Mrs. Lydia really helped me to get more confident in the saddle and helped me train my pony. Bella went from being a nervous cart pony to a brave riding pony. Without her, I would most likely not be the rider that I am now, and Bella would have been sold. If you are considering using her as a trainer, I would highly recommend her. She never got frustrated with me, and explained whatever I couldn’t understand. Parents, if you are looking for a GREAT instructor, who will not only explain to the child, but also explain what is being taught to you as well, look no further! She is also just a wonderful individual to be around. I hope that this will help you decide if she will be a good fit for you.
Sincerely, Kathleen K. 2004 - 2008
Miss Lydia was hired mainly for my 8 year old daughter but she managed to get the whole family involved in riding. We enjoyed her enthusiam, vast knowledge and down to earth instruction. We are not only better riders, but more knowledgable and more appreciative of the equestrian sport. We have also become much better horse owners with the help of Miss Lydia. She is also extremely good with children - my kids just love her! I have watched her make my extremely timid niece become totally relaxed and smiling within in just a few minutes of instruction. We love you Miss Lydia!!
The Kreigers. 2008 -2009
What a great job Lydia and her horse staff of Jackson and Dusty have done for Mackenzie these past few weeks. Her beginning horse riding lessons has really made a difference in the anxiety issues she has been dealing with this past year. Horse riding has been very therapeutic for her, and we are happy to say that since the second week of her lessons Mackenzie hasn't had one anxiety attack. Not only has Lydia done a great job of teaching her the proper way to ride, but she has learned how to care for the horses also. It has taught her that there is a certain amount of responsibility having to brush the horses down and clean their hooves after riding. Riding lessons were intended to be a birthday gift from us, but in return have far exceeded any expectations we could have ever imagined in helping her cope with her anxiety issue.
Thank you Lydia for all your patience while working with her.
and Jessie 2010
48-year old student
Lydia is a wonderful trainer. My daughter has been taking lessons with her for several months and it’s the best part of her week. She is extremely knowledgeable about horses and makes the lessons interesting and challenging. My daughter has learned a great deal since she began this program. Lydia is very patient and excellent with kids and adults. I would highly recommend her as a trainer.
Kathy & Belle
“My wife and I have dreamed for years of taking a Rocky Mountain riding vacation and we finally scheduled one for for fall this year. Having only limited horse riding experience, we decided to take lessons through spring and summer and found Lydia to provide the lessons. We described our mountain riding destination and she immediately outlined a plan for getting us ready. She taught us riding, horse care, recognizing horse behavioral signs and what to expect in mountain rides. The courses she set out for our training proved very useful when we reached Montana and rode the tight trails through winding forests and mountain ridges. We both agree that Lydia's preparation greatly enhanced our Rocky Mountain horse riding dream vacation.”
John & Inge