Submitted by Name: Taryn From: Fort Collins E-mail: Contact
Comments: Wow...what to say about Kate and Owl Canyon Services. When I startd, I had had a recent burst of love for horses and riding and really wanted to take lessons - I wanted something affordable and an instructor that could help me become the best rider I could be, for whatever type of riding I would be doing. Kate was just this - she is an incredible teacher and open to helping you learn exactly what you want. She is an extremely knowledgeable horsewoman and uses natural horsemanship practices and knows a variety of types of riding. Western or English, this is an incredible place to learn to ride or continue riding if you already have experience. After working hard to become a better rider and horsewoman all around, I finally got a job riding and working with horses - ALL of my fundamentals and basis of riding is thanks to Kate. And Sky and Bandit and Anira and Joe and Buck
Added: February 27, 2015
Submitted by Name: Corey Sauer From: Wellington, CO E-mail: Contact
Comments: I both take lessons from Kate for myself as well as take my 3-year-old out for pony rides. I have always had a good experience there. Kate is an excellent teacher who knows what she's talking about, in addition to being perceptive and responsive to the needs of both horse and rider. My son loves taking trips out there, has remembered "his" pony's name since shortly after his second birthday, and is always looking forward to his next trip out.
Added: February 9, 2014
Submitted by Name: Amber T From: Fort Collins E-mail: Contact
Comments: I have been going to Kate for horsebackriding lessons for about a year now. Kate is the most patient, kind, and intuitive person you could ever meet. I have had health problems for a few years and Kate has helped me tremendously with therapeutic riding that has been a source of pain relief that I could not find anywhere else. She always knows just what I need when I need it and she has brought me through some tough times. I am now pain-free and my life is better for it. I would highly recommend Kate for filling that horsey-sized hole in your heart! She's the best! Thanks Kate!
Added: January 25, 2014
Submitted by Name: Patti Brandt From: Wellington, CO E-mail: Contact
Comments: I first sent my nine-year-old twins to Kate for riding lessons. They love working with her. They both did pony camp with her this past summer and were so excited for each new day's fun. Even though we have horses of our own, they learn better from Kate than from boring old mom... I had grown up around horses but hadn't ridden regularly for years. I bought a horse that intimidated me and was on the verge of selling him. Kate worked with him just a couple of times and taught him how to respect again, then taught me his language and how to work with him. It was magic and I am so very glad that I didn't sell him. We have a special bond now and I enjoy him immensely. Kate has done wonders for my family and our relationship with our horses. I trust her completely with my children, she is always aware and teaching how to safely be around horses. Even my teenage son enjoys working with Kate.
Added: January 4, 2014
Submitted by Name: Teresa McGinty From: Wellington, CO E-mail: Contact
Comments: When I found Kate @ OCHS I was hoping to find someone who would mostly let my daughter ride. She had her own horse & we ended up losing him & decided it wasn't a good time to get another. Kate has taken my daughter to a new level! My daughter loves & lives for coming out to OCHS. Rylee had camp with her over the summer & had so much fun! They learn different things about the horses, everyday she would come home & excitedly tells us what she learned & did, she couldn't wait until the next day! Kate keeps the camps small & personal which I think is awesome! We also put our 5 year old son in kiddie camp, it was perfect for him! He loved also learning & riding! We now have both of our children riding weekly with Kate & they love it! I see a lot of growth with them both! Not only do the kids love to ride & the horses they also have a bound with Kate & love her to no end!
I would very much recommend anyone that is looking for a trainer to work with their kids Kate is the person. She seems to love the kids as much as they do her! She is very passionate & caring but takes training serious!
Added: September 20, 2013
Submitted by Name: Maddie Johnson From: Ft. Collins, CO E-mail: Contact
Comments: Well, when I first started at OCHS, I had vrey little knowledge of horses besides the fact that they were (and still are) my favorite animal. Kate put me on a few different horses to see which one I was best matched with. When I wasn't riding, I was taught how to groom a horse properly, learned how much food and water they consumed and the general care of horses and more! Kate is a wonderful instructor filled with humor and almost every time I go out to ride I learn something new!
Added: September 6, 2012
Submitted by Name: Mary Jane Smith From: Boulder CO E-mail: Contact
Comments: Taking lessons at Owl Canyon Horse Services is so much fun. I always look forward to going back and feel more comfortable with the horses each time I ride.
Added: July 18, 2012
Submitted by Name: Emily Frasco From: Fort Collins,Colorado E-mail: Contact
Comments: Where do I start! OCHS is SO much fun! I love to go and not only have fun and ride, but learn everything about horses like grooming, feeding, and learning their language. It is paradise for the horse lover!