Riding Lessons, Therapeutic Riding and Instructors
The Mustang Center offers:
- Weekly riding lessons for individuals of all ages in a safe, fun and educational environment.
- Therapeutic riding; customized for the individual or group based on physical and cognitive abilities and needs.
Weekly Riding Lesson Description
Structured lesson plans for beginners, intermediate to advanced skill levels.
English and Western.
Classes are offered on weekdays or weekends to accommodate your schedule.
Call the Mustang Center to schedule lessons.
Lesson Prices: (one hour)
Private (one rider) : $40
Semi Private (two riders) : $35
Groups (three or more riders) : $30
Linda Raulino, grew up owning and riding horses and ponies. She’s taught horsemanship and riding to people of all ages for over forty years. Linda and her many equine partners competed in hunt seat equitation, jumping, hunter pace events and field trials for many years culminating in many championships for competitive trail riding. Her emphasis on dressage riding as well as combined training has enhanced her teaching skills.
She was a Judge for U.S. Pony Club, organized regional therapeutic riding Special Olympics competitions, St. Jude Research Hospital Ride-A-Thons and competed in pleasure carriage driving.
Her talent for helping others along with her passion for horses blended when her career of Equine Assisted Therapy and Therapeutic Riding found her in 1987.
Linda is a certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor with PATH (previously NARHA) (1994) and EAGALA (2004). She continues Internship programs for new Instructors and creates safe and educational lesson programs for her riders at The Mustang Center.
Contact Linda at 303-250-8787 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Joan Zalewski, grew up in a military family and attended 11 different schools before the age of 18 all over the world. This kind of life influenced her tremendously. She learned quickly how to adapt and thrive in ever changing situations. She was drawn to horses at the age of 10, which proved to be a stabilizing influence in her adolescent life. Horses have become a key in Joan’s adult life which set her on a path to become EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) Level 2 certified. 25 years in the corporate world of Banking, Investments and Finance allowed her insight into the serious need to influence change in working relationships in the work-place.
With Tim Manson, Innovative Horizons in Killeen, Texas she gained her certification as an Equine Assisted Learning Training Specialist in 2006.
Joan is also the founder of Horses Change People. She creates a safe, gentle workshop environment. People working with horses start to recognize blocks and barriers they face. With a horse-partner she works with people to recognize reactions and re-wire thinking patterns allowing us to overcome self defeating behaviors and move to a new level of experience in daily life.
Contact Joan at 303-810-1666 or email: email@example.com
Laura Wolf, began riding horses in her native Illinois when she was six years old and never stopped. As a teen she rescued Dreamer; a sick, boney thoroughbred off the track and nursed him back to health. With her patience, experience and training Dreamer went on to become a championship hunter. She gained experience training and working with all breeds and types of horses. Laura has competed in many disciplines, including western pleasure, hunter/jumper, dressage, eventing, and intercollegiate. Her background experience includes riding instruction, barn caretaker/manager and racetrack exerciser.
Laura graduated with a B.S. in Equine Science from Southern Illinois University in 2012. After graduation she moved to Colorado, bringing her off-track thoroughbred; Phoebe and completed a four month internship at The Mustang Center. She continues to share her expertise as an instructor and caretaker at The Mustang Center.