We find the role of animals profoundly valuable and dedicate our project to the theory that:
Horse Play is a non-profit organization that operates
an equine rescue/sanctuary in Saunderstown, Rhode Island.
Services at Horse Play
Riding Instruction – all ages, all disciplines.
Balanced Centered Riding:
Horse Training – all ages, Evolutionary Horsemanship Methods
What is Evolutionary Horsemanship?
It is a way of keeping and working with horses that considers the “whole” horse – diet/nutrition, health (physical, mental and emotional), hoof care, age, conformation, as well as stable management practices.
It incorporates many methods and variations of Natural Horsemanship, but it is not just another Natural Horsemanship method, it's not just “round penning” and it's not your grandfather's way of horse training.
Why evolutionary? Because we've hopefully evolved to more humane, communication-oriented methods of horse teaching and moved away from the more dominant, aggressive methods of whips, chains, tie-downs and punishment. Evolutionary Horsemanship encompasses much more than basic groundwork and riding skills. It's about building a relationship, developing a partnership and strengthening a bond. It encompasses all that is “horse” with an emphasis on the natural.
Explore Evolutionary Horsemanship and Find Solutions for:
Becoming a “benevolent herd leader”, horse-human communication, “de-mystifying” natural horsemanship, dealing with aggressiveness / nervousness / fear in both horse and human, gentling, basic horse health, first aid and alternative therapies, barefoot trimming, round pen techniques,de-spooking, bridleless riding, trailer loading and much more. Create a lasting bond with your horse.
Price per session: $45 at Horse Play, $55 at your barn
Barefoot Natural Horse Hoof Trimming – all horses – methods of Pete Ramey and KC LaPierre - $55 initial trim, $45 thereafter
Birthday Parties – here at Horse Play – we provide location, tables, décor and pony rides. $60 per hour
Used Tack and Consignment Shop – here at Horse Play – sell your used tack – lowest consignment commissions in the area – or donate and get a tax deduction!
Horse Play Equine Sanctuary Staff