The Foundations Program: the ultimate in horse education!
Have you been looking for the good in your horse but just can’t seem to find it? Maybe you’ve been wanting to send your young horse off to “pre-school” or “boot camp”, but stay involved in the process.
Julie offers you help with your horses as it should be: systematic, progressive and customized to each horse’s individual needs. Focusing on physical, mental and emotional fitness, Julie helps unveil the best in your horse.
From halter starting, to first rides, to problem solving, the Foundations Program offers you and your horse the keys to success regardless of discipline. Horses accepted on a weekly or monthly basis with lessons for the owner included.
- For the weanlings: halter, leading, socialization, patience and confidence building.
- For the yearlings: introduction to the saddle, ground driving, clipping, bathing, trailering, and work with obstacles.
- For 2 years and up: starting under saddle, riding walk, trot and canter, bridle education, and progression towards disciplines.
- For older horses: problem solving for gaps in training, progression for advancement, and customized programs available.
Give Your Horse A Month At Foundations
Monthly Program: This is a great option for the educational development of your horse as well as concentrated learning for you.
Recommended colt starting time ranges from 1-3 months depending on exposure, experience and emotional fitness of the horse. During your horse’s stay, we care for and feed your horse (bring your own hay and grain to avoid risk of colic) and we work your horse on a 5 or 6 day schedule.
The owner receives updates on their horse’s progression, lessons twice a week and a take home progression plan.
Foundations often has a waiting list so please call to check availability
Developmental or Problem Solving
A package of three sessions to work with you and your horse on a developmental or problem area such as trailer loading, taking the bit, clipping, herd bound, and others. Sessions are held at Dragonfly Farm in Aiken.