Training/conditioning

At NorthHorse, we value the personalities and individual strengths of every horse. We employ a variety of natural, safe, and effective methods that will leave your horse happy and well-adjusted to its job, whether it's trail riding, jumping, dressage, ground driving, or just being a fit and friendly pet. Our training and conditioning programs are normally provided on a monthly basis, and can be done on-site or at a client location (rates may vary due to transportation costs). Please contact for more details, and we'll be happy to work out a program that fits you and your horse.

Price: $500 for a month of training (approx. 25 rides). Price may vary depending on program and trainer assessment.

Riding Lessons

We are pleased to offer riding lessons to our clients with a willing and capable horse of their own. Lessons may vary depending on the age and abilities of the student and horse, but beginners will generally cover a wide variety of topics:

  • basic horse grooming & care
  • ground work
  • round-penning
  • flexibility & confidence-building exercises
  • proper riding position
  • walking/trotting/cantering
  • safety & emergency dismounts

If students are already confident with the fundamentals of riding and horsemanship, we also offer lessons in intermediate topics, such as dressage, jumping, and many Western disciplines. Please contact for more details regarding booking, topics, and availability.

Price: $25 per hour. Student must provide their own horse and tack.

Sales

NorthHorse is committed to matching individuals and families with a horse they can connect with and enjoy. Choose from our herd of exceptional mounts, but if the right horse for you isn't there, we'd be glad to help you navigate the horse market to find your perfect match. Be sure to take a look at our sale horse page. Please contact for more details.

Price: please see our sale horse page for details!

Clinics/Demonstrations

NorthHorse offers a wide variety of unmounted clinics and demonstrations covering numerous topics surrounding horse care and training. These clinics, led by Melissa Maerz, are informative and tailored to suit the individuals that attend them, from children and their parents that haven't been exposed to horses before to experienced horse owners looking to expand their knowledge.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • grooming/braiding
  • leading/ground manners
  • first rides
  • round penning
  • flat work/dressage
  • liberty work
  • conditioning
  • conformation
  • basic horsemanship for beginners
  • meet the herd

Price: $30 for a 1 hour session. Group rates available.