Joe Moriarty has over 25 years of experience with horses. After taking lessons as a child, he started his training experience by assisting in the training of Thoroughbred race horses. He has previously ran a boarding stable in the mid-west. During that time he trained foals and worked with the challenging horses. He held western performance events. Joe relocated to Pennsylvania about four years ago and has returned to what he loves most, horses. Joe does not believe that a baby should be rushed. A good horse is developed with time, care, trust and lots of attention. Keeping a horse healthy and sound is very important.
Foal: Teach the acceptance of halter, lead and simple commands. Work with desensitizing, grooming and hoof care.
Young horse: Teach lunging, long lining, continued desensitization, acceptance of the saddle and bridle. Work in the round pen and establish a partnership. Begin work with various obstacles such as logs, water and bridge.
A Horse that needs broke: Teach acceptance of saddle and bridle, long line, lunge, continued desensitization, acceptance of rider, riding cues, walk, jog and lope in the arena. Work will also continue in the round pen. Continue work with various obstacles such as logs, water and bridge.Riding Lessons: Western and trail riding. From beginner to advanced. Safety in the pasture, barn, arena, ground work and riding. Teach proper grooming and tacking. Help you gain confidence and technique between you and your horse. Work with you on specific trouble spots such as a gate sour horse, loading and unloading on a trailer, behavior issues, technique, bad manners, and need of more training.