TRAIL RIDING, HORSEBACK RIDING, BOARDING, BREAKING, TRAINING. BREEDING, RAISING AND SELLING AMERICAN SADDLEBREDS, IN ILLINOIS

GUIDED WOODED TRAIL RIDES, TRAIL RIDES, HORSE BACK RIDING, HORSEBACK RIDING, IN SHELBYVILLE ILLINOIS, RIDING LESSONS & HORSE SALES. STANDING AMERICAN SADDLEBREDS STALLIONS, SPECIALIZING IN BEAUTIFUL PALOMINO AND COLORED SADDLEBREDS

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 WHANT TO KNOW A LITTLE ON ME?? FOR REFERENCE'S  ON ME, GO TO GUESTBOOK & FEEDBACKS ON THE LIST TO LEFT. THIS WILL GIVE YOU IDEA ON MY TRAINING AND HOW I'M.

FOR YOU THAT ARE ALREADY CUSTOMERS, PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO LEAVE ME SOME FEEDBACK ON YOUR EXPERIENCE. 

It's here new 160 X 66 arena with events              

              and obstacle course items. 

 

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WE DON'T DO ALLOT OF ADVERTISING MOST IS OUR WEBSITE SO OUR STABLE IS REAL PERSONAL AND PRIVATE. NOT A LARGE STABLE.

PRICES MAY VARY ACCORDING TO SITUATIONS AND AGREEMENTS MADE

ALL BREEDS WELCOME, AND ALL TRAINING DONE HERE AT

OWENS' TOP OF THE HILL HORSES, A CHALLENGE IS MY PLEASURE.

Specialize in gaited horses, trail riding, and breaking.

RIDING LESSONS? TRAIL RIDING? EXERCISE? FUN? WHAT IS YOUR NEED..

Have you been looking for an activity for yourself, your child - or one in which you can both participate? Why not try riding lessons or trail riding? Fun and exercise in a relaxing country setting. Come out and enjoy the horses and babies, the scenery and fresh country air. Beginner to advanced welcome. Our participants range in age from 3 to 80.
During your first lesson, you will learn to mount, adjust reins, and how to properly guide and stop the horse. We provide helmets, and recommend you wear long comfortable slacks or jeans, full cover shoes or boots (a heel is preferred - no sandals).
 
What we offer: All ages welcome, new beginner for horse owners in  training, breaking horses to ride and drive, riding lessons all ages participants range ages 3-80 (I have all the patience in the world), guided trail rides in wooded trails, or trail riding can be with many obstacles and challenges, to get your horse ready for anything, traffic breaking, barrel racing, pole bending, driving horse, cart rides, 5 gaited horse, ground work, long lining, trailer loading, horse care, hoof care and trimming, shoeing, bad habits corrected or helped in horse, Tune ups, help you learn to ride your horse, learn to tack up your horse, trailer hauling, transportation, probably many more just ask, if I can help you with your needs and your horses I will.
IF CHILDREN TO SMALL TO RIDE I WILL STILL TAKE THEM ON A RIDE WITH ME. SOME CHILDREN CAN ALSO RIDE IN THE BUDDY SEAT BEHIND PARENT.
 
PLEASE CALL FOR APPOINTMENT BEFORE SHOWING UP.
HELMETS SUPPLIED AT FARM CHILDREN UNDER 18YRS HAVE TO WEAR THEM. ADULTS OPTIONAL.
Releases signed before mounting. 

Trail rides-- with all included ( horse, tack, and guide)      

 up to a hour                   35.00        

If time goes over I will round off fairly..

ALL RIDERS WILL RIDE IN ARENA FIRST TO BE ABLE TO DETERMINE SAFETY OF RIDER. IF A MINI LESSON IS NEEDED 5.00 WILL BE ADDED 

We also have a obstacle course to practice on before going out in open, 

          *   On group rides check availability on enough horses available at time, but will take separate rides.

      own tack, and saddle horses take        5.00 off

     own horse, you do all horse work take   5.00 off

     If you have tack and horse but need help with learning on trails add 5.00 

      Packages available at discount, when paid in advance.

Buy 5 riding lesson or trail rides get 6 one free!!!

Riding lessons-- Read below to find out what all you will learn.

ON PREMISES ALL INCLUDED (TEACHER, HORSE AND TACK)

UP TO A HOUR 40.00  A LESSON.

Cart Rides--

I drive you for a ride or you can learn to drive a horse.

Rides are 45.00 

teaching to drive 50.00 

Horse care teaching-- 

UP TO A HOUR 15-20.00 A HOUR

HORSE WORKING--20.00  UP TO HOUR

***WILL COME OUT TO YOU, IF YOU PAY FOR GAS AND TIME DRIVING.!!!!

ALL PAYMENT TO BE PAID IN A MONTH ADVANCED WHEN HORSE DROPPED OFF, PAPERS WILL NEED FILLED OUT AT THIS TIME. TO SAVE TIME I CAN E-MAIL THEM TO YOU.

 

NEGATIVE COGGINS REQUIRED.

 

Lease one of my broke horses--Pay board on it you can ride all you want. 

Horse training--(ALL FEED INCLUDED)

4 Weeks board + 300.00 for training

  See some of the horses I trained.. click here also go to gallery and see pictures of riders and horses I have trained.

Horse breaking--(ALL FEED INCLUDE) 

Board + 300.00 A MONTH 

 * The price of horses being broke is for at least 8 weeks of training,    

 if only 30 days are wanted it will be-- Board + 350.00

Bad habits-- are 75.00 on top of the training or breaking      

 for 4 weeks       75.00

Boarding--   most feed included, sawdust, worming to be up to date as other horses are wormed on farm, supplements or any additional feeds, to be paid  by owner, shots to be provided by owners, but not a must, current coggins a must and up to date. Any farrier work also to be paid by owner.Horses are turn out for exercise daily if weather permitted. Horses are turned out and stalls cleaned daily.

         ** 275.00 A MONTH ---This is for lot or pasture

         **.325.00 small run out with stall.300.00 if another horse with it.

         **350.00 A MONTH--- FOR FULL STALL BOARD

         **175.00 A MONTH---FOR STALL USE, THIS ONLY INCLUDES SAWDUST.

               OWNER SUPPLIES ALL FOOD, AND CLEANS STALL AT LEAST EVERY OTHER

               DAY. IF NOT CLEANED A 4.00 A DAY CHARGE WILL APPLY.

         **If arena needed to be used with your horse add 25.00 a month to any of above.

         **20.00 a use per horse, if you wan to bring your own horse to ride in arena up to 2 hrs per person or horse.

                                         

         

 YOUR RIDING LESSONS WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

                                       BEGINNER 

 * Start to Lead the horse with confidence                                                                                * Keep horse from invading your ?hula-hoop? of personal space                                             * Lead the horse in and out of gates

* Properly tie lead rope or in cross ties for grooming
* How to walk around horse safely while grooming and tacking
* Proper & efficient grooming techniques (tools & order of use)
* Be able to touch horse all over with hands
* How to pick the horse?s feet up
* Know what the horse?s mood is by reading his body language
      (Happy, curious, nervous, obnoxious, bored, cranky, etc.)
* Be able to keep your horse at a safe distance from other horses
* Parts of the horse?s tack
* How to saddle the horse
* Proper girth tension before mounting
* Setting correct stirrup length
* Mounting from both sides of the horse from mounting block/bench
* Understand about ?energy up & down? to change speed/gaits.(stop to walk to trot to walk to                    stop only)

* Steering Progression Cues at the walk & trot- (1) look with both eyes, (2) hand softly directs rein in direction of eyes while (3)opposite leg helps ?push? horse in the desired direction.
* Adding other body, vocal, & rhythm cues to motivate a reluctant horse.
* Stopping & backing horse 4 steps (?hot potato? rein release)
* Emergency stop (disengaging the hind quarters)

* dismount (both feet on grown & push away)


Bonus Moments! (promotes confidence)

Learn how to:
* Safely give horses treats

When the beginner level is passed, the student is welcome to start leaving the arena on guided trail rides at the farm!!

 

                                                           NTERMEDIATE

More proficiency at all the beginner skills PLUS:

* Mount & dismount from fence & other obstacles (w/saddle)
* learn sitting & posting trot
* trot & steer around objects smoothly
* able to trot straight lines and large round circles
* learn 2-point / half-seat (for up-hills on the trail or small jumps in the arena)
* trot without stirrups
* Start the Canter (on the lunge line progressing to a large circle by yourself off-line)
These skills promote better balance & rhythm and are added to the program at this time to accelerate progress:
 * Mount & dismount from fence & other obstacles                                                                   * ride bareback at the walk, halt, circles & serpentines
* ride ?short bursts? at the trot bareback (15 steps or less with bareback pad)

Bonus Moments! (promotes bonding)
Learn how to:
* graze horse on lead line
* mix horse?s grain and give it to them after the riding session


ADVANCED

VERY proficient at the walk, trot, canter in the arena. Able to traverse easily around and over small obstacles.
This level is working on the following:

* Leg yields at the trot (posting & sitting)
* Know canter leads
* Know the correct diagonal when riding posting trot                                                                * Extend the trot through the diagonals
* Learn more collection in horse at all gaits
* Jump 2 consecutive jumps not over 18? (trot in- canter out)
* Trot around the arena in 2-point / half-seat
* Canter the arena in half-seat
* More proficiency in body control & arena etiquette to be able to start competing in shows & competitions

 

 

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