"Educating people in the ways of partnership with horses."
The top priority at MRH is creating mutually beneficial relationships between horses and the people who love them. There are two components to the program that work together in developing these successful and long-lasting partnerships: Wholeness Through Horsemanship™ and the Wanted Horse Training Program™.
The Wholeness Through Horsemanship™ program is designed as a progressive and comprehensive curriculum, providing students with a solid foundation upon which to build their horsemanship dreams. Emphasis is placed on understanding the horse's instinctive nature, as well as our own, as it relates to the experience of ultimate partnership with horses. Relationships that are characterized by mutual respect and trust are established through groundwork, after which the privilege of riding may then be enjoyed. Horse owners and enthusiasts alike will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to become their horses trusted and respected partner, both on the ground and in the saddle.
MRH offers a broad selection of courses and clinics designed with the safety and success of the student - human and horse alike, in mind. The MRH Courses are the foundation to the program, are more than one day in length and require prerequisites due to their progressive and comprehensive nature. The MRH Clinics are supplements to the foundational courses, are typically one day in length and do not have prerequisites. Courses are scheduled 4 - 6 weeks apart allowing students time to practice and solidify their newly acquired skills through the means of private and semi-private instruction.
Discover Your Leader Within
Develop an Independent Seat
Training for the Trail
Introduction to Western Dressage
From the Horse's Point of View
So, You Want to Buy a Horse?
Equine First Aid
Trouble Free Trailer Loading
Truck and Trailer Safety and Handling
Western Dressage I
Western Dressage II
Courses and Clinics: Courses are greater than one day in length and may have prerequisites. Participants are encouraged to bring their own horse, or a lesson horse may be reserved. Clinics are one day in length and, unless otherwise noted, do not have prerequisites. If applicable, participants may bring their own horse, or a lesson horse may be reserved. Participants must be registered and have paid in full prior to the course or clinic start date. Class size is limited to ensure individual attention. What People are Saying
Auditor: $25/day or $40 for both days
* Rates listed are for events hosted by MRH. Rates for events hosted by other organizations may vary. See individual event listing on the Calendar for specific details and rates.
Private and Semi-Private Instruction: Private and semi-private instruction supplements and supports the skills and knowledge acquired through the courses and clinics. What People are Saying
|Lessons at MRH facility:|
With your horse - $50/hour
With lesson horse - $60/hour
|Lessons at Your facility:|
Within 5 miles - $50/hour + $25 travel charge
Within 15 miles - $50/hour + $50 travel charge
Within 30 miles - $50/hour + $75 travel charge
Within 50 miles - $50/hour + $125 travel charge
|Lessons at MRH facility:|
With your horse -$40/hour
With lesson horse - $50/hour
|Lessons at Your facility:|
Within 5 miles - $40/hour + $25 travel charge
Within 15 miles - $40/hour + $50 travel charge
Within 30 miles - $40/hour + $75 travel charge
Within 50 miles - $40/hour + $125 travel charge
Horsemanship Intensives: Emily offers the unique opportunity for horse enthusiasts to create a customized intensive study format just for you. An intensive with Emily will accelerate your horsemanship skills as you receive in-depth guidance and help with your horsemanship. Choose any of Emily's course or clinic topics to focus on or create your own list of things you would like to cover during your customized horsemanship intensive based on your current needs and desires. What People are Saying
1 - 2 days: $500/day
3 days: $475/day
4 + days: $450/day
1 - 2 days: $400/day
3 days: $375/day
4 + days: $350/day
1 - 2 days: $300/day
3 days: $275/day
4 + days: $250/day
Referral Appreciation Program: Refer a person to the MRH program and once they become a client the referring person will receive a $20 certificate good toward courses, clinics or private instruction and an MRH sticker as thanks.
Second Timer Discount: Participate in a course or clinic that you have previously taken, for a second time at half price (space permitting).
Serious Student of the Horse Special: Register as a participant in the 5 foundation courses in the MRH Wholeness Through Horsemanship program and receive 25% off your registration of the 6th course.
* participants must mention above discounts to qualify
Courses and Clinics: Full payment is due upon registration to confirm your participation. If you choose to pay by check, payment must be received within 3 days of registration or the registration is automatically cancelled. Please be sure you are willing to commit to attending the course or clinic as payment is NON - REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE to another event. Spot in course or clinic may be transferable to another individual of your choice, although the individual must have met the prerequisites, (if applicable) for the course or clinic. You are responsible for filling your spot should you cancel. Please check in with us should we have a wait list.
If you have an injured horse, please supply us with a vet note and the tuition will be rolled over to be used for another course or clinic.
We reserve the right to cancel, and/or reschedule due to lack of registration or severe weather. If the clinic is rescheduled your tuition will be rolled over to be used for another clinic. If it is not rescheduled or you are not able to attend the rescheduled date, your registration is then eligible for a refund.
Private and Semi-Private Instruction: Private and semi-private instruction in Nebraska requires at least 24-hour notice. Less than 24-hour notice will result in full charge for lesson. Private and semi-private instruction in Colorado requires full payment at the time of booking and payment is non-refundable, but is fully transferable to another individual of our choice.
Auditing: Auditor tickets are non-refundable, but transferable to another individual of your choice.
Participant agrees to abide by the barn rules and policies of any facilities hosting MRH events. This includes providing any and all documents required by host facility to permit horse on their grounds (i.e. proof of negative Coggins, health certificate, brand inspection).
MRH is proud to support the noble work of equine non-profit organizations that are making a difference in the lives of horses and the people who love them. MRH partners with these programs to offer the Wholeness Through Horsemanship™ line-up of educational events as fundraising and promotional opportunities for the benefit of equine non-profit organizations. MRH as well, offers horse training, horsemanship instruction and consultation services to these organizations pro bono or at discounted rates.
If you are a part of an equine non-profit organization whose work and mission align with the philosophy of MRH, please contact Emily to discuss how MRH might support your program.
Organizations that MRH has partnered with:
Groundwork is learning how to understand and communicate with the horse from the ground. The goal is to gain the ability to control the horse's movement, which is how leadership is established in the horse's natural language. Being viewed by the horse as their respected and trusted herd leader is essential, as it helps to ensure safety, success, and a mutually beneficial partnership once on their back. Learn more about the natural language of the horse in Emily's collection of articles.
Absolutely not! MRH has a wonderful group of lesson horses available for your learning. In fact, taking horsemanship lessons prior to owning your first horse is highly recommended and is a terrific gift to your future equine partner.
If I have been around horses for a long time, do I still need to take Horsemanship 101: Earning Respect?Yes. All students begin with the Horsemanship 101 course, as it is the foundation upon which a "sky is the limit" relationship is enjoyed with horses. New students find that it provides them with the knowledge and skills needed to enter the world of horses with confidence. And more experienced students often report that the course filled in the gaps in their understanding of horses and increased their knowledge of the "how" and "why" in horsemanship. You may read about what past students have said about their experience in the Horsemanship 101 course on the What People are Saying page.
At MRH, riding a horse is seen as a privilege that is earned. All students, regardless of prior experience, begin with groundwork in order to gain the position of respected and trusted herd leader. Gaining this position—and the horse's permission to ride which accompanies it—can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months, depending on each student's rate of learning.