Riding Lessons

Linda Ware has enjoyed teaching people the art and skills of riding for over 20 years. She gives equestrian lesson in several disciplines, such as English, Western, beginning jumping, beginning dressage, and trail. Balanced riding is key at BLW, and each rider, no matter the skill level, will begin with lunging bareback in the round pen.

Britches War PaintRiding lessons at BLW are typically one-on-one. Linda believes that each person learns at a different pace and does her best to challenge and reward her riders with progress. She also emphasizes total care of the horse, asks and guides the students to catch, lead, groom, and saddle the horses themselves, and teaches students the correct names for the parts of horses and tack. BLW Ranch is happy to give all around support to its students, including coaching at shows.

Today's lessons horses at BLW Ranch are Britches and Britney. BLW bred and trained, Britches was shown as a weanling and yearling at Halter. In his youth, he also entered the English, Western, and dressage arenas. He is now used as lesson horse and is great for teaching advanced beginners and up. Britney is a laid-back, sweet 25 year old quarter horse mare that has been at BLW Ranch since she was five years old. Predominantly used as a broodmare, Britney’s job has been reassigned in the last few years to the beginner rider’s lesson horse. Both horses are very gentle.

Riders are encouraged to bring their own horses to sessions at BLW Ranch, where the rider-horse team is highly valued.Secret of the Heart The rider can work at a greater advantage by learning on and progressing with his/her horse, and Linda can better advise upon specific issues the team is having. The horses brought to the ranch must be free from contagious disease & parasites and up to date with vaccinations and dewormings for the health of the resident horses.

BLW Ranch requires that students wear an ASTM approved riding helmet and boots for a safe riding experience.

If you are considering taking riding lessons, please contact BLW for more information.

To see some of Linda's students view the Horse Day Camp Galleries!