Horsemanship Lessons

Brenna has been actively been involved with horses since she was a young child. She grew up learning solid foundations of horsemanship on a multitude of horses and ponies, of all different ages and abilities. As she grew older, Brenna became more and more interested in transferring her skills to the show pen. During her childhood and teenage years, Brenna showed everything from drill team, to barrel racing and gaming, to dressage to pleasure to hunters. It wasn’t until Brenna started taking reining lessons on her first mare, that she had truly discovered the awe of western performance horses. Brenna competed in her first reining show at 15 and has competed intermittently in the discipline since then.

 

While in college at the University of Montana Western, Brenna spent summers teaching riding lessons and schooling lesson horses at the same facility she grew up at in Woodinville, Washington. While there, Brenna taught mostly group lessons to children of all ages, starting with them as young as three years old but she also taught private, semi-private and helped with summer horsemanship camps. After graduating, Brenna earned a full time position as head instructor and co-facilities manager. She helped develop a more solid lesson program and re-vamped the facility's volunteer program. Brenna also went through the Certified Horsemanship Association's English and Western Instructor's credentialing process, which focused on emphasizing safe and correct horsemanship from complete novice to advanced rider.

 

Brenna has continued to show reiners and has gotten into ranch horse, cutting, cowhorse and barrel racing, with earnings in all those listed events. Brenna is still fortunate enough to be taking lessons of her own on her current mare, Frankie, and loves the learning process between horse and rider. She focuses on helping her clients grow from a solid foundation by using a set of several maneuvers to help develop lightness and feel, whether it be on the ground or in the saddle. Brenna’s goal for all of her clients to be able to feel confident in and truly enjoy their time riding, no matter what discipline they ride in. Lessons may be under saddle, ground work or both, dependent upon each client's personal needs. 

 

Brenna currently teaches out of VL Arena in Belgrade, Montana and all lessons are done with the client's own personal horse. 

 

Private lesson for VL boarders: $45

Private lesson for non-VL boarders: $65