17620 Central Ave, Bowie, MD 20716
Loftmar Stables Inc
Good for Kids: Yes
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I've ridden at 20+ facilities in my life, and had 20+ hunter/jumper trainers, including many top A circuit show barns/instructors. I have to say Amanda is my favorite coach of them all. She is extremely knowledgeable and has great instincts as an instructor. She knows which students need to be pushed harder and which need a slower progression. She knows the Loftmar horses and knows how to ride them to the best of their abilities. Amanda also makes every lesson interesting, with one or two major skills being the focus of each lesson (for example, one lesson working on rollbacks, or one lesson working on shortening/lengthening) in the midst of always improving equitation and effective riding. She also has a fun way of teaching. Every once in a while we'll play a "game" (Gambler's choice, gong-elimination, hunter derby, etc.) to test our skills as well. The comments she says during the lessons get everybody laughing and remembering that we're there to improve our skills, but also to have a good time.
I have been taking lessons over a year now and have learned tons. My instructor has shown and taught me tons and so has the owner. When I did find a horse of own they helped me help him and answered all my questions. Once ever other month we have the option to use our lesson to learn different things about horses riding and even barn management. Even though my horse is no longer stabled there because I was able to bring him home I am still taking lessons and plan on joining the adult riding league that they have their. They have even offered to have me bring my horse back for joint refresher training and lessons if we would like - love being part of the Loftmar family