Heart to Hoof Horsemanship: Riding lessons and horsemanship with Yvonne Welz in the Queen Creek/San Tan Valley area (Arizona), available at Wishing Welz Ranch, or I can travel to your horse in the local area. Sweet, gentle, well-trained lesson horses are available (they are the real teachers!!). Students beginner through advanced, and lessons are customized to you. Children over age 8 are welcome. Seniors are welcome. And every horse lover in between.
Current rates: $45 per hour at Wishing Welz Ranch, or mobile lessons $55 per hour in Queen Creek/San Tan Valley (travel fees apply outside that area).
What “style” do I teach? No, it’s not “English” or “Western” – it is the language of the horse, pure and simple! I do use comfortable “English” dressage style saddles and bitless bridles on my horses, but you can use any kind of tack you’d like, whatever you and your horse prefer.
Yvonne Welz is a professional horsewoman with over 30 years of equine management and training experience. Formerly a competitive dressage rider, she schooled many horses up to an advanced level and achieved national awards with them. Always focused on learning, she has studied the art of classical horsemanship for over 25 years, including the French classical methods. She has trained many horses from scratch, acquiring them as yearlings or untrained, starting them out under saddle and schooling them to higher levels. She has enjoyed giving riding lessons to children and adults since the 1990’s. In the 2000’s, she studied several different methods of natural horsemanship, and also trained in homeopathy, flower essences, equine nutrition, applied kinesiology, essential oils, energy work, healing touch, saddle fitting, and barefoot hoof trimming, and is certified in Usui Holy Fire Reiki I & II. She was instrumental in helping to introduce the methods of natural barefoot horse care to the USA in 2000. In 2013, she embraced collected high school riding without the use of bits or spurs, and has not looked back. Enjoy her holistic approach and absolute love for the horse!
Wishing Welz Ranch is a genuine holistic center: in addition to unique riding and horsemanship lessons for beginners through advanced riders, Yvonne’s services include consultations for more natural horse care, diet and nutrition programs, natural health management, designing equine facilities and paddock set ups for better horse care, developing therapeutic rehab exercise programs for horses recovering from injuries, Red Light and Reiki therapy, fine-tuning our communication with equines, and more!
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