides quality instruction for beginner through intermediate riders in English and Western with an emphasis on Natural Horsemanship.

Natural Horsemanship is a philosophy of working with horses based on the horse’s natural instincts and methods of communication, with the understanding that horses do not learn through fear or pain, but rather from pressure and the release of pressure.

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The goal of Horsemanship Lessons is to teach riders how to successfully care for their own horse and make building a healthy relationship the main priority.  Lessons include:

  • Catching
  • Grooming
  • Tacking up
  • Groundwork
  • English/ Western riding
  • Trail Safety
  • Basic care for the horse You will learn
  • Parts of the tack
  • Anatomy of the horse


1 cropped meg teaching walkingInstructors:  Enjoy effective, safe lessons from one of our instructors.  Each comes with a strong background in safe equitation and horsemanship based on CHA (Certified horseman’s Association) standards.

Riding Instructors  
Marjorie Syrko 980.241.2786
Amanda Hurt 704.691.9105


Horsemanship Fast Facts

What ages to you teach?  5 and up

What is the weight limit?  200 lbs

What is the cost?

  •  Private 1 hour lesson:  $40
  • Semi Private 1 hour:  $25/person
  • Group:  call for a price

How do I pay for my lesson?  Online, credit card, check or cash

What do I wear?  Long pants and boots with a heel

What if it rains?  Lessons are held under covered arenas

How to schedule a lesson?  Contact the Ranch office at 704.862.0095

How to cancel or reschedule a lesson?  Contact the instructor directly.