Western Riding Lessons

Riding Western, FastPatti focuses lessons on helping riders establish and understand the independent seat. This is an extremely broad concept but is the basis of communication between the horse and rider. Western riding training lessons will help reduce rider anxiety, while increasing confidence. Patti will teach you, and your horse the skills which you can use daily to improve all aspects of your riding.


Lessons are normally an hour long. Patti customizes each lesson depending on the riding environment, horse, and rider goals. Common focuses for lessons include (but are not limited to) the following…

  • Rider Position Corrections
  • Transitions
  • Trail Riding
  • Bareback Riding
  • Behavior
    • Spooking
    • Barn Sour
    • Obstacle Problems
    • Personal Space Issues
    • Dominance
  • Flat Work
    • Trotting & Posting
    • Cantering
    • Hand Galloping
    • Leg Yielding
  • Arena Manners and Etiquette
  • Horse Show Preparation (Youth, Novice, Open)
    • Pleasure Class
    • Trail Class
    • Most Pattern Classes (Horsemanship, Reining, etc)
    • Showmanship
    • Halter
  • Gaming Events
    • Barrel Racing
    • Pole Bending
  • Veterinary Recommendations

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