|About||Proffesional Equine services to include; Equine Performance Conditioning, Horse Training, Lessons, Farrier, Horse Transport and more!|
“How would the horse feel? How would you feel should be the same.” – Betty Sharer, Lisa Sharer’s mother. These words were not only guidance to Lisa Share, but she imbedded these words into Matthew Goetsch as a young rider. Lisa Sharer emphasized in Matthew’s teachings correct care and empathy when working with horses. Those values naturally translated into his riding, as well as in his training of all horses and riders alike. Matthew Goetsch has been training horses and riding for over 22 years, and his passion for conveying knowledge to his many students, both human and equine, has only grown as the years pass. By studying the philosophy of great masters of classical equitation and learning from the horses he has work with, Matthew has developed a unique approach to handling horses and riders a like. Matthew has even overcome challenged horses that were deemed not ridable or even not able to be handling by most. His primary belief is that every horse and every rider is an individual.
The approach developed from Matthew’s earliest interactions with horses started when Matthew was 6 years old. He would sneak off to the farm’s fields where they had horses, and would jump on them pretending he was part of the U.S Army Mounted Calvary. Matthew even found out later that some of the horses that let Matthew ride them, where in fact, not even broke. When Matthew was 11 years old, His mom re-married to the bother in-law of Lisa Sharer. Matthew’s parents did not have the financial means to pay for equine lessons, but this did not stop Matthew’s drive to partake in his passion. Matthew asked his Aunt if she would teach him to properly ride and that he would work off every pennie by any means possible. Lisa quickly build the foundation of equine practice that Matthew presents today, but as through all the teachings Matthew believes that Natural Horsemanship, and theory and practices, cannot be exclusively the idea of one person. “Natural Horsemanship deve