One of the most common situations we encounter here at The Home Ranch has to do with our "style" of riding, Western riding. Nearly every week, we encounter guests who have riding experience solely within the English riding discipline. They often are curious as to how our program addresses this type of situation. Being the progressive and integrative program that we are, there is nothing to fear if this situation is one you relate to. One of our goals within our horse program is to be extremely open-minded and facilitating of every rider's needs. The way that we go about this- when it comes to someone with only English riding experience- is three-fold.
First, we always make it a point to have wranglers who are savvy in a multitude of different disciplines, English included. This allows our staff to better understand your background and how you were taught to ride. Knowing this will allow them to better facilitate one of our other goals: meeting you where you are at when it comes to your experience level.
Understanding more about what our guests know- in terms of English riding- makes it easy for us to progress your riding skills throughout the week. Although we ride primarily western, we are more than happy to further certain skills from the English riding discipline as well. This leads into our third goal: getting you to where you want to be as a rider.
Whether you would like to better post a trot (as with English) or better sit the trot (as with Western), we are more than happy to set these goals, and help you get there. There are many similarities between the two disciplines, and just as many differences.
Overall, although there are differences, The Home Ranch horse program is the right fit for any aspiring rider. No matter what your experience may be, we make it a point to help you become a better rider by the time you leave. We also hope that you have an abundance of fond memories of what it takes to get there, and how good it feels to better understand horses, as well as yourself.