Leslie grew up in Colorado showing horses and has been teaching and managing various lesson facilities for over 18 years. She loves to teach and share her knowledge with children and adults alike. She teaches both Western and English style riding. Her program teaches everything from haltering, leading, grooming, tacking, basic horse care in addition to riding. Teaching is offered year around using both indoor and outdoor arenas. A show program is an special option, where the students are able to show the lesson horses when they reach and are prepared for that level of horsemanship. She loves her horses and it reflects in her teaching. Their well-being is always a priority and she goes the extra mile to teach students how to care for them and share in her passion.
Tennie has been teaching riding lessons for 27+ years. She is certified in English and Western riding instruction and a lifetime member of Certified Horsemanship Association. She does private riding lessons starting at age 5. (Past students range from ages 3 to 80!) She teaches from the ground up. Instruction includes, but is not limited to, horse behavior, haltering, leading, grooming, tacking up, and mounted exercises (walk, trot, canter, etc.). She works in an indoor or outdoor riding arena all year long.
She is all about sharing the love of equine. She especially enjoys seeing the joy of the first ride and loves teaching students how to understand their horses and how to communicate effectively and safely.