We are so excited to have you join us on this journey. The things you are about to learn will change your life for the better. You will spend a lot of time with horses and will gain new friends. Just think, years from now you can look back and be reminded of the first time you saddled a horse, the first time you rode bareback, the sweet gestures and neighs that made you feel special, the tired legs, or the ride that made you feel free.
Riding, like life, doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful. So embrace dirty boots and smelling like a horse. Embrace the challenges life will throw at you. And know that you are capable. You can do hard things. You were built to do hard things. Some horses will test you. Some will teach you. And some will bring out the best in you. We hope you feel special and loved at the barn. And remember, no matter how bad your day is, there is always someone waiting for you at the barn.
Three pillars of the experience
Learning to Ride a Horse
You will learn to ride a horse and learn natural horsemanship through 14, one-hour lessons. You will be getting back to nature and soothing your soul in a saddle. Prior experience with horses is not required.
Learning Life Skills
You will learn The 7 Habits® for Equestrians and apply these habits to your personal life. You will learn about self-awareness, relationship building, and self-renewal through equestrian and other activities such as mindfulness, yoga, and art.
Serving at the Barn
The horses need you. You give back by serving at least one hour each week. This entails feeding the horses, cleaning the stalls, and grooming and caring for the horses. After the 14-week experience, for every 10 hours of service, you earn a free riding lesson. You can continue serving and earning lessons forever.
The whole experience:
14 private riding lessons with the 7 Habits integrated
Professional photo shoot with your horse
Yoga at the Barn classes, which continue after the 14 weeks
Art at the Barn classes
7 Habits books for girl and parents
In-depth 7 Habits Seminars for parents
Advancement Ceremony with other girls at Bridle Up Hope
Daily opportunities to serve at the barn and make friends