Natural Horsemanship Classes

Become one with the herd

Natural Horsemanship Classes at Peace Ranch in Traverse City, Michigan

Peace Ranch offers a full Natural Horsemanship curriculum, providing something for everyone—from beginners to advanced handlers.   

Instructor Melissa Edingfield is EAGALA Certified and has taught locally for over 20 years including performance, horse care, and Natural Horsemanship. Melissa is well-known for her intuitive style and excellence in teaching natural equine communication methods.

Sign up now as class size is limited and offered on a first come first served basis. All classes are on Tuesday or Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Class cost includes horses and equipment. Due to liability issues, we cannot accommodate outside horses at this time.

Payment

You can pay online via Paypal by clicking the buttons below. Please indicate which class(es) you are paying for in the “add special instructions” message box. You can also send a check to: Peace Ranch, 2570 Hoosier Valley Rd., Traverse City, MI 49685. If you need to make other arrangements, please contact us.

 

Classes Offered

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Basics In Natural Horsemanship

Level 1 | September 2019

Instructor: Melissa Edingfield
Who: Anyone 16 or over
What: No horse experience necessary
When: Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for 6 weeks
Where: Peace Ranch
Cost: $300

Basics In Natural Horsemanship is an entry-level class for older teens and adults interested in learning about equine communication and herd dynamics. Sometimes called “Horse Whispering,” this class explores art of conversation with horses using their language with a focus on building vocabulary.


Instructor: Melissa Edingfield
Who: Anyone 16 or older
What: Must have attended Basics within the last 2 years
When: Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for 6 weeks
Where: Peace Ranch
Cost: $300

Beyond Basics is a novice class which will help students advance to the next level in learning about equine communication and herd dynamics. This class will build and expand on Basics to improve their grasp on the art of conversation with horses using their language with a focus on improving listening and communication skills.

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Beyond Basics

Level 2 | May/June 2019