FLASH!!! I am no longer training horses for the public (or teaching lessons). I sincerely appreciate everyone who has put their faith in me over the years, but am looking forward to working exclusively with my own horses!
Lessons are a low cost alternative to horse training, as well as an excellent way to learn how to teach your horse yourself. We offer lessons in a wide range of disciplines, both on and off of cattle.
Fee Schedule at Cook Arena:
“Dry” Lesson (No Cattle) – Your Horse: $35
“Dry” Lesson (No Cattle) – Our Horse: $50
Lesson on Cattle – Your Horse: $50
Lesson on Cattle – Our Horse: $65
Most lessons will run approximately one hour, but we’re not ones to constantly look at the clock while we’re supposed to be teaching. I WILL guarantee you my undivided attention, and lessons are usually taught while the trainer, Heidi Cook, is also mounted so that examples can be shown. Heidi does not typically ride the lesson attendee’s horse, but this can be arranged for an extra fee.
The typical format for lessons include a review of the previous lesson, followed by a short talk about upcoming goals for both the lesson and the year. We have a firm belief that goals serve as the best motivation for practice in between sessions.