New Students

How Do I Enter Your Programs?

IF YOU DON’T HAVE A HORSE PARTNER YET…

…AND YOU WISH TO LEARN OUR “HAPPY SIDEKICKS TO HAPPY HORSES” APPROACH FOR THE FUTURE MOMENT IN WHICH LIFE WILL PUT THEM ON YOUR PATH…

…then regardless of your riding level or potential previous experience with horses, we will have you (or your child) start from our New Student Orientation program. 

  • We have New Student Orientations slots available for Adults and Children in July and August. Be sure to sign-up as they’re the only ones we’e hosting this year.

  • In the meantime, you can audit Hatha Equus lessons via our “Sneak Peaks”. See details here:

IF YOU HAVE YOUR OWN HORSE PARTNER…

…WHO YOU WISH TO TRAIN WITH HATHA EQUUS…

…you have various opportunities!

For the more intensive live-in training, write us an email to hear about our Training Track Program!

Fr the “haul your horse in” options, please attend 3 “Sneak Peaks” to get an understanding of Hatha Equus in person. After that, talk to us: you might be already eligible for our Playgrounds!

If you are thinking of hauling your horse in one or more times a week for training, then the perfect platform to get our advice and training support are the Hatha Equus Playgrounds!

What might these playgrounds be?!? Well, while we work on a description for our website, we invite you to  attend them in person as an auditor. It will be a great opportunity to talk to us and see which program of ours you might be eligible for/interested in, given where you are at in your relationship with your horse, your dreams with them and theirs with you 🤗

Stay in the loop!

Also, if you wish to “breathe some Wildsong air” and get to know us while waiting for lessons to open up, then consider coming to our public events as an auditorMovie nights and clinics are the perfect opportunities! Make sure you join our newsletter so you can stay in the loop!

FAQs for Humans Who Don’t Have a Horse Partner Yet

Where Will I (Or My Child) Start?

Regardless of your riding level or potential previous experience with horses, we will have you (or your child) start from our New Student Orientation program. It’s a 4 week program where we guide you  through the foundational horsemanship languages and horse care aspects that you will then deepen in our weekly horsemanship classes, as well as the lay of the land and the practices at Wildsong Ranch. Read more about this program here:

Do You Do Trail Rides?

We sure do…for our advanced students! In order to take you out on a trail ride, we need to know that you have developed solid safety instincts on horse back, confident seat and cues, and especially a trust based relationship with the horse you are going to partner up with! 

So if you wanted to call us because your daughter’s birthday is next week and you wished to take her on a trail ride…we are probaby not the right fit for you! 

Do You Ride English Or Western?

Both, but the type of saddle we use is not the point for Hatha Equus. We draw from different disciplines and horsemanship frameworks (which we practice on horseback and on the ground), to teach our human students of any age how to support horses physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually…and vice versa! Many new students ask us what sort of clothes they need to wear for lessons. We have no other standard than comfortable and safe (we will be more specific as you join our programs of course!)…for the rest, you do you!

What Horses Will I Work With?

We are lucky enough to have many horse teachers among our herd, of many different breeds and talents, each of whom will teach you incredibly valuable lessons! At the beginning of your journey with Hatha Equus, we try to pair you up with as many horses as we can, so that you can learn to communicate with as many horsenalities as possible! As you make your way to intermediate and advanced level, you might even start considering leasing opportunities with a horse in particular!

Will I get assigned to “my own horse” in classes?

Since most of our offerings are in group format, we will often work with several different horses in one lesson, frequently rotating between them! In the earlier lessons, you’ll likely share a horse, taking turns working on specific skills.  As students become more advanced, they’ll work with their own horse.  We love for students to have an opportunity to work with a variety of horses so that their horsemanship skills become more dynamic. The more horses we work with, the more opportunities for learning there are! 

Do You Have Leasing Opportunities?

They often indeed come up at Wildsong Ranch, and Hatha Equus is excited to facilitate horses and humans finding each other in more committed partnerships! As soon as our beginner students get handy with the horsemanship tool kit we teach and are able to cross a few safety and consent items off of our “leasing eligibility checklist”, then beautiful conversations happen 😍