At Epona Riding Academy, we provide comprehensive, personalized instruction in a beautiful setting with amazing instructors and horses! Epona offers Horseback Riding Lessons from beginner through advanced levels specializing in Hunters, Jumpers, Equitation and Pleasure riding for ages 5 through adult! We also build all foundations with Natural Horsemanship methods which are integrated into each lesson. We are a horseback riding school located just outside of Los Angeles and just minutes from the city and next door to La Crescenta, Burbank, La Canada and Glendale.
Epona is also a Natural Horsemanship based training center. Full and partial training are available and tailored for each specific horse.
We provide high quality instruction and thorough horsemanship training to all of our students. We specialize in the English Hunter style of riding and Equitation. Lessons are 45 minutes to one hour, 15-30 minutes of horsemanship and 30 minutes of riding. Group lessons for intermediate and advanced riders are available.
Natural Horsemanship is a method of teaching and interacting with horses based on trust, respect and communication, in a language the horse can understand, rather than using fear, intimidation and mechanical devices.
If we are going to communicate with the horse, it’s easier for us to learn their language than the other way around. The biggest mistake people make in trying to teach horses is, using predator psychology on a prey animal; it just doesn’t work very well. The more we look at things from the horse’s point of view the easier it is for them to understand what we are asking them to learn.
Why Natural Horsemanship works?
Natural horsemanship works because it recognizes that it is easier for a horse to understand what we want them to do if we communicate to them in a language they already understand, rather than attempting to teach them our language.
We prefer to create a respectful relationship between ourselves and the horse. Our brand of horsemanship is about the horse, not the clothes he wears. Tailored to fit each individual horse. Full or part time training using Natural Horsemanship Training and Liberty techniques with Dressage foundations on every horse. We also train Hunters and do Starting, restarting, problem solving and finishing Trail, Hunter/Jumper and Dressage prospects.
Lessons in Natural Horsemanship are available!
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