Rose Creek Riding Center, LLC

Rose Creek Riding Center, LLC Rose Creek Riding Center, LLC offers training of horses following the Clinton Anderson Method, from colt starting to tune ups.
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Rose Creek Riding Center, LLC is owned and operated by Stephanie Hamilton in Albright, WV. Stephanie is a 2013 WVU graduate who majored in Animal and Nutritional Sciences with an Equine Management Minor. She also earned her CHA Western Riding Instructor Certification. Rose Creek Riding Center, LLC is a small business that offers training for horses following the Clinton Anderson's Method. Established in September 2014, Rose Creek Riding Center, LLC is a small business that is growing. Please be patient as improvements are being made at our facility.

Finally had a warm enough day to get some wet saddle pads on both the boys after their workout. Now they get to enjoy so...
05/15/2020

Finally had a warm enough day to get some wet saddle pads on both the boys after their workout. Now they get to enjoy some nice yard grass for a reward for the lovely rides they gave.

Want quiet horses? Expose them to children! The boys were good with the playground running/jumping/flying butterfly nets...
05/13/2020

Want quiet horses? Expose them to children! The boys were good with the playground running/jumping/flying butterfly nets/climbing monkeys, but those "lions" roaring and jumping on the trampoline took a few minutes to comprehend and were scary (for about 5mins).

These boys have settled down so much in the past 6.5weeks it's unbelievable. From losing their minds and trying their be...
05/13/2020

These boys have settled down so much in the past 6.5weeks it's unbelievable. From losing their minds and trying their best to pull the trailer over because I opened the tack door on the trailer, to standing quietly and relaxed while the girls go running/screaming by and myself chasing chickens with the flag(the chickens have found that I have a bag of feed in the tack area on the trailer😑. I want to have chicken for dinner 😈πŸ”ͺπŸ—)

05/10/2020
05/07/2020

Chicken test!

Ride #9 for Ty. He's really mellowed out compared to when he first arrived. The weather has been a nightmare to deal wit...
05/05/2020

Ride #9 for Ty. He's really mellowed out compared to when he first arrived. The weather has been a nightmare to deal with, but it is crucial that I stay consistent and ride him everyday.

05/02/2020

Ride #6 for Ty and he's got a brake at all three gaits with just my seat and voice! A few more rides and he'll be switched over to a bridle with a snaffle.

04/30/2020

Ty's first canter on his 3rd ride! He needed those 2 extra days to get comfortable with a rider and as a result was a smooth ride without any bucks or spooking 😊

And yes I have a death grip on the horn and cantle of the saddle, but my lower body is relaxed so I'm not "gripping" his sides with my legs. As Clint Anderson says "the devil lives at the lope." If anything bad would happen, it's going to happen at the canter. Especially a colt's first canter.

At this stage, I'm not looking for pretty. In fact I'm not even looking for a steering wheel from Ty. I'm just want him to get comfortable with a rider on his back, and get a gas pedal and brake pedal on him.

04/27/2020

Yahoo! Ty completed his first ride today and we didn't dieπŸ˜†. He's got a walk and trot undersaddle now with no bucks 😁

Ty has proven to be a difficult horse that requires extra time to slowly build his confidence. Typically on colt starting it takes me 2 week of groundwork and first ride is walk/trot/canter and go. I've done 4 weeks of groundwork with Ty and first ride was walk/trot only. He is very sensitive and skittish, so I'm going to take the time it takes so he can have a solid foundation.

So the boys were shivering this evening. I'm not sure if it was from  cold/wet or fear of me in a rain coat....so I put ...
04/26/2020

So the boys were shivering this evening. I'm not sure if it was from cold/wet or fear of me in a rain coat....so I put rainsheets on them! They were unsure of the blankets at first. However they quit shivering so cold or fear it's fixed!!

Ty misses the sunshine, but has gotten alot of practice going through puddles.
04/26/2020

Ty misses the sunshine, but has gotten alot of practice going through puddles.

A big thank you to my husband Jimmy for helping me out! I needed to get the Jeffery's Method done on Ty, but two factors...
04/20/2020

A big thank you to my husband Jimmy for helping me out! I needed to get the Jeffery's Method done on Ty, but two factors made it very difficult for me to accomplish it on my own. One, Ty is very tall and Two, he has a high wither. I was simply too short and too well endowed which lead to this particular exercise to be both difficult and painful for me to do πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

04/20/2020

Razz is a rockstar at the walk and trot. He's got good brake and we are starting to get a back up button.

His canter ability needs further investigation. I have an extremely hard time getting him to canter on the groundwork. His canter is always short lived and doesn't look right. It almost looks like someone who is trying to run with a bum knee. He also has a deep scar across his left hindquarter, so and old injury and arthritis is suspicious. I've also never seen him do faster than a trot out in the pasture. Even if he is never able to canter, he will still be able to do the job he was bought for....Be the first horse for 3 little kids and help move cattle.

Ty and Razz have finally earned my trust to let my girls be around them. The girls love to feed the horses fresh hand pi...
04/19/2020

Ty and Razz have finally earned my trust to let my girls be around them. The girls love to feed the horses fresh hand picked grass, and it wasn't long before Razz and Ty learned that these noisy, unpredictable, miniature humans bring tasty treats.

One step closer for Ty to be undersaddle. I didn't get all the way in the saddle today, just stood in the stirrup and le...
04/17/2020

One step closer for Ty to be undersaddle. I didn't get all the way in the saddle today, just stood in the stirrup and leaned over the saddle petting him/slapping the fender on the other side. The wind was whipping one minute and dead still the next with random rain intervals. I didn't want to set him up for failure by having the wind blow who knows what to spook him, and I want to have him practice flexing more to get him ready for his first ride.

04/15/2020

Razz's first cruising lesson at the trot. I've got to act like a loud drunk monkey riding him so he gets used to crazy things happening on his back. Especially since he's going to be having kids riding him one day.

Ty had his first saddling today. I was told he has had less than 20 rides and that was years ago, so I started him as if...
04/15/2020

Ty had his first saddling today. I was told he has had less than 20 rides and that was years ago, so I started him as if he's never been ridden. He gets to wear this old junk saddle for at least 24 hrs so he has a chance to get comfortable with it. We'll see how the next few days go but he maybe ready to ride here soon.

He has definitely gotten alot calmer and uses the thinking side of his brain more and more each day. This afternoon, the girls were dragging out their plastic pool that had mud and rocks in it, sliding around making noise, the wind was helping the girls move it around, and Ty just stood like a statue and watch them intently but didn't spook.

Typically it takes me 7 days of groundwork and I'm feel confident to jump on and start riding a new horse that has been ...
04/15/2020

Typically it takes me 7 days of groundwork and I'm feel confident to jump on and start riding a new horse that has been ridden before. However I spent 12 days on groundwork with Razz before I felt that he was confident and calm enough for me to feel safe riding him. Some horses need those extra days of groundwork to make the riding portion go smoothly, and smoothly without a single hiccup is exactly how his first ride went.

Ty decided he wasn't going to let me catch him today, so I used Razz as a leader to have Ty follow him into the arena. 😈...
04/14/2020

Ty decided he wasn't going to let me catch him today, so I used Razz as a leader to have Ty follow him into the arena. 😈 It worked like a charm, then I worked Ty's butt off!!!

04/12/2020

This coop car terrified these guys 3 days ago, but not anymore! They're home has 3 little kids so they need to learn to be calm and ignore kids running around with toys and bikes.

Razz is getting tired of my crazy, but he is getting calmer and using the thinking side of his brain more.
04/12/2020

Razz is getting tired of my crazy, but he is getting calmer and using the thinking side of his brain more.

04/12/2020
04/12/2020

Razz also graduate to flag and plastic bag desensitizing. I can do everything with him that I did in my previous video with Ty but the wind knocked my phone over while recording πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

04/12/2020

Ty is getting quieter and has come a long way in a week's time. I'll continue working with the sting and string but now that I can smack the ground 360 around him, I'll start flag and plastic bag desensitizing with him too.

04/10/2020
There something very satisfying about having a fresh load (or two) of sawdust in the run in. Knocking out that Spring to...
04/09/2020

There something very satisfying about having a fresh load (or two) of sawdust in the run in. Knocking out that Spring to do list!πŸ’ͺβœ…

04/08/2020

They are getting a brain!! Still need alot more desensitizing but they are getting better everyday 😊

Major break through this evening!!  These 2 have been doing great on all the groundwork exercises, but when tied they se...
04/08/2020

Major break through this evening!!

These 2 have been doing great on all the groundwork exercises, but when tied they seem to revert from using the thinking side of their brain to using the reactive side. I can't count the number of times they have jerked back and spooked at the trailer over nothing in the last 4 days. Tonight was the first evening that.....

1. They came to me when I called them out of the pasture.
2. They didn't jerk back at all while tied.
3. They let me pick up all 4 feet without ripping it out of my hand, laying down, or spooking
4. They used the thinking side of their brain instead of the reactive side as Jimmy was running the shop vac and smashing water bottles on the other side of the trailer

For the bonus, they let me deworm them fairly easy this evening 😊

Apparently yesterday was exhausting 🀣
04/05/2020

Apparently yesterday was exhausting 🀣

These two did really well on day 1 of groundwork. Yielding Hindquarters stage 1&2 βœ…Lunging for Respect stage 1 βœ…Desensit...
04/05/2020

These two did really well on day 1 of groundwork.

Yielding Hindquarters stage 1&2 βœ…
Lunging for Respect stage 1 βœ…
Desensitizing to stick and string βœ…
Backing Stage 1βœ…

Some areas that need continued work...
*Picking up feet
*Tying (both paw, jerk back, and fidget horribly when the other is out being worked)
*Leading ( they want to walk behind me instead of having their thoat latch at my shoulder. I've been run over too many times by pushy horses, and this is a big pet peeve of mine.)

Well since we are all in quarantine, and pretty much all the clinics and events I was prepping my horses for this spring...
04/03/2020

Well since we are all in quarantine, and pretty much all the clinics and events I was prepping my horses for this spring are canceled, I decided to get a jump start on a few horses that I have lined up for training. Everyone meet Ty (blue halter) and Horse (green halter. He still needs a name). Both these boys are here to get started undersaddle.

Spring has sprung and so has bootcamp for Ace!! Mist is on week 3 of her bootcamp and is trotting the pole pattern 😊
03/25/2020

Spring has sprung and so has bootcamp for Ace!! Mist is on week 3 of her bootcamp and is trotting the pole pattern 😊

03/24/2020

Storm's a little slow but everyone is coming down off the hill when I whistle now for evening moves.

03/22/2020

Not going to lie, it's been really nice to put some time into my own horse and work on fixing issues that have been bugging me for a while. Two major accomplishments for Mist this past week was to trail ride out by herself, and W/T/C on a loose rein both out and back towards home. Walking on a loose rein home is a huge deal for this speed demon lol

Happy St. Patrick's day!
03/17/2020

Happy St. Patrick's day!

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Albright, WV
26519

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Rose Creek Riding Center, LLC is owned and operated by Stephanie Hamilton in Albright, WV. Stephanie is a 2013 WVU graduate who majored in Animal and Nutritional Sciences with an Equine Management Minor. She also earned her CHA Western Riding Instructor Certification. Rose Creek Riding Center, LLC is a small business that offers training for horses following the Clinton Anderson’s Method. Established in September 2014, Rose Creek Riding Center, LLC is a small business operated by a busy mother of two beautiful girls under the age of 6. Please be patient as improvements are being made at our facility.

At this time Rose Creek Riding Center, LLC is not offering any riding lessons. This is due to the fact that our two lessons horses are not longer fit for lessons. Storm has been retired at the good old age of 28 years old, and can no longer keep up with the demanding workload from lessons. Mist has been forced out of lessons due to developing Moon Blindness and is going blind in her right eye. If anyone is interested in lessons, feel free to contact me on this page or email at [email protected] and I can direct you to riding instructors in the area.

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Rose Creek Riding Center is an amazing place for young riders to start out! Stephanie is amazing with young children and the passion she shows for the riders and the horses is unforgettable! My daughter loves her and her new passion! Would recommend to anyone interested in riding!!