All Season Stables specializes in Western Pleasure, Hunt Seat, Showmanship, Youth, Amateur, Trail and the starting of young horses. For the Western Pleasure and Hunt horse, we strive to improve length of stride, balance, and flow of movement. Our goal is to encourage horses to move naturally and with self carriage. A willingness to work and a pleasant appearance along with obedience are goals as well. Conformation is always taken into consideration when evaluating the pleasure horse. Our ground work starts with showmanship and lunging. Again, obedience on the ground is very important; standing square, moving away from pressure, backing, pivoting on the correct hind foot, and forward motion are established at the ground level. We expect our horses to develop three distinct speeds at each gait. They will ideally have a very slow legged “show walk”, a medium walk, and a extended walk. A slow legged and soft jog, a working trot and an extended trot. A slow legged, soft, collected, lope, a free flowing collected canter and an extension of the canter. As the horse progresses in these gaits, we encourage an introduction to the show scene, taking these horses to local, state and regional horse shows to compete. Our youth and amateur horses must be quiet and willing, along with moving correctly. If you would like to show trail or would like to trail ride around the state or country, we introduce your horse to as much stimuli as possible. Trail horses are evaluated in the arena first to establish the basics. They are then ridden out on the trails around All Season Stables. Traffic, water, birds, dogs, and ATV’s are just some of the things they will come into contact with while trail riding. Our starting begins with ground work, showmanship and lunging, and progresses to basic riding in the arena. Our goal with starting is to communicate with the horse and teach them how to learn. The horse, as a willing student, can progress much more rapidly if taught to look for comfort in the process of learning. A solid foundation prepares them for success in the future. Polocrosse training is also available.