Horsemanship: the study of all skills related to horses. A true horseman learns much more than simply riding. A true horseman learns the care of horses, riding, training, equipment use, and horse psychology.
Conscious horsemanship is horsemanship that follows similar rules as healthy human relationships.
- Both partners have the right to say “yes” “no” or “maybe” to requests.
- Both partners have the right to safe boundaries and personal space.
- Both partners respect that there are differences in culture and language, and work together to bridge that gap.
- Horses in conscious partnerships become willing partners and volunteers.
- Conscious horsemanship often develops into liberty work, bridleless riding and more.
(Read more about Conscious Horsemanship here.)
To accommodate the needs of some of our horses, we offer both mounted horseback riding and unmounted tours and experiences, as well as wellness classes and lessons by special request.
Meet & Take Pictures With Our Friendly Rare Arabian Horses
Experience our friendly curious black beauties at our working sustainable farm. You and your family may get sniffed and nuzzled, or asked to scratch their itches. Our black Arabians especially love children. This is not horseback riding, and is suitable for all ages and skill levels.
Horsemanship Lessons – returning fall 2022
This is not horseback riding. These lessons are to build relationship with the horses by learning about their body language and their preferred way to interact with humans. Students learn about brushing, general care and leading the horses on walks. Interesting obstacle challenges may be included to make the walk more exciting.
Supervised Horseback Riding – returning fall 2022
Supervised horseback riding for beginners through advanced. Beginner riders are given instruction off the horse and may or may not ride, depending on skill. Advanced riders are not given riding technique instruction but are coached on how best to interact with our horses.
Arabian Horse Association Lucky Listener Program – fall 2022
A literacy program to ignite a passion for reading, with a special twist – HORSES. Children who struggle to find fun in reading by themselves can find that extra motivation by reading to a horse. In our program, the children will be reading to – and with – our horses. See the Arabian Horse Association website for details.
Guest Instructors – coming soon!
Stay tuned for an exciting lineup of guest instructors, all compatible with our conscious horsemanship approach.
All of our lessons and experiences conform to current PA Covid19 guidelines. See pa.gov for details. We ask that guest arrive no more than 15 minutes early, stay no longer than 15 minutes past the end of your activity, and stay in the tour area.