Equine Life Solutions’ (ELS) mission is to provide wide-ranging, comprehensive riding and horsemanship programs and activities that bring horses and humans together. Our instructors promote self-awareness, inspire confidence, provide emotionally transformative experiences and teach transferable skills all within a safe, clean and accepting environment. ELS’s teaching methods encompass the physical elements of balanced centered horseback riding, the intellectual acquisition of natural training techniques, and the emotional aspects of fear and confidence. At ELS Stables, we focus on building confidence by emphasizing awareness and safety around ponies and horses. Our kids are posting bareback at a very young age. They learn early body awareness (including simple anatomy) and exercises that help develop posture and strong trunk control. Students also gain upper body strength with the use of special reins for little hands. Riding classes are one hour in length and include preparing the horse to ride through grooming and tacking. Most importantly, children learn early to respect and be kind to our furry friends. Equine Life Solutions offers riding lessons and birthday parties all year round, as well as camps and special programs during the summer.