Rider Safety

Focus is put on understanding the horse from the horse’s perspective. Learn how to be safe around any horse. Lessons begin “on the ground”, learning how to safely control and move the horse (mentally and physically) with proper body language, horse psychology, and simple, but effective tools. All which translate to effective, safe riding, and the good habits of feeling for the horse, which will result in much more success and pleasure than heavy handedness and force. Hillside’s teaching starts bareback first. Riders learn to balance on the horse’s back and gently ask the horse to walk, then turn, whoa and then onto the trot.