Smith Equestrian provides a wide range of western riding lessons from beginners just starting to explore the horse world to advanced western equitation students headed for the show pen. We have provided lessons to all ages...from 4 year old first time lead line lessons to 74 year old clients just wanting a refresher. We also provide basic instruction in gymkhana and work with you to tune up your western rail horse.
Lessons are centered around the student’s goals….whether it be competition or simply regaining confidence and overcoming fear. There is no agenda...rather the emphasis is on creating a team of rider and horse. Each lesson is custom tailored to the student, the needs of both horse and rider at that particular moment in time, and the physical circumstances as they present themselves. All lessons provide time on the ground laying the groundwork for a successful partnership as well as time in the saddle.
Please call for a FREE introduction to our equine team and tour of the facility. 970-556-4914
Smith Equestrian occupies the private trainer's portion of a larger horse boarding facility and frequently we have our own independent horse boarding available. We are a small operation, operating separately and independently from the larger boarding facility that surrounds us.
With a maximum of only 8 horses in our care at any given time, we are able to provide specialized, individual attention and care for your equine partner. All boarded horses are housed inside box stalls at night and hand walked to individual turnout paddocks every morning (weather permitting) where they spend most of the day. This twice a day individual attention allows us to do evaluations on all the horses as they are moved and check for any medical issues and/or concerns that may need to be addressed.
Stalls and turnout paddocks are cleaned daily and stalls are bedded with rehydrated wood pellets. We provide blanketing/unblanketing, up to 3 flakes of hay twice a day, twice a year worming (so everyone is on the same schedule), and lots of love and kisses. We are also happy to feed any grain and/or supplements you provide.
All boarders have access to both indoor and outdoor arenas, pasture riding, two enclosed round pens, heated restroom, and heated viewing deck/lounge in the indoor arena.
Base price is $575/month with options for us to exercise your horse at additional pricing. Please contact us at 970-556-4914 to set up a private showing of the facility.
60-minute private session
One hour of horse time customized to your goals and needs using one of our amazing lesson horses. Includes horse prep, warm up, riding lesson and cool down time. All tack (including helmets) are provided...you just bring a pair of hard-soled shoes with a heel and your enthusiasm.
90-minute private session
BY POPULAR DEMAND...
Many of our clients said 60 minutes just wasn't enough time, so we introduced a 90 minute session. These sessions are customized with ground and riding time to meet your horsey goals. Perfect for beginners needing extra ground-time, or the more experienced that want extra ground and/or saddle time.
30-Minute private ground-only
Perfect for the person wanting horse time without riding, these sessions focus on lots of quality heart-to-heart time with your equine friend. We will spend time brushing and grooming, learning safe ground techniques, and both reflective roundpen and active roundpen activities.
60-minute semi-private session
These sessions include all the aspects of a private 60 minute session, with the additional fun of sharing it with another rider. Semi-private sessions are limited to 2 horse/rider teams. Time slots are available only during certain days and times, so call us for availability.
90-Minute Semi-private session
Share the love, share the experience! These sessions are customized to reach student goals with ample time for ground and mounted work. Semi-private sessions are limited to 2 riders to allow for maximum coaching time. Time slots are available only during certain days and times, so call us for availability.
30-Minute pee Wee session
Only available to ages 4-6, these lessons are the perfect length for our youngest riders as they gain confidence on the ground and in the saddle. Completely customized to the individual child, special care is taken to establish the human-horse connection and teach all aspects of safety and care for our four-legged friends.
Owned by Tracy Monthei Smith and Reuben Smith, Smith Equestrian operates out of the private trainer's facility at Stonestreet Stables in Colorado. Located just a mile east of I25, the facility is easy to access and provides quiet and solitude for riding lessons, boarding and Equine Assisted Life Coaching sessions provided by SE Coaching.
Call us at 970-556-4914 to schedule your FREE introduction to our team.
Because it is very important to us at Smith Equestrian to match horses and curriculum to the individual human, please take the time to tell us a little more about yourself.