At Jaclyn Meinen Dressage, children learn about horses and all aspects of their care, as they learn to ride. Our program emphasizes safety, enjoyable hands-on experiences, and acquiring a solid foundation in basic horsemanship. In addition, our goals for students go beyond getting on a well- trained lesson horse. We want our students to develop the skill to control and enjoy their mount while building confidence in their ability to understand their horse’s behavior. Students learn how to handle horses safely, how to groom them, and how to take care of tack as well. They have the opportunity to begin at the ground level and learn how to properly handle a horse, not just ride.
Our professional and dedicated staff, along with our well-trained horses and ponies, offer a variety of learning opportunities. Private or semi-private lessons accommodate students needing more individual attention, but small group lessons may be available for a more social experience. Depending on your child’s aspirations, which may or may not include competition goals, we will tailor a riding program to meet his or her goals. We are ready to serve the needs and goals of all children.