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“WHETHER YOU ARE A TIMID BEGINNER OR A SEASONED PRO, DOOLITTLE RANCH  INVITES YOU TO COME RIDE WITH US!”

 

WE ARE DEDICATED TO THE ART OF CLASSICAL DRESSAGE AND ARE GUIDED BY OUR LOVE OF CHILDREN AND OUR FOUR-LEGGED FRIENDS!


 

Offered

 

Private Lessons

Group Lessons

After-School Program

Summer Intensives

Leasing

Lesson Horses/Ponies

Boarding

 

 

 

Horseback Riding Lessons in Salida, Co

Our Programs

The Pony Patch  was established  in 2001 with the idea that kids and ponies belonged together. With a belief in the old Pony Club learning system, Pony Patch was designed to help young children or older ones, new to horses, learn about the care, health and well-being of animals they might like to ride. Horses are not tools to be forgotten in a shed after a season of use. They are living creatures that would also like a job and a purpose. Children do chores as well as take riding lessons on ponies or horses suitable to their abilities and sizes!

 

Cadence School of Equitattion

has been a spin-off of Pony Patch. As more and more students decided to become dedicated and participate in competitions, we needed a more mature persona. CSE was the name decided on by these competitors! We travel around Colorado and venture out of state to compete in Dressage shows.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Melissa (Missy) Scott created The Pony Patch at Doolittle Ranch to encourage children  to enjoy the sport of riding and become safe, competent horsemen and women. Missy also believes there are parallels between horse and rider bonds and the working bonds in society. Learning how to properly communicate with a horse has a profound effect on communication in all aspects of life.

Pony Patch is dedicated to the life long learning process. The school's mission is to help all who want to learn, learn what they want to know. Through hard work, discipline, laughter and exploration, individualized programs help rider and horse learn how to work together.

It is the goal of Pony Patch and CSE to help people know their horses, provide them with an understanding of the fundamental dynamics of horse behavior, and help them establish a thriving relationship with their horses and the surrounding environment.

The Pony Patch & Cadence School of Equitation

Our Mission