Riding Lessons

with Terry Golson

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Terry and Tonka

Whatever you want to achieve – going out confidently on the trails, riding a fluid dressage test, or improving your position– Terry can help.

Terry Golson is a lifelong horsewoman. She’s trained with some outstanding dressage instructors, including Jessica Ransehousen and Kim Litwinczak. Terry specializes in helping riders get in sync with their horses. Terry is based in Carlisle, Mass.

When: Saturday, July 22, 2017

Location: Hermitage Farm, 179 Cherry Lane, Durham CT 06422

One hour private lessons: $60

Trailer in your horse, or Terry will travel to your close-by stable.

Email Terry to enquire about availability. Auditors welcome! No charge.


Past Events


Positive Reinforcement Clinic

Saturday, January 30, 2016 8:30am – 12:30pm
Hermitage Farm, 179 Cherry Lane, Durham CT 06422


Training Horses with Rewards, a Porch Chat

Tuesday July 28, 2015 6:00pm–7:00pm
Complete Equestrian Saddlery
Bedford, MA

How do you reward a horse? Have you heard the terms “positive reinforcement,” “clicker training,” “pressure and release,” and “natural horsemanship?” What about “respect,” “dominance,” “compliant” and “cooperative?” They’re not the same! Terry Golson from The Cooperative Horse will lead the discussion. We’ll delve into the science behind what motivates behavior and makes training sessions successful. Lemonade and cookies on the porch. Free! Stop by anytime between 6 and 7 pm on Tuesday, July 28 at the Complete Equestrian Saddlery in Bedford, Massachusetts.


Horse Behavior Chat

Tuesday June 30, 2015 6:00pm–7:00pm
Complete Equestrian Saddlery
Bedford, MA

Come for a casual chat on the porch at the Complete Equestrian Saddlery, in Bedford, Massachusetts. I’ll get the discussion going, talking about horse ethology (the study of animal behavior in the natural environment.) There is new and insightful research into horse ethology that can help every owner better care for and train her horse. Find out what scientists are discovering about herd behavior, aggression, dominance, leadership, friendship, and more. Scientists are out in the field (literally!) and what they’re learning is upending many common assumptions. Let’s chat about the research and how it can help us to better understand and communicate with our horses. Cold drinks and cookies will be served. 6 to 7 pm. Free!