From its beginning over 90 years ago, Brown Ledge has committed to teaching real horsemanship, refusing to be satisfied with the ordinary policy of merely providing an opportunity to ride.
Brown Ledge has gone through many changes in its riding program since its inception. Both horse care and riding instruction have evolved over the years, and we have made a point of tailoring our program and hiring staff that keep us up to date on the current methods of both endeavors. We provide instruction in both Hunt Seat and Combined Training (a combination of basic dressage, cross country, and stadium jumping).
Brown Ledge campers make progress that is genuine and measurable through weekday riding lessons. The ability to practice each day what they learned the day before gives our riders an advantage over those who only have lessons that occur once each week. It also gives the avid “horse loving” campers an opportunity to spend as much time as they like around horses!
There are, in our experience, two very distinct lines of interest among campers who ride. There are those who eagerly absorb all of the instruction they can get, want to show or event, and hope to someday be owners and trainers. There are also those campers, equally important, who think of riding as pure recreation, who want instruction aimed at giving them the skills necessary to enjoy – safely – the pleasure of being able to handle a horse with confidence. The Brown Ledge horsemanship program answers the aims of both groups by providing lessons that are tailored to each rider’s needs, both on and off the horse.