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Old 01-17-2008, 07:31 PM
 
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does anyone have info on this riding school or others ITP or just OTP?
this location would be PERFECT for us.
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Old 01-17-2008, 08:57 PM
 
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Well, I'm a hunter/ jumper gal so I can't stand the dressage folks. Dressage folks don't usually like hunter/ jumper people either so I guess that makes it even.

I'm not into dressage at all... I had to do it for a while in Pony Club and to me it's no fun. But if dressage is your thing - I have heard it's good.
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Old 01-18-2008, 06:20 AM
 
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Smile can't handle H/J anymore

When I first learned to ride it was hunter/jumper. I had a big gap in adulthood but now that I have MS, I've been working with a therapeutic group and have discovered dressage. I don't really need the thera. setting anymore, I'm doing really well. Its like some people prefer ballet and some prefer figure skating. They both take athleticism but in a different style. I'm getting too old to jump anyway. Me and Anne Romney who also has MS and is a champion dressage rider. I won't ever show but that's for other reasons. I still love horsies tho

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Well, I'm a hunter/ jumper gal so I can't stand the dressage folks. Dressage folks don't usually like hunter/ jumper people either so I guess that makes it even.

I'm not into dressage at all... I had to do it for a while in Pony Club and to me it's no fun. But if dressage is your thing - I have heard it's good.
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Old 03-06-2008, 11:19 AM
 
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Default Highly Recommend Vogt

Actually, I ride at Vogt, and I have been for the past 1.5 years. The first time I ever took a lesson on a horse was at Vogt, and I highly recommend this facility. It isn't cheap. Private lessons are now $75 for 45 minutes and group lessons (which there is a long waiting list for) will run you $275/mo to ride twice a week; however, it is worth it.

Sheri Davis-Pruett is one of the trainers. I have never trusted/admired/learned from somebody as much as Sheri. She's great and meticulous, so you don't have to worry about being taught the wrong basics. She is tough, but very rewarding.

It doesn't really matter if you've never ridden dressage, or if you have been riding in another discipline. Sheri will begin with the basics, as the two styles are so different. Take a trip over there one evening--there are lessons up until 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays (8 p.m. being the Advanced class which consists of mostly adults) and other days lessons go until about 5:45.

Hope this helps!
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Old 11-16-2008, 11:30 PM
 
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This is a barn I have very mixed feelings about. I am surprised to see such positive feedback. I rode there for over ten years, and when I left, I kicked myself for not leaving sooner. AVH is a great rider, sometimes a good teacher... but on other's horses I would see her be quite crewel, and with her clients downright rude. AVH is one of the most awful people I have ever met. Students would refer to themselves as her slaves; she never asked you to do something, you were told. Good luck getting anything back that you put in, as far as duties around the barn. The way she would argue (regularly) in-front of clients with her parents or sister was embarrassing. I won't even discuss her horrible nature towards Bill the stablehand, who loved the horses more than their owners. In my opinion, if you like to be tortured, you like tough love and you want to be put to work every time you step onto the property, ride here. Or, if you have a child that won't behave and they need discipline, Vogt is a good place. Otherwise, drive a little further to friendly horse people who will let you ride bareback, or get out of the ring and do what real horse people do. (all the horses are ring sour and get very little turnout)
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Old 11-17-2008, 12:42 PM
 
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Default riding in Atlanta

Try Dana McDaniel - Horse Training. Located very close to Atlanta, caters to Atlanta riders who do not want to commute 45 minutes to ride and is also reasonably priced.
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Old 11-17-2008, 07:08 PM
 
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Try Dana McDaniel - Horse Training. Located very close to Atlanta, caters to Atlanta riders who do not want to commute 45 minutes to ride and is also reasonably priced.
Are there any other dressage barns nearby (I live in midtown). I went to Vogt over the weekend (unannounced - just drove up) and watched some kids during a group lesson. It seemed like an OK place - and the trainer seemed to be good with the kids - but I was hoping to find someplace with an indoor arena as I'd like to ride year round (and it was coooollllddd this weekend!)

Thanks
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:30 PM
 
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vogts good for the basics. but unless you started out early there, (i was at another barn and then transfered) there is no hope to actually board or event from there. not much support from the trainers, and i see people stuck in a rut all the time, vogt only goes so far. but it is close.good for not serious horse back riders.
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Old 05-14-2009, 07:12 AM
 
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vogts good for the basics. but unless you started out early there, (i was at another barn and then transfered) there is no hope to actually board or event from there. not much support from the trainers, and i see people stuck in a rut all the time, vogt only goes so far. but it is close.good for not serious horse back riders.
My take on the place exactly.
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Old 05-14-2009, 10:03 AM
 
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We had one of our kids at Vogt for years. We got a lot out of it, but we're glad we're not there anymore.

The right kids thrive there. I'm proud of what mine learned, but ultimately it just wasn't for us.

Are you looking for riding lessons for you or for your kids? Either way, it's easy enough to visit. You wouldn't even have to introduce yourself; just park and watch what goes on in the barn and in the arena some afternoon. You'll pick up on the vibe.
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