Erika Eckstrom - The owner and operator of Painted Bar Stables, Erika has 20+ years of experience working with horses and riding. For the past 6 years, Erika has devoted her life to developing practical programs that help both people and horses learn to communicate and function as teams. She can also pick a fine tune on a fiddle.
Joes Chicone - Certified Journeyman Farrier and professional horseman, Joe has 40+ years of experience working cattle on ranches out West, riding the trails of the East, and handcrafting saddlery and blacksmith metal work. He's a darned good guy, and plays a mean banjo.
COST: $600, includes a graduation cowboy hat ($150 non-refundable deposit to hold spot)
LOCATION: Painted Bar Stables - 4093 Lake Street, Burdett NY 14818
(some classes may be held at the Chicone Shop or the Watkins Glen Chamber of Commerce based on the class to be taught)
DATES: Sundays, March 2nd - May 11th (1 week break)
TIME: 4:00pm start time
COURSE SESSIONS: 10 Sessions, each session will be roughly 2 hours of work time.
Supplies Required By Students: boots with a small heel, plyable work gloves, safety glasses
Supplies Provided By Program: riding helmet, riding tack, lunge line, basic leather work tools and supplies, basic blacksmith tools and supplies