Riding Lessons / Natural Horsemanship / Training / Certified Equine Bodyworker
Our mission is twofold: To provide a youth focused comprehensive riding and horsemanship programs that promotes self-awareness, inspire confidence, provides emotionally transformative experiences and teaches transferable skills; and to provide therapies to improve the health of our equine partners through the use of holistic modalities.
The Riding Program was created with the goal of helping students acquire foundational skills, develop new techniques and confidently move forward in their learning journey.
The Equine Bodywork services intend to help and improve the lives and comfort of our equine partners.
Why the name Happy Hooves? The name was selected as all the horses in the riding program came from rescue situations and are now living very happy lives. Gaby is a strong believer of adopting versus purchasing when possible. This belief of course, depends on riding discipline, goals, competition etc. For the needs of our riding program which essentially focuses on pleasure and trail riding, we have found that many horses from rescue situations can be retrained and make great riding partners.
We provide a youth focused, comprehensive riding and horsemanship programs and provide therapeutic services to improve the health of your equine partner.
Tiny Cowboy/Cowgirl Lessons
Riding & Horsemanship Lessons
Private lessons are 60 minutes. Lesson content will vary and will be tailored to the riders experience and confidence. All sessions include riding, grooming and saddling time.
**Season is currently closed.
Re-opening in April/May 2024.
Session includes a myo-manipulative session (massage) with additional supportive treatments (kinesiology, Gua Sha, cupping etc.) performed based on findings.
Each session lasts between 60 to 90 minutes depending on my findings and which treatments are performed.
Jen Doty, CA
"Gaby was absolutely amazing with my daughter! Her is extremely knowledgeable, patient and kind. I would recommend Happy Hooves in a second! Thank you so much Gaby!"
Kari Lynn, CA
"Owen had a GREAT lesson this morning with Gabrielle of Happy Hooves!! He was able to canter off line and he did great! He then cooled sweet Dolly down and got some horse smooches. It is so great seeing him improve every lesson but that wouldn’t be possible if he didn’t have an amazing teacher! Can’t wait for his next lesson!"
Laurie Estes, CA
"I highly recommend Gabby for horseback riding lessons! I was lucky enough to get lessons from Gabby a few years ago and loved it. Gabby is fun, patient and her passion for horses is contagious. Thank you Gabby!"