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From The Ground Up

Intro to Horsemanship lessons is the ideal way to start an equestrian journey. Safety, respect, hard work and real horsemanship concepts taught in youth-friendly and adult contexts. Whether you are "filling in the holes" of your equestrian knowledge or starting as a blank canvas, you will learn everything it takes to create a thoughtful and comprehensive foundation. 


Sessions will cover all the basics from catching a horse to correct posture in the saddle and everything in between. Sessions are built to provide a rounded education that shows all aspects of horsemanship, not just saddle time. You or your child will achieve a sense of real accomplishment, comfort and knowledge for horse care. 

Each 50 minute session provides instruction based on the age and experience of the student. Full-size horses, miniature horses, and donkeys are incorporated for lessons. The curriculum includes safely performing tasks such as catching a horse, leading, tying, ranch chores, anatomy, grooming, hoof care, feeding, tack, groundwork, and basic riding.​

Sessions are serviced in El Dorado off HWY 49 and China Hill Road. 

Per Session Rate:  $75

Weekly or Bi-Weekly Package:  5 lessons for $350 

Semi Private (2ppl, est clients only): $125 

Off -Site Training, Lessons and Away Care:  $100 per hour 

Gift certificates are available upon request. 



From the Ground Up is a cherished educational opportunity and I am truly grateful for its success! This program has a lot of wonderful dedicated students. Some are currently committed on a regular basis while others are waiting for an appointment. There is a cancellation policy to effectively manage the schedule.

Please cancel or reschedule with 24hrs notice.

  • Cancellations within the 12hr period or a no-show are the full value of the session.

Summer Camp!


This program is for girls, ages 6-12. We will be working in a small class of 3-5 students. Participants will receive hands-on horsemanship instruction, riding time, and ranch-related activities!


- Learn to feed and care for horses

- Personal confidence and discipline

- Equine anatomy, behavior, and body language

- Handling and groundwork experience

- Foundational riding

- Team building and social skill activities

- Art, games, and farm animal encounters

Students need to wear ranch/riding attire and boots. They will also want water and snack. Parents can drop off or stay and watch. Helmets are available for use. 

Prerequisite: Participants must complete one private horsemanship lesson 

When: (2024 TBD) from 9am-12pm

Registration Fee:  $375



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To register, submit a contact form indicating the desired camp, age, and name of the participant. 

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