Originally from the East Coast, Gretchen Bliss Haines was born into the horse industry. Her grandparents owned a racing stable for trotters and pacers. Around the age of five she started riding at a facility in Massachusetts. She joined a pony club, started showing, and has been riding ever since.
She instructs a variety of ages and riding levels, from pony club kids to serious eventers and circuit riders. Teaching first and foremost the fundamentals of riding used in all riding disciplines.
Gretchen specializes in building confidence, not only in the rider, but also in their equine partner. She does this by providing very clear directions on what she is asking of each rider and the horse. Always making sure that both understand how and why something is done.
Gretchen also teaches horsemanship and stable management as part of her riding curriculum. In addition to teaching students, she trains a veriety of horses and ponies. Ever improving her own riding, she has developed a systematic training process based on the United States Equestrian Federation Pyramid, and she always puts the health and happiness of the horse first.
1 Hour Lessons
$45 per lesson
$160 package of 4 to be used in 30 days
$280 package of 8 to be used in 30 days
$360 package of 12 to be used in 60 days
Dr. Margo Machen, DVM, Ph.D.
On Line Pharmacy
Apple Valley Equine Hospital
Advanced Equine & Small Ruminant Veternary Services
- I am the only Licensed & Insured trainer in Big Bear
- come ride with me for and hour or two
- in one of our arenas or on trail
- horse & helmet will be provided
- come by & see first hand what our facility has to offer
Get Your Horse In Shape Now
High Altitude Training
Have a Problem Horse?
Need to Improve Your Riding?
Whatever The Reason
Just Come Ride!!!
Gretchen & Buck Brannaman
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