Horse Trainer & Riding Lessons in Albuquerque NM


Horseback Riding and Training in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Spartacus, age 4

Lessons Include . . .

  • Teaching how to communicate with horses on the ground and under saddle.
  • The rider’s position and its effect on the horse.
  • The aids and their correct application.
  • Creating a safe learning environment and a beneficial partnership.
  • Evaluating rider’s goals and compatibility with horse’s needs and abilities.

Training Services Include . . .

Schooling Rides: regular rides that include practicing horse’s skills and introducing new work when appropriate as horse advances up through the levels.

Starting Young Horses: includes evaluating posture, disposition, talents and potential. Familiarizing with all barn routines. Lungeing and long reining are used as preparation for under saddle work to begin.

Re-Schooling of Older Horses: includes evaluating horse’s current level of training and finding areas where there is a lack of understanding at the foundational level. Developing a plan which takes into consideration the horses habits both on the ground and under saddle and addressing them as necessary. Methods used to reinforce the horses training may include riding, lungeing, long reining, TTEAM / TTouch ground work and body work to help horse release old habits and develop new more positive ones.

Horseback Riding and Training in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Lungeing Caelan

Lungeing / Long Reining: two of the most important techniques used in the training and/or re-schooling of horses. Often referred to as an art, the value to a horse that has been correctly taught these two techniques are immeasurable.

Foal Handling: this is such an important time in a horse’s life often leaving lifelong impressions that can impact their future as a confident, eager partner in the horse-rider relationship. A blend of Tellington Method techniques are used to teach foals to handle routine barn activities such as leading, grooming, farrier work, bathing, clipping, and introducing trailers. Most important is that the foal learns how to learn and to enjoy the process.

Trailer Loading: probably one of the most stressful and potentially dangerous situations horses and people find themselves in. Resolving long standing issues and creating new safe techniques take away the stress for both.

Horseback Riding and Training in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Linda Tellington-Jones working with Juan

What is TTEAM / TTouch?

Developed by Linda Tellington-Jones, TTEAM (Tellington Equine Awareness Method) offers a training approach that encourages optimal performance and health, and presents solutions to behavioral and physical problems. TTEAM horses demonstrate marked improvement in athletic skills and increased willingness and ability to perform. Not only does the horse benefit, but also a deeper rapport grows between horse and rider because of increased understanding as well as more effective communication. With the TTEAM approach, horses learn to focus, have self-control, self confidence, balance, coordination and without fear or force. Tellington TTouch (gentle circular touches on the skin) brings a new awareness and wholeness to the horse’s body. TTouch is not massage – massage affects muscles. TTouch makes a cell-to-cell connection by actually developing new sensory motor pathways to the brain.

TTEAM / TTouch . . .

Is taught as a method that has the ability to enhance our relationships with our horses. Partnerships begin on the ground and continue when you ride. Learning to trust ourselves and our horses, having them learn to trust us in every situation is the key to a successful relationship. The Tellington Method has the ability to enhance our relationship with horses and gives the tools to rebuild a damaged one.

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