Here at the Lazy D Riding School we use a lot of imagination
and positive reinforcement. Students always leave with a
positive attitude. We don't teach the conventional way of
"Heels down, toes up. Move this here and there." We use
terms such as "Don't squish the birdies. Push the cat off your
lap. Watch your bowling ball. Tushy back massage." Most of
the terms are understood by both children and adults, but can
also be explained in a more complex way that some adults
understand better. Not only will you learn balance and steering
but you will learn how to control your horse's movements with
your body, gaining maximum performance from your horse and
also making it easier for him to move and gain the important
muscles that most horses lack.
English Versus Western
Can't decide what you want to start off learning or want to try
both? English is a little harder, the saddle has less leather
and the stirrup leathers are very thin and not as stable so it
takes a lot more balance to ride. Western saddles are a lot
larger with a lot more to hold on to, and the stirrup leathers
are very wide and stable. It still takes balance but less than
English. The teaching method doesn't change so if you decide
to change you don't need to start all over.
|Morning & Evening Classes
1 Hour Lessons
1 Hour Group Lessons(2-4 Riders) $40
1 Hour Private Lessons $75
Lesson Fees Are Per Rider
Book of 4 Private Lessons $275
Private lesson off site starts at a minimum of
$125 depending on how far away the location is.
There is no fee for trailering onto the property
but a negative Coggins is required.
Amanda at age 8 was a member of 4-H
and was riding English and Western.
She showed English, Western and
|Demonstrating Safe Bridling
Now Amanda at age 17 is a member of the ACRA and
OWBYRA and she still shows English and Western. She
has competed at Martha Joseys in Karnack Texas and
competed at Cavalcade as the Skiatook Round Up Club