Hello everyone! Well, we are open for business, but we are still watching the news and trying to keep up with new information. I'm not thrilled with what I see... but I think if we all keep working together, we can keep the doors open and keep the ponies working!
We are also accepting new students on a limited basis so as to not overwhelm our stable with new people. I am also hiring a new instructor very soon, and that should help spread out the schedule a bit.
-Everyone is required to have a mask. You will be allowed to remove it after you mount your horse. If your feet are on the ground, you must be masked.
-We will not be responsible for providing these masks. You must bring your own. No exceptions.
-You will be fully responsible for tacking/untacking your horse. If you cannot do it all by yourself, we will do it all for you.
-Bleach bottles and soap will be provided.
-You will have a NEW responsibility of wiping down/cleaning the equipment. Bridles (reins and bit), saddle, girth. Cleaning products will be provided, and you will be taught how to do this properly.
-If you are feeling under the weather At All, you must let me/other instructors know. As per the usual cancellation fee, you will not be charged for feeling sick, even if it's an hour before your lesson. But please be mindful of our time - we would rather be able to stay home than make a drive for no reason.
This situation is fluid and we will be doing our very best to stay on top of new information. Be patient, be strong, stay healthy! I am looking forward to seeing all of you very soon!
Teaching the Philosophy of Horses
Helping Riders Overcome Fear and Anxiety
Specializing in Hunt Seat Equitation, Dressage, Trail and Bareback
We want to teach you the language that horses use to communicate with each other so that your rides are free of frustration and fear. We believe that you can ride in companionship without the use of punishment - to either you or your horse. We believe that you are learning this sport as a way to get back in touch with who you REALLY are - free of judgement or ridicule, and away from the stress of your every day life. We believe that no matter how far you go with it - from brushing a horse to jumping a fence - You Are Successful.
We believe that you don't need a show ribbon to prove your worth. We believe that you don't need fancy riding attire to 'look the part'. We want celebrate with you when your ride is fantastic. We want you to say when you are scared, or frustrated, or just plain mad. We want to be the voice in your head when you are troubled. We want to share the love and passion for this sport with you - even when it's not easy.
We believe that there is no greater satisfaction than the contented sigh of a horse after a good ride.
We believe that riding is a fun hobby, a challenging sport, a glorious art form, and an all consuming passion.
We believe that we come together to teach each other and to help people overcome their fears.
Davee Hallinan has been riding horses since 1984 and teaching riding lessons in Los Angeles since 2000, and it is her one and only love. She has instructed and lectured clients in private, semi-private and group lessons, and passes on safety, respect, humor and love of the animal to all students. Through her career, Davee has climbed the equine ladder from working student to owner, trainer & instructor in the Hansen Dam Equestrian Center and at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. She has instructed Los Angeles City College and UCLA classes. She has been a private trainer for respected families, and handled a 50+ student roster. She has been involved with the British Horse Society, and has done everything from cleaning fifteen stalls a day to showing in the Santa Barbara Nationals. She is always willing to listen to your goals, ideas, fears and thoughts.
Alison Dubois is a friend to all animals, but has a special affinity for horses. Growing up on the east coast, she trained English Pleasure and Hunters/Jumpers. Since moving to California in 2011, she has schooled off-track Thoroughbreds for Hunters and Cross-Country, conditioned rescued Arabians for Endurance rides, and most recently, has competed in Endurance and Ride & Tie races across the West Coast. In each discipline and experience, Alison prioritizes the well-being of the horse and safety of the rider. As a teacher, she emphasizes patience and critical thinking, and strives to maintain positive experiences for all involved.
One and a Half Hour Time Slot: If you don't own your own horse, that's ok... use one of ours! These horses are not your usual "school horses" - they are privately owned, well cared for and specifically chosen horses that meet our strict criteria for training you. Learn to ride in an arena or on trail - options include groundwork, grooming horses, cleaning tack, cleaning stalls, first aid, equine equipment, etc. Whatever YOU want to learn, it is YOUR Lesson!
Much like raising children, owning a horse can be a monumental task, and often there is a break in communication. We are proud to introduce this new program - a one time comprehensive evaluation, discussing practical and philosophical changes in order to move you both forward in a positive direction. We will discuss every aspect of your relationship with your horse - physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
No long term financial or time commitment.
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After your One Time Clinic, if you would like a follow up session or a monthly visit, we are available for you!
It's no surprise that owning a horse is a lot of hard work. Having a professional on hand 24/7 is the best way to guarantee safety and security. Please give us a call, and let's talk about what you and your best friend need!
On-Call 24/7 Service, Scheduling and Supervision
Two Private Lessons Per Week (Hunt Seat Equitation, Dressage, Trail & Bareback)
Riding By Trainer and/or Trainer's Assistant
Lunging/Turn Out/Hand Walk
Daily Ground Work
Grooming (basic and extensive) - Clipping, Mane Pulling/Trimming, Bathing, Blanket/Unblanket
First Aid, Bandage and Medication Administration, Instructed Vet Service
Food Pick Up/Ordering
Equipment Repair and Pick Up
On Call for Vet, Farrier
Need some temporary help? Going out of town? Have us help you out - no long term commitment!
Light Exercise Riding
Ground work (turn out, hand walk, lunge)
Feeding and Waters
We board at Five Star Stables located at 910 S Mariposa St 91506. Five Star offers a variety of different stabling options, serves fresh alfalfa hay twice a day, daily stall cleaning and fresh shavings, and has two turnouts. Good Pony Inc is not affiliated with Five Star - we just really like it here. :) If you are looking for a low key, family type barn to board at, come join us!
Burbank, California, United States