Over the course of the spring and summer of 2017, EQUU8 helped a novice rider reach his goals of successfully completing a 5-day men's pack trip in Tombstone, AZ. From grooming and tacking, to riding at the walk and trot—from the round pen to the arena and trail—Ron built his skills and confidence thanks to our lesson horse, Smokey.
" Suzanne and Sierra—I hope I did you proud. No opportunities for loping or galloping (thank GOD), but more 5-10 second trots than I could count. Though I never mastered the "trot rhythm," I never fell off or got into trouble, even though my draft horse almost went down (stumbled on rocks) on one occasion. I can not express enough my deep and sincere appreciation to you both for the time you spent with me and the knowledge and confidence you instilled. This was anything but a novice trail ride and the fact that I was able to participate every minute, of every day, over 5 days, is a tribute to you both. Without you, I would not have gotten through it successfully.
~ Ron "