Genevieve offers a unique approach to lessons and training, working primarily with amateur adult and young riders who own their own horses and want a hand in the progression of their goals. She works only with a few students at a time to create an optimal and tailored program for both horse and rider. Lessons are interactive with a strong focus on balanced seat, basic dressage concepts and practical skills over fences.
Riders will have the opportunity to sharpen their skills in low level dressage, eventing and show jumping with the option to compete locally. Genevieve believes in developing confident and effective riders and balanced, happy horses.
Limited school horses also available for lessons on site at Epona Equine Services.
Genevieve also offers training, preferably in conjunction with a regular lesson program to help coach riders through the struggles they are experiencing. Her goal is to help riders develop skills in managing their horse's behavioral problems, fitness and focus in addition to teaching general horsemanship concepts from the ground up.
Her experience training the young, inexperienced or behaviorally challenged horse is diverse and spans over many years. She loves a challenge while respecting her limits. With concepts of natural horsemanship in mind, she strives for a kind and realistic approach, inviting each horse to make the right choices and work through the problems they are facing. Her background in veterinary medicine comes in handy when approaching training issues. She is able to systematically investigate the source of the problem in order to build an effective program to correct it.
Genevieve utilizes an open minded and ethical approach, making trust a top priority. This translates into the relationship she forms with each horse and each client. It comes naturally to her to serve as an advocate not only for the horse but for the rider as well. She strongly believes in solid horsemanship and hard work - there are no easy fixes!
For off site lessons, additional fees may apply based on distance of travel and additional insurance costs. Please inquire.
Training session times vary based on individual needs of the horse. Catching, grooming, tacking and aftercare of horse included.
Training packages may be offered at a discounted rate.
Additional fees may apply based on distance of travel and additional insurance costs. Please inquire.