Training, Lessons and Sortings
Helen Cox Hadley s is now offering training, lessons, boarding and Sortings!
We are located near Fredericksburg, 50 minutes
north of San Antonio and 50 minutes west of Austin. We are located on a quiet country road with gorgeous views and abundant wildlife. We have a confidence course to help your horse overcome obstacles and help you be successful in trail riding competitions. Come sort with us every other Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. $25 for unlimited runs. No experience necessary. Coaching available all the time. Laughter is a must, so bring your best smile. During the summer we host extensive kid's camps. Ninety percent of the time the kids will be in the saddle!
boarding with alfalfa or coastal and grain
twice daily. $350 for a stall with runs, $275 for pasture or paddock. We offer multiple horse discounts. We blanket in winter, if you'd like, at no additional charge.
facilities include a 220' x 140'
outdoor arena, a 70' lighted round pen, and a 100' x 100' indoor arena which
always draws a breeze and allows you to ride all afternoon long in the Texas heat! We also have
a heated wash rack and large horse walker.
Full-time trainer is on the
premises with years of experience. Not only can we start your colt the right
way, but we insist that YOU ARE part of the learning process. Feel free to come
watch your horse anytime and see the progress! While your horse is in training, I PROVIDE FREE LESSONS! Watch me on your horse, while you ride a tried and true lesson horse. We strive to create a
relationship of trust and respect with the horse, and teach you to gain,
maintain, and foster that trust. Have a problem horse that bolts, spooks, jigs,
is barn or buddy sour? We can cure it - and teach you how to reinforce the
behavior that you want.
Tune-ups are $550 per month. Colt starting is $650 per month. Cattle work (Working Cow Horse, Sorting, Cutting etc.) is $750 month.
learn to ride (whether you're six
or sixty)? We've got lesson horses that help give YOU the confidence to ride! Instruction
is tailored to each individual's riding skill - whether it's on your horse, or
one of ours. These are not just the "heel down - sit up straight"
lessons...these lessons teach the basics - and beyond. We offer trail riding,
confidence courses, navigating water, ravines, and despooking for the trail.
For you speed eventers, there's barrel racing and pole bending.
Basic lessons are $40
per session (sessions generally run about 1.5 hours...we never rush you!)
advanced lessons? Whether it's
cutting, working cow horse, SHOT competitions or ranch versatility, we can
help. We always have fresh cattle, and can work
inside the covered arena for those hot or rainy days.
Lessons using cattle
are $50 per session.
service is available.
What you can
expect from 30 days training of a previously unridden horse:
horse can be ridden at a walk, trot and canter on command in the round pen. In
the initial 30 days the horse will understand backing up, turning and stopping
cues, as well as beginning to give to pressure and bending. A horse with 30
days training is still unpredictable and not considered a “seasoned” horse and
could very well still be capable of bucking, spooking and picking up bad habits
if the rider is not experienced with young horses. The progress of each
horse will vary depending on its temperament, maturity and breeding.
can expect from 60 days training:
The second month the
horse will continue perfecting the skills learned in the first 30 days.
Repetition is the key for the young horse to grasp the solid groundwork
necessary to move on to more complex maneuvers in the future. The horse begins riding
outside the round pen and focus on whatever discipline intended.
What you can
expect from 90 days Training:
The third month of
training, again, focuses on reinforcing all the training in the first 60 days.
The more riding a young horse gets, the less likely his training will