At the end of every lesson I come away with tired legs, added knowledge, and anticipation for my next lesson!~ Sarah Merrick
I have been taking lessons from Crysta for several months now and highly recommend her! Crysta challenges you to become a better rider every lesson. I really appreciate that she tells you what you need to hear, not what you want to hear. Crysta is just as good about letting you know when you’ve done something right as when you have something to work on. She is affordable and easy to schedule lessons with. Crysta’s horses are safe and well mannered, yet maintain their fun personalities! I also like that Crysta is safety conscious…not only does she make her students wear helmets, she does too.At the end of every lesson I come away with tired legs, added knowledge, and anticipation for my next lesson!
Crysta has given me so much great advice on working with horses. ~ Stefanie H.
Crysta has given me so much great advice on working with horses. Like a true coach, she always teaches with such vigor that it can not help but rub off on you even if you are having a not so enjoyable ride. I have found that she is not just a riding instructor, she goes above & beyond. She gives great advice on little exercises to work through problems, whether it’s the horse or myself that is having the issue. I look forward to my lessons as they keep me on track & give me positive re-enforcement for the time and effort I put into it. In the 3 months I have been riding with her I have improved tremendously in both my riding skills & understanding of horses.
Thankfully, I found Crysta~ Seleste
With a background in dance, I’ve experienced that awesome moment; when you are no longer an individual but an extension of someone else. Together you make a connection, communicate, lead and follow without words to create something beautiful in perfect harmony.
As a girl I was inspired with the beauty and strength of horses but never committed to pursuing the dream of ever learning how to ride. Never having spent much time around them I found their size intimidating to say the very least. Now that I am married, have two children and work part time it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Finding the time and energy in the evening to dance just wasn’t there anymore. Whatever happened to my dreams? I’ve been told that the same “moment” from dancing also can happen while riding a horse. My next step was finding someone who could help accomplish my dream while also overcoming my fear.
Before coming to Crysta my riding experience consisted of seven lessons. The horse I was riding spooked fairly easily. Luckily I kept my seat. However, as I was back in my car on my way home the fear and anxiety was still there. After I got off the horse I wasn’t convinced that I ever wanted to get back on. I thought, ”Why am I doing this again?” With each ride after that the fear continued to mount. I needed to find a place to ride on a horse that was relaxed and dependable.
Thankfully, I found Crysta. She was able to hear where I was coming from. Not only was she sympathetic to my fears but she also found the patience to help me start from the ground up again. I am continually impressed and comforted by her knowledge with horses and riding. I appreciate her honesty. She knows when to push and when to back off. Between Crysta and “Donnie” (one of the lesson horses) I am learning how to both ride and trust. Learning new things as an adult can be especially frustrating while at the same time humbling as well. I value both Crysta’s dedication and encouragement.
I have also been very fortunate that Crysta is able and willing to work with me around a busy schedule for price that can’t be matched. Who knows how far I’ll go. One thing is for certain; I am looking forward to that special “moment” when some of Crysta’s and my hard work finally pays off.
“An excellent instructor, she focuses on you as an individual” — Angie D.
“Crysta is an excellent instructor, she focuses on you as an individual, and doesn’t push you into something you are not comfortable with doing. Crysta doesn’t like to hear “I can’t”, but rather, “I will try.” My daughter and I have been taking lessons from her for about 5 months now, and have improved so much. I thought I would never get back on a horse again after my accident. I lost a lot of confidence, and became really gunshy around horses, but Crysta has brought back that trust. Crysta will work with you and take you as far as you want to go in your endeavors. Her schooling horses are very well cared for, and exceptionally well behaved. I highly recommend her!”