At NorCal Trail Rides we focus on working the horses with their owners to better communication and avoid future owner/horse misunderstandings. Owners are welcome at the barn anytime and we encourage you to come visit us and your horse as much as you want. Four 1-hour lessons for the owner with your horse or one of ours are included in a month of training.
We will start a young horse or improve your older horses foundation
During training with us your horse will get:
Worked 22-24 days per month
Private box-stall with paddock for your horse. Turned out on the days they are not being ridden or worked.
We have both indoor and outdoor arenas, so your horse will be worked rain or shine.
Your horse will learn to:
Flex and Counter Flex
Stop and turn
Travel on a light rein
Be flexible and broke at the poll Pick up feet and stand still for the farrier
Calmly load and unload from the trailer
Stand quietly for rider to mount and dismount
Travel through brush and ditches
Travel through rocky areas, pass boulders, cross water, go up and down steep hills
Be comfortable riding with dogs.
Be calm around noise
Be calm around unexpected objects.
Your horse will get plenty of riding, get many miles on the trail and a lot of arena work
We will individually customize the training to fit both horse and owners goals and needs.