Riding Lessons with
Firefly Equine Experiential Learning (FEEL)
Come for a non-traditional lesson that builds core life-skills as well as horsemanship and riding abilities. Our lessons are based in min
dfulness principles and focus on the connection between humans and horses. We use principles of natural and compassionate horsemanship and include learning and therapeutic counseling principles that allow for presence, connection, and balance. The relationship between horse and rider goes so much deeper than just learning a skill. It takes patience, persistence and attentiveness to the needs horse as well as awareness of one’s own emotional and physical needs.
Please read our Barn Rules and sign our liability waiver before heading out to the farm for your first lesson. Book online or call 406-300-4051 for scheduling.
$75–Intro lesson 1.5 hour
$60 each–four or more private 1-hour lessons
$50–1-hour small group lesson
Custom pricing and formats available
email firstname.lastname@example.org or called 406-314-7185
Firefly: The Firefly is lit from within. The goals of Firefly’s programs are to
assist in finding our inner light and unique talents.
Equine: Horses are known for their healing abilities; they teach us by demonstrating the power in the present moment, being vulnerable, and how to regulate emotions.
Experiential: Hands on learning promotes higher retention of skills that are more easily integrated into our daily lives.
Learning: Life skills are practiced through interactions with horses and guided by a mindful facilitator.
This program balances teaching traditional riding concepts with the integration of interpersonal and life skills, such as:
• Riding skills (English and Western)
• Equine science and behavior
• Ground work
• Horse care
F.E.E.L Mission Statement:
Firefly Equine Experiential Learning is founded in a heart-centered approach to horsemanship with a focus on building kind and respectful relationships with horses and fellow humans. Our mission is to provide a safe space for people to develop core competencies of emotional intelligence, self-efficacy, and resilience through equitation, the art of riding and working with horses. We offer a well-rounded riding lesson program that holds space for learning riding skills as well as personal and emotional development. We see our horses as partners and not tools, as co-facilitators and as teachers. We hold the welfare of the horse in the upmost importance and strive to curate an experience for students that allows for powerful insight, discovery, and fun.
We encourage the alignment with the Compassionate Equestrian 25 Principles. Learn More
F.E.E.L Riding Philosophy: