Have multiple horses you want to take lessons on? Would you prefer to have lessons at your own facility rather than trailer all over the county or multiple counties to get riding lessons? Well we have a solution!! Flannery can come to YOU. How cool, right? Flannery is able to come to your facility if it is located within 45 minutes from Valley Ford if a minimum of two back-to-back lessons are scheduled. Exceptions may be made on a case by case basis. These back-to-back lessons can be both yours on separate horses or one for you and one for someone else at the same facility or neighboring facility. If your lessons are going to be at a boarding facility and not your personal facility, you will need to check that outside riding instructors are allowed to teach at that facility. Opening for lessons are currently only on Saturdays or Sundays.
What Can I expect from my lessons? Well, that largely depends on what your specific goals and aspirations are. Prior to the first lesson with a rider, Flannery will discuss with you what you want to accomplish, work on, or need help with. Flannery has successfully competed at various levels of dressage thru Prix St. George, but you don't have to have dressage competitions as a goal if you want to take lessons. After all, the translation of dressage is training. While Flannery is an accomplished dressage rider, she has customized various training programs with students to meet their needs. Such accommodations have included:
Combining horse management lessons into the lesson time for beginners or riders that maybe only previously had riding lessons but didn't get that "Pony Club" type level of horse management knowledge;
Alternating lessons between dressage and beginning jumping for people interested in both disciplines, cross-training purposes, or involved in Pony Club;
Training for practical encounters such as learning how to be able to maneuver your horse more effectively, while mounted, around trail obstacles such as gates;
General riding lessons to riders of various disciplines that can help you become a better, more stable rider and partner to your horse by learning how to more effectively use your body to cue your horse and increase stability in the saddle.