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Horse Training Program
Training at Cornerstone Farm is overseen by Greta Cummings and Sheri Dill-Billings, both in working with the horses and supervising apprentice trainers. The approach taken in the training program is set on the horse’s timeline. Our goal is to end with a broke horse who is a willing partner no matter what the job at hand is for them to do. Some horses take longer than others and rather than pressure a horse into doing something they are not physically or mentally ready to do, we work step by step to lay a good foundation so a horse can build with confidence.
The relationship with horse and rider is the second most important aspect of a willing and broke horse. We strongly encourage the riders, whether it is the owner with the horse in training, a student working to reach a riding goal or a perspective buyer, to be involved in the training of the horses as much as possible. This means owners are encouraged to take lessons on a weekly basis or more often if possible. Students are encouraged to come and work with their school horse as much as possible, even outside of lesson times. Buyers are welcome to come and spend some dedicated time working with the horse and are encouraged to ride with us on multiple occasions.
“If there is trust and confidence and an understanding of the job to do, riding becomes a pleasure for both parties, no matter what the discipline.”
–Melanie Smith-Breidt, mentor to Greta Cummings
Training Fee is $245.00 a week
Fee includes full board, training, and lessons.
Please Contact Us to get on the schedule and answer any questions.
Bitting Session - $45.00 each
Don't necessarily need to send your horse to training, but need some help getting your horse equipped correctly? Schedule a Bitting Session. Learn more about how bits work and communicate with your horse and how you play a large role in how the bit works.
Cornerstone Farm believes in the Myler Bitting System and shares the science of bits and bitting with you and your horse. We also have several bits available for sale, and in the event that you purchase a bit during your session, the session price will be applied to the purchase of your bit. Ask about bit rental as well!