CORONAVIRUS: Riding activities, are operating under these guidelines: Sanitation and disinfectants will be used on all surfaces, tack and high contact areas daily. We highly recommend that all riders obtain, maintain, and keep possession of their own riding helmet. We can not store personally owned helmets. New helmets are available online at www.statelinetack.com or www.horse.com Disinfectants will be available inside the restroom. Individuals are responsible for cleaning the appropriate restroom surfaces before use. We and the horses look forward to seeing you! Thank you, West Equestrian Staff
The Connected Ride From Beginner to Advanced levels, our system teaches the rider how to communicate effectively with the horse. You will learn to ride efficiently, and get the most out of your riding. We use all the muscles of the body to control every part of the horse. Biomechanics, therapeutic insights, core use, seat, aids, use and non use of reins....... learn what those mean. No matter which discipline you ride, we can help you be better at it!
Dressage, a French word meaning "training", is a highly skilled form of riding performed in exhibition and competition, as well as an "art" sometimes pursued solely for the sake of mastery. An equestrian sport defined by the International Equestrian Federation, as "the highest expression of horse training" where "horse and rider are expected to perform from memory a series of predetermined movements".
Pictured right: Cheryl West, Owner, Certified Master Instructor, Clinician and USDF Bronze Medalist on Fenagh, a pure bred Gypsy performing Shoulder In
Western, Cowboy Dressage Reining and Trail
Western disciplines have evolved from the ranching and warfare traditions brought to the Americas by the Spanish Conquistadors. Both equipment and riding style evolved to meet the needs of the working cowboy in the American West. Because of the necessity to control the horse with one hand and use a lariat with the other, western horses were trained to change direction with light of pressure of the reins, and effective seat and leg cues. Pictured left: Cheryl West on Seth at the OKC State Fair Gypsy Show and Brittany Lyons daughter, student, on Mirage riding Western.