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The Good Shepherd Ranch

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A Unique Equine Facility~

(520) 990-2041

Horse Driving Lessons

 

Horse & Wagon/Carriage Driving lessons

Want to learn how to drive a horse & Wagon? 

 
We now offer Driving lessons.

The Good Shepherd Ranch School of Driving

 The GSR School of Driving is open year round to work with people of all ages who want to learn how to drive horses the first time or who have been driving but want to improve their skills for pleasure, work or commercial businesses. We have plenty of horses here to use for lessons or students may bring their own horses if they are well trained to drive.

We offer private lessons or you can sign up for one of our future clinics.

Questions:

How long does it take to learn how to drive?

That depends on you and your ability to grasp what we have to teach. We suggest at least 10-14 lessons to be comfortable with the basics, but it may take longer depending on what you want to do. Once you understand the different use of the reins (lines) for communication, then the art of driving can begin. There is a lot to learn so schedule as much time as you can. If you can only take a few lessons at a time - you should have all the basics down. Some people can go home and drive a well trained horse after 6 to 7 lessons, but it is like anything else - you just can't learn it all right away. It takes time and practice to be safe and efficient.

Clinics :
You can have a private clinic for yourself or your group. This is for people who want to spend the entire day learning as much as they can about harnessing, hitching and driving horses. This will include lots of hands-on driving experience; how to get a better response from the driven horse; question and answer time; safety considerations; horse types and abilities; the horse's way of thinking and responding; what the horse needs are from the driver. 


Lodging :
Make a fun vacation out of it!  Meals are provided, served family style. Call for rates. There will be additional question/answer time and conversations before, during and after meals. There are motels within 40 minutes and restaurants within 10 minutes. We can take a limited amount of RV's. There is also other RV campgrounds near by. 

Schedules: 
We can be flexible in our class times and dates, so call and talk with us about what schedule works best for you. 


Lessons: 
The lessons vary with each student. Everyone has different interests and levels of ability so we work with each individual to offer them what they need the most. We will briefly cover harnessing, fitting and adjustments, but we focus mostly on hands-on-driving. We are very flexible in the lessons and we try to accommodate your individual goals and requirements. You may drive a single horse or a well matched pair. 

Gift Certificates: 

We offer gift certificates! We can make available as many driving hours as you would like to give. Gift certificates are a great idea for: 
Mother/Daughter or Father/Son days! Come learn & have a great experience together.

Great for a Husband or Wife as a surprise gift.

Horses: 
We usually have a variety of horses to drive including draft horses, cross breeds, light horses and ponies. If you have a well trained horse, you may bring them for your lessons. 

PLEASE CALL 520-990-2041 OR EMAIL [email protected]
 

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WARNING:

UNDER ARIZONA STATE LAW, AN EQUINE ACTIVITY SPONSOR OR EQUINE PROFESSIONAL IS NOT LIABLE FOR AN INJURY TO OR THE DEATH OF A PARTICIPANT IN EQUINE ACTIVITIES RESULTING FROM THE INHERENT RISKS OF EQUINE ACTIVITIES. AZ STATUE s 12-553

NOTICE:

We are an equine facility! All activities on these grounds are subject to the Equine Inherent Risk Law. AZ statue s 12-553. By your presence on these grounds you have indicated that you have accepted the limits of liability resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities. By signing our waiver you are regarded as a participant and limited by the INHERENT RISK LAW.  

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