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|About||Sam offers horseback riding lessons and horse training for all ages, skill levels, disciplines and breeds in a laid-back, casual environment. Lessons are available on-site or off-site at client's farm within a reasonable distance.|
Sam Sargent was bitten by the riding bug at quite an early age. It wasn’t long until she began doing whatever it would take to make horses a part of her life. Sam gained most of her horsemanship skills by trail riding in her hometown, deep in the Appalachian mountains of Eastern Kentucky. Sam was perfectly content moseying along the beautiful ridge lines and had no intention of utilizing her riding skills for any other means. However, knowing Sam’s love for horses, a friend asked Sam if she would help keep her Arabian Gelding named Raja in shape since she could no longer ride him due to an injury she sustained. Sam agreed, and began learning the basics of hunt seat in order stay consistent with Raja’s training. Having ridden for many years prior, Sam was convinced there was no more to learn by taking these “formal lessons”. Not long after, Sam began putting the pieces together and started understanding more and more about the horse and its relationship with the rider. These lessons showed Sam how much more there was to learn and how formal lessons can improve your riding skills even if you weren’t planning on using them in a competitive arena. These first formal lessons would inspire Sam to make horse training and riding instruction her full time career. She desperately wanted to share her new-found knowledge with as many horse lovers as possible! In order to meet her personal riding goals and become a well-versed, all-around equestrian, Sam began working at many barns in various capacities. It was through this work that Sam gained a well-rounded understanding of both English and Western riding and even Hippotherapy (Equine Assisted Physical Therapy).
After gaining a grasp on the various trajectories one can take with riding and evaluating her options, Sam decided to stay true to her roots and stick with pleasure trail riding. Never having been much of a competitor, she challenges herself to learn more every day from the horses and students with whom