Horseback riding, Parker, CO

Riding Instruction Parker, CO
Riding Lessons Parker, CO

Phone: 720-261-6965


Black Kettle Ranch, Lessons in Natural Horsemanship, Western/Classical Dressage in Parker, CO

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Riding Lessons

During lessons, I teach students the following information plus a whole lot more:
  • Safety on the ground and in the saddle.
  • Ground work.
  • Grooming, saddling, and bridling.
  • Balanced riding position.
  • How to read the horse and understand the nature of the horse.
  • How to be light and soft with the horse.
  • How to be more confident with the horse.
  • I guide you through excersizes that improve balance, coordination, and rhythm.
  • Improves your relationship and communication with your horse.
  • Improves the rider's flexibility, muscle tone, physical coordination and balance.
  • Improves attention span, awareness, and concentration.
  • Helps the rider visualize what they want to accomplish.
  • Great stress reliever after a long work week.
  • For kids, riding instruction is a fun, productive activity that builds character and compassion for animals. It teaches responsibility and enhances confidence. I promote a "can do" attitude with all of my students.
  • A positive, up attitude, and an open mind.
  • My horses and I give you our best. I expect the same from you.
  • Safety helmet. Ensure that your helmet stays on secure and covers as much of your head as possible.
  • Appropriate riding boots. This can be an english boot or western boot. The boot should have a 1" to 2" heel and should have little to no tread on the sole. Avoid rubber boots, boots with a heavy tread, and boots that tie around the leg. For the optimum level of safety, I prefer to see students in a boot that will slip off of the foot easily without having to unlace the boot.
  • Appropriate helmets and boots can be found relatively inexpensive and do not need to be brand new to be effective.
  • Keep a journal of what you are learning. There is a lot of information provided during a lesson. Journaling makes information easier to retain and is a good reference. A spiral notebook works well.


  • Payment & Booking - Payment for lessons is due at the time of booking. Lessons will not be booked until payment is made. Lesson day/time will not be held until payment is made.
  • Rescheduling - Blocks of 5 lessons are to be booked in 5 consecutive weeks. Use your lesson or loose your lesson. This is your weekly time slot that you have bought for yourself. Should you know in advance that you will not be able to attend a lesson for reasons such as vacation or business travel, then that lesson must be made up at another time within your 5 week time period. If the lesson is not made up in the 5 week time period, then the lesson is lost or the additional 10% difference can be paid on the 5 lesson package to reschedule the missed lesson. Reasons for missing a lesson such as sleep over and birthday parties, car repair, meetings, forgetting a lesson time, your fifth uncle once removed from your father's side coming to town, lack of enthusiasm, etc. will be a lost lesson. Please don't miss your lesson.
  • Foul Weather & Illness - If the weather becomes uncomfortably cold (i.e., in the 30's and below) or dangerously windy with dangerous travel conditions, then I will call you to reschedule your lesson. The lesson can be made up in the 5 week time period. This same policy applies to students who become ill. If your lesson is in the afternoon and conditions do not initially appear favorable at 8:00 AM, that does not mean that your lesson is cancelled. Remember that this is Colorado and conditions can significantly change within a few hours.
  • Additional Notes - The policies above are exactly that…policies. Should extenuating circumstances occur in your life that are outside of the policies described above, please discuss them with me to see if other arrangements can be made. Should non-extenuating circumstances be occurring in your life but you just think you'd like to get a break, then do not approach me with it. You know the difference. I have to treat all my customers fairly and my energy needs to be put into my horses and students.
  • Payments may be exchanged for services such as horse training and/or lessons upon approval.
  • No refunds.

Payment Options

Please call or e-mail for appointments and final pricing. I accept personal checks, money orders, cashiers checks, and major credit cards online.

Online credit card payments are made through PayPal. PayPal is a secured site where you can send payment by entering your credit card information and my business e-mail address. My business e-mail address is: Simply select the PayPal button below and follow the instructions to make a credit card payment.

Please contact me with any questions. Thank you.

Riding Instruction Parker, CO

The above photo is of one of my school horses, Cloud. Cloud has taught many people how to ride and is a very gentle guy.

Student Comments:

"When I take my lesson, the stress of the work week just melts away." - Kent


"The lessons have been good excersize for me. I can feel my body becoming more flexible." - Suzie


" I know that without you I wouldn't have won a beautiful trophy saddle. So thank you again for your patience and faith in me." - Kate


"I like the amount of detail that you teach. It's helping me become a better rider." - Linda

Riding Lesson Videos:

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