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     How to Sign Up for Weekly Lessons:

1.   Email about your rider/s' age,          experience, availability    

   mysticcanyonstable@gmail.com

   once we find a time/day based     

   on availability, then

2.   Email completed registration form

 (printable above, scan/clear cell pic)

3.   Prepayment to hold your spot 

         Venmo @tiffanyJchiu or

         Zelle 310 621 4247

THANK YOU!

TRY ONE LESSON THEN DECIDE ABOUT MONTHLY COMMITMENT

First class with option to groom

$75   15 mins. riding, allow 30+ mins.

$100  30 mins. riding, allow 45+ min.

    $125 45 min. riding, allow 90+ mins.                with option to groom before and untack after                                   

WEEKLY TRAIL LESSONS at  DISCOUNTED MONTHLY RATE

Monthly Memberships include

one Unmounted Lesson on horsecare/skills

on the First Sundays 2:30-3:30

WEEKLY SEMIPRIVATE per MONTH

          (ages 3 years old to adult)

15 mins. riding with option to groom      $200 

30 mins. riding with option to groom      $300

                                         

      WEEKLY GROUP TRAIL LESSON           (ages 7 to adult)

45 min. riding                               $400/MONTH

 with option to groom before and untack after                                   

LET'S SHARE A PONY  (ages 4-7)   $280/child

3 children/pony, explore the barn, learn basic horsemanship skills, connect with their senses, care for pony, and ride in social team setting 

                     4 Sundays, 1-2:30 pm       

TRIBE MEMBER  (nonriding)        $150/month

Learn unmounted skills of haltering, grazing, grooming, leading, tacking up, and more! Get comfortable and confident working around our equines. Good use of your time while on the wait list or to just be around the horses in a safe and supportive environment during our lesson hours!:)     

                                             

                 BUSINESS POLICIES:

 1. NO CANCELLATIONS/RESCHEDULING

 regardless of reason (illness, no show, etc.)

                            

  2.     LESSONS RUN RAIN OR SHINE.

We count on our scheduled riders to give our horses the individualized daily care/support and exercise they need, especially during the rainy season. 

  3.     LESSONS ARE PREPAID BY THE     MONTH, providing four weeks off every year.  To cancel monthly class membership, give at least 30 days written notice via               

          mysticcanyonstable@gmail.com.               

Equine Therapy

 is an experiential form of equine assisted psychotherapy where horses are involved in the sessions.  “Experiential” means that you will be involved in hands-on experiences with the horses designed to reflect things going on in your life.  

The process is not always about interacting with the treatment team, although that will happen at times, it is about providing you the opportunity to experience, explore, problem-solve, discover, be creative, gain insight, and experience practical applications of what you are learning in the moment.  The process is about “doing” along with the “talking.” 

We operate under the EAGALA Model which includes a licensed mental health professional, an equine specialist, and the horses.  

All sessions are on the ground – there is no riding of horses involved in the treatment process. This is psychotherapy and even though you may learn a thing or two about horses, it is not the intent or focus to learn about horses or how to ride them. We are here to address your therapy goals and we commit to utilizing the methods we have found to best support that focus.

 

To schedule a 15-minute phone call where we can answer your questions and make sure that we are a good fit for your goals, please email our licensed mental health team member, Susan. susan@susanclaytoncounseling.com 

GIRL/BOY SCOUT  TROOPS, Saturdays 1 pm

BIRTHDAY  PONY  PARTIES

Choose from parties at a local park or at your home if within walking distance of our barn:)

Tacked up ponies, helmets, and Handlers provided, with one group liability form for adults to sign for their children at the party.

PARK PARTIES  Saturday afternoons ​​

1:30 pm at Chandler Park, MAX 19 guests

(30 minutes walking

roundtrip from our barn) 

Shares parking lot with Rolling Hills Estates City Hall at Crenshaw and Palos Verdes Dr. North in NW corner. Ideal for smaller parties (19 or fewer per City), includes portipotty, drinking fountain, BIG grassy area with shade provided by the trees along a horse trail for pony rides.

Home and Park Rates:

Time         1 pony      2 ponies

60 min.       $400            $500

90 min.       $450            $550

MAX 10 rides/hour, includes permit fee from City   

2 pm at Ernie Howlett Park

(60+ minutes walking 

roundtrip from our barn)

Off Hawthorne Blvd. just north of Palos Verdes Dr. North. Great for big parties         (15+)  With bathrooms, grass area, horse trail for pony rides and play structure.

Call 310 541 4585 to reserve park space.

​ Time         1 pony      2 ponies

60 min.       $500            $600

90 min.       $550            $650

MAX 10 rides/hour, includes permit fee from City   

 

Decorations - keep it natural in the country

Please no party decorations with strange shapes, moving objects, loud noises. Examples would be balloons, jumpers, objects that may blow in the wind, umbrellas possibly could spook the horses. If you have any questions about your decorations, please contact us and ask! 

Our UNIQUE camp lets Campers ride BOTH

English and Western Reins with Bareback Pad

on the Trail plus Care for our Rabbit, Hens, Cat & Dogs,  with Daily PHOTOS and Written Journaling

 

2023 Camp Weeks                $500 private equine

UPDATED OPEN SPOTS IN ( ) as of 7/19  

9 am - 1 pm,  Monday-Thursday 

June 5 (10), 12 (full), 19 (full), 26 (full)

July 3 (full), 10 (full), 17 (full), 24 (full), 31 (full)

August 7 (full), 14 (full), 21 (4)  

MAX 12 riders, in 2 riding groups of 6 riders

Ages 7 years old and up

 

Helpers assist riders during camp, as riders get to work with and ride their same pony daily -  like it's their OWN pony for the week!

      EXTRA BARN TIME    $10/Hour  

$10/hour is available after camp too until 5 pm! Help with taking care of animals, feeding, cleaning, organizing AND MORE fun and learning! 

 

DAILY PHOTOS AND JOURNALING

        One really unique aspect of our camp is the collection of riders' daily journaling, Tiffany's journaling, plus the action photos we take at camp riding and hands-on learning around the barn. Tiffany emails a link to pics and journal entries to share the memories!

        Daily each rider writes about that day's experiences, recording what was memorable to them in their own handwritten way with words, pictures, and/or dictation! 

 

SAMPLE WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Monday- Welcome and Safety Orientation:) Lay out your brushes in order with bareback pad and bridle.  Learn how to safely halter and groom then tack up your mount.  Western reins steering, back up, whoa!  Muck stalls and put in new bedding! Lasso plastic bull, tie knots:)

Tuesday- Western! Learn the poisonous plants (castor bean, morning glory, poison oak) along with edible plants (blackberries, boysenberries, fennel, lemonade berries). Learn Horsemen's Terms, feed hay and supplements!

Wednesday- English steering & position! Learn tack parts of English/Western saddles & bridles, then clean tack. Tiffany shows how to trim a horses' hooves while learning about the farrier's tools, hoof parts!

Thursday-  English! Find California sage, fig plants and wild cucumbers. Learn horse anatomy along with identifying horse colors, breeds, and face/leg markings for all of our horses plus look for brands!

                              

WHAT TO WEAR

Shirts with short or long sleeves (no tanks, strapless), tall socks and full-length, loose/stretchy pants.  

So sweat doesn't get sunscreen in eyes and on helmet, apply below eyes.

Riding helmets and boots are provided.

WHAT TO BRING    

Lunch/snacks, refillable water bottle with name labels. 

BIG, thick towel for on top of straw bale.

Any medications please give to Instructor. 

HOW TO SIGN UP, starting in APRIL   

Riders currently in our lesson program may register after 4/1; then open to all others 4/15-30

Please print and mail the registration form (click on LINK at top of page) with a check for $500 made out to:

Tiffany Chiu

26730 Eastvale Road

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274

OR cell photo/email/scan completed form to:

mysticcanyonstable@gmail.com

with proof of payment via 

venmo $500 @tiffanyJchiu (j in middle) or

zelle 3106214247

Once your paperwork with full payment are received, Tiffany will begin processing the current riders after 4/1, new riders after 4/15 and then will let Campers know their form with payment have been received and week secured.

Once  camp week is finalized, no date changes or refunds. Tiffany will save a pony or horse for and rely on your camper to care for and exercise that equine, turning others away.

The week before your camp another email will give more reminder details too!:)

Extra barn time hours $10/hour as late as 5 pm M-Th can be prepaid as well or let us know that morning at drop-ff.

$500 for the week, 1 rider/pony

(daily 90 minutes with horse,

   about 45 minutes daily riding)​​

THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING OUR CAMP!  There are many to choose from - we value    your business and aim to make magic memories on horseback with your rider at

Mystic Canyon Stable!

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