Have you ever wanted to be with horses, mules or donkey, and could never afford to take a lesson? Did you once have a horse and no longer have one? Did you used to ride? Are you in a wheelchair now and ever wondered what it would be like to get outside and go for a trail ride again? Ever think about riding in a carriage during a parade, or perhaps driving in the parade? How about a carriage driving competition? The Possibilities are endless! WE CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN!
Over the last few years, we have helped countless individuals and families overcome financial, medical, and social challenges. Our success stories are a testament to the impact of our programs and the dedication of our team and supporters. We have enabled individuals, like you, to experience the wonderful world of Equines! It doesn't matter if you cannot afford a horse, or if you are disabled and can no longer ride, or if you are a veteran that has daily mental or physical challenges. Equines heal us and they positively change you! We want you to join us!
We are proud to partner with a variety of organizations and businesses to support our community. Our partnerships enable us to expand our reach and provide even more resources and services to those in need. We welcome people from all over the world to come visit, stay, engage in our programs, and experience all of the wonderful things that Equines are and do for us!
This class is taught by Katrina Lomax, who has over 30 years of experience with all kinds of horses and disciplines. This class is for beginners and great for those that have never touched a horse. This is a ground class, in person, and no riding is involved. This class covers safety, parts of the horse, equine first aid, common ailments and how to identify them, grooming, and feeding. This class is $40, but no cost to disadvantaged through ESH.
must take horsemanship 101 first. This class will also be a continuation of interest on the participant to learn the proper way to work with horses on a regular basis at the ranch. This is all from the ground, and no riding involved. These can be private or group session, and schedule and payment plan will be arranged. Placement in this class will be dependent on evaluation, and how well basic horsemanship is mastered. This class is $40, but no cost for the disadvantaged
SaddleHawk Ranch’s, Ken Wendel and Katrina Lomax teach the basics on driving horses, using our trained x – harness and Amish horses as teachers. You will learn the basics of pre harnessing horse care, harnessing, learn about the cart or buggy, and then take a drive for about 30 minutes. These classes are usually an hour and a half long. In small groups there is much time for one-on-one instruction. This class is $50, but no cost to disadvantaged through Equine Safe Haven
You must take Introduction to Driving 101 first. In 102, you will learn how to trot, and maneuver around obstacles, with some street driving. SaddleHawk Ranch’s, Ken Wendel and Katrina Lomax teach these classes, using our trained x – harness and Amish horses as teachers. These classes are usually an hour and a half long. In small groups there is much time for one-on-one instruction. This class is $50, but no cost to disadvantaged through Equine Safe Haven.
SaddleHawk Ranch’s, Ken Wendel and Katrina Lomax host these classes. These classes are weekly and are identified as “practice sessions” where you will continue to develop your skills with driving. These sessions take place on Wednesday and Sunday mornings. SaddleHawk Ranch will arrange a schedule and payment plan with you. These classes are usually $40 each, but are no cost for the disadvantaged through ESH.
You must take must take both horsemanship classes 101 and 102. In continued horsemanship you will learn the proper ground-working techniques and begin to work with all kinds of horses including mules that are at the SaddleHawk Ranch. Evaluation and placement will depend on how well you have done in the basic horsemanship classes and your level of interest. We do have horses and mules for sponsorship that can drive and some will ride. Please see page for Equines of the Ranch
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