Bookends FarmForce free training for all
Lessons, Clicker Training and
Problem Solving for Horses in
the Northeast Kingdom of VT
Pricing and Policies
- Hourly rate for private teaching or training- $50
- Hourly rate for travel- $35
- Pony/horse fee- $10 (if using a Bookends Farm horse for lessons)
PRIVATE LESSON DISCOUNTS
Monthly on-site lesson package – $180 for four lessons in any one calendar month paid in advance (this includes pony/horse fee. No refund for cancelled lessons).
Refer a friend- if you refer a friend who signs up for a monthly package, your next lesson is free!
Foul weather policy – If the weather looks iffy or just plain horrid, come anyway! There is a LOT that can be learned during time spent in the barn (or house)- grooming and handling skills, veterinary and behavior knowledge, observational skills, etc. No refunds will be given for lessons cancelled due to weather.
Training Partners – parent/child, spouses, friends, neighbors, grandparents…if you would like to work as a pair for training, I will come up with something that works for you and price it accordingly.
Leg Up Program– $180 (this provides access to 12 sessions plus two warmup hours. Additional warmup hours can be purchased for $15 each or $100 for all 10. No refunds.) See Programs page for details.
Leg Up Discounts!
Welcome Back- coming back for another series? You pay only $150
Bring a friend- if you refer a friend who signs up for the Leg Up program, you get a $30 credit. If your friend begins at the same time you do, he or she gets a $30 credit as well!
Horses for Homeschoolers – Introductory course (meets weekly for one month) $50 per child- no refunds
Bookends Farm Blog
- Using Positive Reinforcement in a Lesson Program: Part 7, Help the People to Help the Horses
- Positive Reinforcement in a Lesson Plan- How Familiar is R+?
- Using Positive Reinforcement in a Lesson Program: Group or Individual Lessons?
- Positive Reinforcement in a Lesson Program: The Horses and Ponies
- Choice in Husbandry Procedures
- Using Trained Behaviors to Override Emotions
- The Human Animal Bond
- Desensitization Continues
- Layers of Safety When Working with Dogs and Horses