Stable Relations was founded with the fundamental philosophy that care and welfare of our horses is paramont. While horses are the ‘defining’ element of horseback riding, the relationship, respect, and trust between rider and horse is what sets Stable Relations apart.
We lead with the core belief that horses are incredibly intelligent, sensitive, and emotive beings. Through years of practice and expertise our team works under the awareness that horses are exremely sensitive to their surroundings, especially those who ride them.
With this in mind, we strive to match a rider and horse with the mutual benefit of both in mind. As well, we offer programming that is unique in its holistic, ground-up, approach. We take the time to show you the ropes, and in turn, also share with you the incredibly joy, trust, and confidence that comes with riding.
Getting To Know The Rider:
Everyone is welcome at Stable Relations regardless of riding experience. No one is too inexperienced to ride at Stable Relations.
In order to ensure the best and safest riding experience for both the rider and horse, the experts at Stable Relations evaluate each person’s riding abilities. In this time, we work to a rider’s experiences, skill and comfort levels with the horses.
At this time we also look to understand a riders goals and aspirations. For some riders this may mean expressing interest in working only in-doors, or sharing that you’d like to incorporate some trail riding when the weather is appropriate. For others, this may entail sharing your goals from learning the ropes, to becoming a well-versed horse-person. All goals are equally welcome! It is never a problem if your goals change as your riding experiences grow, the team is always here to support your growth!
Getting To Know The Horse:
Horses are extremely observant animals and can evaluate rider even before the rider mounts them. This listening and pursuit for understanding should work both ways. To develop this relationship, Stable Relations believes good horsemanship beings on the ground –
Riders get to know their horse on the same ‘level’ by grooming and tacking their horse before each ride, and later untacking and grooming at the end of each ride. This is a fantastic way to develop a bond with your horse, and learn more about horse care and horsemanship. Our team is happy to help you develop these skills and teach you the ropes!
We encourage riders to learn about the anatomy and physiology of horses, for riders looking to learn more about horses, and develop horsemanship and leadership skills we have a range of programming and courses to support you in this!