Riding Lessons

“A Foundation You Can Build on.”

Foundational Horsemanship – A strong, solid foundation of philosophy and training techniques that allows riders to build their skills.

Heather’s training philosophy has been steeped  in classical principles that are applied to working purposes..  Her lesson plans put classical training to use on cattle, obstacles or the trail allowing riders to create a better partnership with their equine friend.  From the first time on a horse to learning flying lead changes;  Heather offers an easy to understand and systematic approach to help riders reach their goals.

Opagon Farm proudly offers lessons in to two of the fastest growing equine sports in the nation; Cowboy Dressage and Working Equitation.  Heather seeks out instruction from the best in the industry and shares that knowledge with her students. Her Experience as a judge and competitor allows her students to reach and often surpass their goals.   Contact Heather to learn about packages and services offered for competitive students.

coachingCowboy Dressage – Learn how using Cowboy Dressage tests can help improve your horse. The more one can practice the better you become. These lessons are for riders looking to improve balance, timing and developing a feel for their horse. Riders set goals and work tests to help develop precision in maneuvers while working towards developing a supple and relaxed partnership with their horse.

Working Equitation – This new and upcoming sport showcases riders skills in 4 phases: Dressage, Ease of Handling (obstacles), Speed (obstacles at speed) and Cattle (Group or individual work).  Working Equitation will challenge you and your horse to become better partners as it tests the skills needed to become a True All Around Horse.

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Thank you to Howard Peet for the WE photos.

 – Fees -

Payment for first lesson is due upon the completion of the lesson. Payment is due prior to second lesson or with package rates at time of purchase prior to first lesson. Cancellations require a minimum of 12 hours notice. Cancellations with less than 12 hours notice will result in forfeit of the lesson fee for that appointment.
Single lesson at Opagon Farm – $45.00 per hour  (Trailer ins are welcome.)
Package Rates – 5 @ $200.00,  10 @ $350.00,  15 @ $495.00

To set an appointment please contact Heather at 608-206-0596

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