October 20, 2012

Open House!

We are very excited to announce that we are holding our 2nd annual Open House!
This year will be focused on a meet and greet for our students, clients and boarders.

Saturday, November 3 ~ 11:00am to 3:00pm
Join us for lunch, games, riding and more!

If you ride, board or train with us sign up to demo-ride for 10 minutes (under Monet’s guidance) and show off what you know! Dress up, invite friends and family, and meet other students, training clients, and boarders.

Work with Monet to put together your ride or just show up and have fun!

11:00am –noon The junior riders (under 12 years old) ride

Noon - 1:30pm LUNCH & GAMES!! (plus birthday cake!!)

1:30pm - 3:00pm Senior riders, boarders and training clients ride

We also need YOU to bring the dessert or sidedish of your choice!
Signup sheets for riding and potluck are available in the Tack Room or Email exaltandsalute@gmail.com

Ride times will be assigned once all spots are filled and you will be notified of your time!

PLUS: Pick up study guides in the tack room for the lunchtime quizzes and study up to win prizes!

Bring a friend and get a raffle ticket for a $25 Gift Card to Equus Now!

AND: We are holding two “mini” lessons at 3:00pm & 3:30pm for to NEW riders! These 30 minute sessions are $20 and are a perfect way to get acquainted with Exalt & Salute! (email or call to book ahead please)

For directions and more info see our website or "like" us on Facebook!

September 13, 2012

Saddle Fitting with Schleese

Saturday September 8, 2012 Luanne Reaume, certified fitter and dealer with Schleese Saddles, visited E&S to fit saddles for several clients.

Prior to Luanne visiting padding and risers were being used to solve fitting and movement issues. Luanne showed the clients how sometimes these "fixes" can actually do the opposite. Her tree adjustments, wool infusing and air pumping, as well as block adjustments all led to incredible movement freedom in the sessions with the horses since Saturday.

When clients ask what brands they should look for a their next saddle, Monet only recommends Schleese saddles. Monet has ridden solely in Schleese for years, and has a personal friendship with founder and master saddle-maker Jochen Schleese. "Their saddles are built for women's hips and designed to allow the horse to move freely and in communication with the rider."

Below are some photos from the session.

Tools of the trade!!!

Luanna places the saddle and checks the fitting.
Explaining how the saddle impacts movement to the owner.
A happy Diole with his freshly fitted saddle!

July 1, 2012

New Clients!!

Business has been growing and we have taken in several new riding students and working students. We have also welcomed a new boarding and training client Ada and her Selle Francais gelding Diole!
Both are settling in well and have jumped right in with our family.
Below are some shots of Monet training Diole while Ada observes and discuss. 
Ada will be taking lessons on Diole in between Monet working on him.
He's a real character and Ada is a sweet 'horsey mom.'

If you are interested in joining our family - give us a call! 614-626-9258

June 2, 2012

Full-Time Working Student or Paid Groom Position

Exalt & Salute, in West Jefferson OH close to Columbus, is proud to offer a full-time working student position.
We are not looking for a slave or indentured servant. We are looking for someone who wants to learn training, re-training, rehabbing, instruction, care, feeding and development of horses and riders with basis in biomechanics, as well as be included on the growth of a developing dressage training barn.

NOTE: If you are not interested in bringing a horse or lessons this also available as a paid groom position.

You will live on premises and be immersed in the business. Additional bonuses include stable board for 1 horse, lessons weekly on your horse and/or ours in dressage and flat/jumping with a qualified instructor, and daily involvement in the business of running a training stable and keeping clients happy.

We are looking to give someone a front row seat into riding, training and care, while honing their riding skills and learning about how to grow a business. There will not be a business economics class but you will learn how it happens in the real world.

Responsibilities include: **We have part-time students who help also**
Mucking 10-22 stalls five days including weekends (shavings)
Emptying/scrubbing/refilling water buckets
Sweep/rake aisles (keep it clean!!)
Feeding daily
Riding Riding Riding
Cleaning tack
Schooling and hacking out
Basic barn work
Did we mention RIDING?

Requirements are:
Own reliable transportation
A sense of humor
Cell Phone
Comfortable working/riding
No Dogs
You have to deal with clients of all shapes/sizes/personalities!
Courteous/Polite/Non Whinier
Appropriate riding attire for job
Money for yourself and your horses other personal needs

What you get:
Lessons-More riding than you can imagine
Stall/hay for one horse (preferably gelding non cribber)
Furnished apartment with a brand new full-private
bathroom/kitchen/living room (sorry no wifi or cable but honestly you'll be too busy riding horses!)
2 days off
A monthly stipend (as in "you won't get rich but you won't starve")

What you don't have to do:
Pay for it
Worry about folding towels wrong way

Contact Monet at exaltandsalute@gmail.com for details

May 20, 2012

Summer Camp!!!

Do you know of a youngster, at least 6 years old, who loves horses and wants to learn more about them?

Exalt & Salute Horse Camp is now taking reservations for spots in our summer camp!

Three sessions available:
June 18-22  July 9-13 August 6-10
Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm
(Before & After Hour Care available at $5.00/hour)

From beginners to the experienced, English & Western riding, learn to ride, basic horsemanship, horse & barn care, horse safety, horse anatomy, horse health, crafts, games, & lots of fun!!!  
Each week ends with a Horse Show & awards!  
Ages 6 and up. Rain or Shine!

$375.00/each week of camp, limited to first 12 kids w/paid registration fee of $75.00
(balance of $300.00 due first day of camp)

Contact Becky Rhodes for registration forms, and questions at
(614) 519-4222, or email horsinaroundcamp@gmail.com

April 4, 2012

It's been a while since we posted! 
Monet and everyone out at E&S are very busy with the new place!
But one of our students wrote a lovely piece that we felt needed posting as a guest blogger!
Please enjoy this testimonial by Karen McWhorter:

  To Dance With a Horse
Think you know how to ride a horse?  Well so did I, and in truth I do know how to ride a horse in the way that most people ride.  I started out with lessons in Western, and then in English, with jumping.  Then when I finally grew up I was able to get a horse of my own.  Currently my husband and I have 2 horses of which I have done most of the training of.  But when I saw an ad about a new stable that taught Dressage and something called Biomechanics I decided to once again take lessons.

When I called the owner and trainer of the stable and inquired about lessons she warned me that her style of teaching was nothing like I had ever done before.  And you know what, she was right.

I have now been training with her for about 2 months, and have learned more than I could ever have imagined.  But to get there I have had to work harder than I have ever worked while riding a horse, and I still have such a long way to go.

I have already used her method on my husband’s 7 year old gelding, and got amazing results.  In a very short period of time I had him moving in a way I had never imagine he could.  He collected and rounded his back in a way he has never done before.

Monet Phelps, my instructor, calls what I’m learning Biomechanics and Dressage.  But I truly believe what she is actually teaching me is how to be the lead partner in a very intricate dance with a horse, where every move I make balances or unbalances my partner.

Taking lessons from Monet is not for the faint of heart, but if you are willing to put in the work you will find that what she is teaching is more fulfilling than any other style of riding you have ever done before.

If interested the Exalt and Salute Stable is located at 2630 Wilson Rd, West Jefferson, OH, 43162.
You can call Monet at: (614) 626-9258