Don’t have time to ride your horse?
Are you new to horses and need help with basic horse care?
Need to get your horse in shape or tuned up for the riding season?
Are you buying a horse and want to take along an experienced horse person?
Consider Erika’s Horses ~ Exercising and Horse Help!
Horses have always been a part of my life and I have been riding and taking lessons since I was eight years old. I have participated in 4-H and OHSET (Oregon High School Equestrian Team), have ridden and shown dressage, jumping, English equitation and Western equitation, have done in-hand work and spent thousands of hours on all kinds of trails.
What I truly enjoy is helping people sort out their horse issues whether it’s a tune up, exercise, advice on basic horse care or helping them evaluate a new horse.
My riding style has an English foundation, plenty of natural horsemanship techniques and encompasses all the knowledge I have gathered from great instructors and trainers. When working with a horse I never set a goal we can’t achieve. I’m patient and don’t believe in forcing a horse to conform. Instead, my goals are to teach that doing what I ask is easier and leads to nice rewards – breaks from work and lots of praise. When I first meet a new horse I always start off with groundwork. This gives me an opportunity to see what the horse’s behavior and personality are like. This way I can tailor a program that best fits the horse and it’s owner.
I love working with horses, sharing my horse knowledge, helping people have happy relationships with their horses and making new friends.
If you’re struggling with your horse, thinking of getting your first horse, need a refresher course on riding or just want to get your horse in shape for the riding season but can’t seem to find the time – give me a call!