Whether you are looking for: a new mount to pamper; one of our On Farm Lease Horses; a one of a kind competition in a striking landscape; to board or train your horse; private instruction; clinics; or a lovely trail/ cross country course -- we invite you with open arms to our unique facility.
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instruction, clinics, workshops, trail trials, drill team sessions.....
Available to our boarders, leasing students, and horses in training at RHF -
RUNNING HORSE FARM is located in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains of Northern New York. We are a small teaching, training, and boarding facility with roots in Classical Dressage, Natural Horsemanship, Centered Riding, and Competitive Trail. We take pride in our American Bashkir Sporthorse breeding program; and starting youngsters under saddle with balance, strength, and confidence to provide a strong foundation for any future discipline.
We Train client's horses and our sale horses, to be confident and to enjoy the many benefits of our strong cross training program. We start youngsters gradually with: Natural Horsemanship groundwork; Classical Dressage training on the longe with side reins and then long lines; and when we have a horse going well safely under saddle with confidence - we add cross training on our trail course and work in close proximity to other horses in informal Drill Team Sessions.. Whether you need your young horse started, or would like to add, trail work or dressage to your horse's repertoire - the monthly cost for Training is $700 and includes a stall with turnout and 4 to 5 training sessions per week. Once your mount has established new skills with confidence, we custom design a program to incorporate you into the equation; when you return home together- you will be working in harmony. We accept reservations on a first come first serve basis for a limited number of outside horses coming in for Training May through November .
We offer Private Instruction to riders interested in both work in hand and under saddle. Whether you are seeking to: learn to work your horse on long lines or the longe; increase your horse's sensitivity to your aids under saddle; add lateral work to your repertoire; learn basic Natural Horsemanship skills; add cavaletti or low fences to your horse's skills; or gain basic trail skills, our approach to instruction is to provide an understanding of the training method that will allow the student to be capable ultimately of training a horse from the ground up. Benefit from reviewing video footage taken from your riding sessions when needed. Private instruction is $60 pr lesson- sessions last 45 minutes (sometimes longer). Purchase a block of 8 lessons @ $420 and you are getting one lesson free! (Private Lessons for boarders and leasing students- $50.) Semi-private instruction is available by request to riders working at similar levels. Treat yourself to a full Weekend of Private Instruction tailored to your interests and needs. Call to design your One On One Weekend! *A block of lessons must be used by the rider before October 15th.
We also travel to farms, Consulting for both training and instruction. If you would like Marla to work at your facility, please call to discuss your needs.
Our Trail Trial Series of competition reflects our cross training program. The course involves beautiful varied terrain over our 45 acre course with checkpoints that include optional obstacles: water crossings; natural fences; lateral work... The horses that attend our Series include a wonderful variety of breeds; and the riders that compete vary in age and disciplines. The course is designed to be ridden by both the competitive rider as well as the trainer looking for a positive schooling environment for the green horse.
********Go to our "EVENTS" Page for competition dates. Go to 2nd page of "PHOTO GALLERY" to see photos from past events.
We offer For Sale rare, hardy, athletic American Bashkir x Lusitano & American Bashkir x Warmblood Sport Horses bred for competition and versatility. Our horses live in herd groups in pastures of varied terrain including woods and some water crossings. This lifestyle provides our horses with a strong foundation of appropriate social skills that can only develop within a herd group, and establishes trail sense and agility for future training. When our horses come of training age, they are schooled gradually on the ground employing methods from: natural horsemanship, longing with side reins, and schooling with long lines; and then in the arena, on the trail, and in close proximity to other horses in informal Drill Team Sessions to shape equine athletes balanced both physically as well as mentally. If you are interested in a horse to work cows - while started with Dressage training, our horses are responsive to the rider's aids and are comfortable around cattle by being raised and schooled around our small herd of naturally raised Herefords. We are breeding and preparing personable athletes with solid foundations to pursue any future discipline. We encourage our buyers to experience our horses' training from the ground up, by designing a full Weekend of Private Instruction tailor made to your interests and needs.
Come and enjoy our unique facility by Boarding , or through our Retirement Board, Board Study and Board Plus Programs. Board includes: a 10x13 stall cleaned daily, with turnout, quality grain and hay at $375 pr. Month, & heated water buckets during the winter months. (*Call for feed and bedding options/ details.) *We are happy to feed supplements when required, (supplied by the boarder) am & pm at no additional charge. Store your tack, and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and conversation in our heated tack room. The Retirement Package includes: board; grooming your horse 4 days a week; spraying your horse with your provided repellent each morning during insect season; holding your horse for routine vaccines and routine farrier appointments; and paste de-worming your horse on our farm rotation if your horse is not on a daily wormer regimen (boarder is billed for wormer; ). Whether you have limited barn time due to a demanding schedule, or simply want to pamper your horse; this package is offered for $450 per month. The Study Program is offered on a limited basis to committed students and includes board and 4 private lessons (May through November) at $560 pr. month. If you are busy with job or family you may opt for your horse to be exercised/ schooled 1 or 2 days a week in our Board Plus Program. This is a great way to add training and to help keep your horse fit and thinking if your riding time is scarce. Fee is $525 and $650 per month respectively. Stall space is limited and available on a first come first serve basis. We also have a large paddock (approximately 2 acres) with a run-in and a heated water trough available for lease for two horses for $675 per month. We are happy to offer services to our boarders and horses in for training, like daily application of repellents during fly season, call for more information. CLICK HERE TO VISIT BARN CLICK HERE TO SEE EVENTS
*PLEASE NOTE THAT FARM PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE, AND DO NOT INCLUDE NYS SALES TAX WHEN APPLICABLE.
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***Annual On Farm Lease Program: Enjoy the pleasures of having a horse; while we continue to care for the horse's needs at our facility. This is a great way to improve your riding skills, and to enjoy our facility and events. We are happy to offer 2 horses for annual lease and shared lease to committed riders. Enjoy your horse and join us in drill sessions, on the trails, take advantage of Private Lessons at a reduced rate.... Click here to visit our ON FARM LEASE page for more details.
Visit our EVENTS PAGE for workshops and weekends of art and horses. We also custom design birthday and special event days at the farm. Call us to create a day where your guests will enjoy the special occasion and be inspired by the beauty in animals and the natural world around us. They may experiment: with life drawing from animal models on the farm & working from photographs; play with collage as a creative form of expression; or enjoy the process of working with color and found objects that we collect treasure hunting on the farm. Be creative- and call us in advance to begin organizing your event to be remembered.