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Would you like to learn how to safely and efficiently mount/dismount, maneuver, and handle your horse in controlled and emergency situations? How about honing your skills before that next big event? Horsemanship lessons will help you learn how to achieve better control of the four different zones of the horse (head/neck, shoulders, ribs, and hindquarters), achieve softness throughout the horse's whole body, and develop a better feel and relationship with your equine companion.
Each lesson is personalized for you and your horses specific needs.
Popular riding and horsemanship lesson topics include, but are not limited to;
* How to ride and control a horse that is spooking, rearing, bucking, or bolting
* How to use your aids (eyes, seat, hands and legs) to speed your horse up, slow your horse down and turn your horse right and left
* How to catch, tack, and untack your horse
* How to overcome difficult situations such as separating your horse from the herd during a trail ride
* How to use your aids to gait a gaited horse, and other gaits including "creeping" and cantering
* How to get your horse soft and concentrated on you
* How to be safe!
Why include horsemanship in riding lessons? Because having the knowledge about your horse's natural instincts, and using this knowledge to build a stronger relationship through various ground-work and under-saddle exercises will immensely improve your overall riding experience and improve safety for both you and your horse.
Every time you rider your horse, you are training it - good or bad! Learn how to properly train your horse so that he becomes a more reliable and relaxed mount.
Fundamental riding and horsemanship skills will improve your riding ability in any style or discipline of riding (english, western, or otherwise). While I offer riding and horsemanship lessons to any level rider in any discipline, I also specifically specialize in riding and horsemanship lessons for the following disciplines; western reining, working cow horse, cutting, trail and pleasure riding, field trial, and gaited horses.
Why should you choose Beals Horsemanship as your instructor? Because I am patient, understanding, safety-concious, and able to give a critical eye for fast improvements.
HORSEMANSHIP LESSON RATES:
Rates are based on an hourly charge. Two or more people may share a lesson for the same hourly rate. For large groups please see the Clinic pricing below.
A rider may use his/her own horse, or a lesson horse provided by Beals Horsemanship.
Over-the-phone consultation - Free
On-Site - $40/hour
On-site includes lessons at Nelson Kennels, Angel Acres, or at another predetermined location that I will already be at.
Off Site - $40/hour + $1/mile of travel distance
Special accommodations may be made, please contact Deanna Beals to arrange.
Ready for a lesson? Call (530) 412-0298 to schedule a time. Then, visit the "Liability Release" page to print and sign your waiver - maximizing your riding time! Also, be sure to read my Blog post on preparing to ride so you can show up in the right gear for a great time.
LESSON RATES FOR BOARDERS AT ANGEL ACRES;
If you would like a concentrated lesson plan to increase you and your horses success, take advantage of the opportunity to board your horse at Angel Acres and take daily horsemanship lessons for a discounted rate.
You can board your horse for a month at a time - or if space if available, as a long-term resident.
Training 5 days a week, 1 hour each day
$450/month lesson fees + $300/month boarding fees
Training 3 days a week, 1 hour each day
$250/month lesson fees + $300/month boarding fees
Included with the boarding;
Your horse will be boarded at Angel Acres Horse Hotel and Boarding in Los Banos, CA. Angel Acres is a safe and clean environment with caretakers living on the property 24/7. Your horse will stay in a luxurious box stall with an attached paddock. Stalls have automatic waterer, stall mats, and are bedded with shavings.
Horses are fed twice daily grass/alfalfa mixed hay, have 24 hour access to mineral salt, and can be supplemented with grain once or twice daily (grain provided at owners expense). Stalls are cleaned twice a day, with bedding refreshed. Horses are turned-out onto pasture during the day (weather conditions permitting). Protective gear such as any needed blanketing, fly mask, or boot application can be taken on/off twice aday.
Please visit the "Facilities" page to see a list of all amenities included in board-away training at Angel Acres.
Ready to send your horse to board-away training? Be sure to download the forms below and fill them out. Then make sure you pack the following and bring them to Angel Acres;
1. Your horse, with his halter + lead rope, fly mask, and any blankets or leg wraps.
2. A couple flakes of hay to transition him onto our hay. Also any supplements/medicine/grain/etc. that you would like him to receive. Put the supplements/medicine/grain in a rodent-proof container such as a trash bin. Write your horses name, and directions for feeding/dosing (morning and afternoon) on the lid of the trash bin, and on your items.
3. The completed "Boarding Agreement for Angel Acres" form (including proof of vaccinations/coggins, and the completed "Horse Health History" form), and cash/check made out to "Angel Acres Horse Hotel and Boarding" for $300/month or $10/day for boarding expenses.
4. The completed "Training Agreement" form, and cash/check made out to "Beals Horsemanship" for training expenses.
Full training = $450/month or $15/day
Half training = $250/month or $8.33/day
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FOR RIDING INSTRUCTION, HORSE TRAINING, PROBLEM SOLVING, AND HORSEMANSHIP
Get the best deal by rounding up your friends and horses for a clinic. Clinic topics can be tailored for your needs. Clinics are usually one to two days in length, from three to five hours long.
CLINIC RATE: Clinic fee + $1/mile travel fee
Please call or email for a quote on Clinic Fees based on number of participants and topic discussed.
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CONSIGNMENT HORSE SALES
If you are interested in selling your horse, take advantage of my professional horse sales service. Hiring Beals Horsemanship as your sales agent ensures that your horse receives polishing training, premium advertising, and is placed in a safe and appropriate home.
HORSE SALE RATES:
If you would like to sell your horse personally, but want some consultation and help in creating a professional advertisment to increase your horses's odds of being sold to a good home, Deanna Beals is available at an hourly rate.
Deanna Beals can consult you on bathing, grooming, and clipping techniques, taking pictures, shooting video, and creating an advertisement description for your horse. Then taking the photos, video, and information she can create magazine or online advertisements on web sites of your choice, and also on bealshorsemanship.com.
Board-away training and sale service
Full training (5 days/wk) sale service -
$450/month training fee + $300/month boarding fee + 10% consignment fee on final sale price
Half training (3 days/wk) sale service -
$250/month training fee + $300/month boarding fee + 10% consignment fee on final sale price
Included in the pricing; all services included in board-away training, plus bathing and clipping, photo and video shoots, advertising on multiple web sites including Bay Area Equestrian Network (BAEN), Equine.com, Dream Horse (dreamhorse.com), and others, and Deanna will do all the corresponding with potential buyers as far as inquiries, test rides, evaluations, and trial periods.
Selling your horse using Beals Horsemanship as an agent is hassle free, and removes yourself from potential liability of having people come onto your property and ride your horse.
Please download, print, and fill out this form, and otherwise refer to the directions for board-away training.
If you are interested in buying a horse from Beals Horsemanship, please visit the "Horses For Sale" page. We offer quality gaited horse, quarter horse, and other pleasure breed for use in field trial, pleasure, working cow/reining, or trail riding.
* * * CONSIGNMENT TACK SALESIf you are interested in selling your new or used tack, use Beals Horsemanships sales services to polish your tack, post pictures on website advertisements, handle potential buyers and test rides. The owner is in charge of asking and selling price, ensuring you get a fair deal.
CONSIGNMENT TACK SALES = Start at 10% fee on final sale price