Communication is a key part of the LSF program. Horses and riders in training are encouraged to meet with Ana and Andrew to discuss horse/rider goals at the start of training with LSF, and then periodically throughout the year.. This ensures that the LSF team and each owner/rider are working together towards the same goals. Additionally, this constant communication gives owners/riders a step-by-step process to reach those goals.
Young horses/ponies in training at LSF also have a customized program to become the most rider friendly, quality horse or pony they can be. From first jumps to first horse shows, Andrew and Ana will work with the horse and owner together to create the best possible experience. LSF regularly collaborates with veterinarians, farriers, and owners to ensure each horse is happy and healthy.
Looking Stone Farm encourages all clients to attend horse shows. If a horse or rider is not showing, then they can still come to the show and enjoy spending time with our barn family.
Expenses are divided equally between all the horses at the show. Each horse’s horse show bill will have an item “trainer split” which will include: groom and tack stalls, feed, bedding, grain at show. In each owner’s LSF post-show invoice there will be one split itemized as “trainer expenses” which includes trainer meals and housing while at the show and a second itemized split “supplies expenses” which are a total of fees for set-up, laundry and supplies (buckets, snaps, hardware, brushes, shampoos, hoof picks, soaps, electrolytes, etc.).