Not every place to learn to ride is like Avondale Icelandics...
Not every Icelandic horse is trained like an Avondale Icelandic.
Not Typical Arena Lesson Horses or Trail Ride Horses
Specially trained horses to be safe and fun to ride for all levels. Not tired grumpy school horses.
Work With A Less Reactive Type of Horse
Large pony size like a smaller Quarter Horse. Experience 750-950 pounds of calm and curiosity.
Learn Confidence and Leadership Skills with Horses
Communicate better with the 4 and 2 legged at home, in school, and at the office.
Specialized Riding Tack To Help You Ride Better...Faster
We use Icelandic safety stirrups, toe stoppers, secondary reins, and all kinds of saddles.
Close-In Location with Multiple Riding Options
Covered riding dome, small track, and park trails right next door or down the street.
Only Our Free-Range Icelandics Here
No barn smell here. Not kept in stalls but free range 24/7 with the barn as shelter if needed. No other farm animals = no E. coli risk.
Afternoons w Avondale Icelandics
Students ride in a round pen not rectangular arena with owner instructor in the center.
The ride on the mini track to practice walking and then Tolting instead of Trot.
An assistant will be on another horse on the ground or to follow on a horse as needed.
Then we take the riding lesson on to the park trails when basics are confirmed.
Horses- Not just Pets, but Valuable Teachers
Adapted from Odyssey Online
Horses teach us to be flexible, physically/mentally.
Horses teach us patience and perseverance.
Horses teach us responsibility and dedication.
Horses teach us coordination and balance.
Horses teach us to lead with clear and consistent communication.
Horse Care/ Ride Session
Time to be with horses and led on a ride developing an awareness of a proper seat, hands, stirrup length, etc.
Goal- Join Total Beginner Riding Group.
Height Minimum- 4 ft
(3-4 Students per class)
Benefits of After School
After School Horsemanship
teach Kids to deal with Stress
and have more "Grit".
Full study is found here.