-Training at LaBelle Equestrian
Heart Centered Horsemanship specializes in starting young horses under saddle, re-training horses for new careers, problem solving for specific issues, and developing horses that are safe, confident and relaxed both on the ground and under saddle. Methods integrate groundwork, gentle tension-release bodywork, round pen training, trail riding, and basic dressage to create an ideal foundation for any discipline.
Training Board includes a minimum of 5 training sessions per week, turn-out in large paddock with run-in shelter, stabling during inclement weather, and feeding twice per day.
-Horsemanship and Riding Lessons
Lessons for all ages and abilities are offered at Foxchase Farm in Salisbury and LaBelle Equestrian in Mt. Ulla, NC on your own horse or one of our school horses.
Students learn to create a positive relationship with the horse from the ground up through simple practices that develop connection and communication. Riding lessons focus on safety, correct position and balance, and moving in harmony with the horse. Students learn basic dressage and have options of including trail riding, obstacle challenges, round pen exercises, yoga on horseback, and jumping.
-Yin Horsemanship with Holistic Equine and Rider Solutions
Holistic Equine and Rider Solutions offers clinics and individual sessions that focus on restoring freedom of movement, reducing pain, and releasing tension in mind and body through myofascial release and other bodywork techniques
Yin Horsemanship Clinics teach participants techniques to create a soft, harmonious partnership through integration of bodywork and horsemanship.
Clinics are offered at LaBelle Equestrian in Mt. Ulla, NC and can also be hosted at your facility
-Yoga for Equestrians at Heart of Yoga Salisbury
The practice of yoga develops awareness and control of the mind, breath, and body. Yoga teaches us to stay grounded and centered, improves balance and flexibility, cultivates mindfulness, builds strength and coordination, and fosters gentleness and compassion for self and others.
Yoga for equestrians is suitable for anyone, previous yoga or riding experience is not necessary. Asana practices can be modified for all ability and experience levels.
Healing Connections at Midnight's Promise Equine Rescue is an equine facilitated therapy program that pairs participants with horses that are healing from traumatic pasts. Horses that have experienced neglect or abuse need time and relationship to develop trust and release triggers resulting from traumatic experiences. Participants learn techniques to reduce anxiety and facilitate relaxation in both themselves and the horses. This program helps both horses and humans rediscover trust, connection, and joy through mutually beneficial relationships that are healing for both 2-legged and 4-legged participants.