SUPER*-natural Horsemanship
Western and English Riding Instruction
and Hippology, the study of horses

Instructor:  Rev. Barbara A. Kostelnik, Th.M.
Assistant instructors: Rev. Joseph Kostelnik, Ph.D.
Rev. J. Solomon Kostelnik, BA

Working with horses develops many qualities that last a lifetime:
self-confidence -- responsibility -- kindness -- fitness -- gratitude --
 physical and emotional wellness --- plus, it's just plain fun!
 

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This is a horsemanship school.  No trail rides, sorry. 

Horseback Riding Lessons Near Me 
Our
Fall 2017 Season
is under way!

Private Horsemanship and Horse Husbandry lessons,
specializing in beginners!

Our prices for current students remain the same.

Most horsemanship schools offer lessons that last about one hour. 
Ours include hippology, training, preparing the horse to ride, after-ride procedures, barn, pasture & tack care & use ...usually lasting much longer than an hour
(usually more like 2+ hours).
We can't call it horse camp for insurance reasons,
but in some ways it seems like that!

For this reason, we are changing our pricing for new students.
Contact us via email, phone or text for more information.

We can accept accept cash, PayPal, credit cards or checks.

You can email us here.  Thanks!


"Blue Rock Horse Park" is just what we call our horse hobby:
we board our two horses, ride, teach, train, and "just hang out",
in the NW Cincinnati suburb of White Oak West.

WE DO NOT OWN THE PROPERTY,
AND IT IS NOT AN INCORPORATED BUSINESS.

You may click any of the links
<=== at left, at any time.
Just "take any saddle from the rack".
They turn into "Cowboy saddles" if you hover your cursor over them.

We board our (two, currently) horses on a very gracious family's farm land where Galbraith Rd. dead-ends onto Blue Rock Road, and have the use of about 15 acres of fields and trails, 3 stalls, a few acres of pasture, and our 45' round pen.  Our home is just two miles away.  We're the only ones boarding there, happily.

The horses are kept very "naturally"; the stalls open into the pasture, and are left open for them to go in and out as they please, most days.

Sorry, we cannot accept volunteers at this time due to our insurance.  However, email us if you really want to work at the barn;
if we get very many people wanting to volunteer,
we may be able to change our insurance in the future.

Please have a look around our web site,
meet our horses and us, and marvel with us
at what God has provided right in the heart of the
northwestern Cincinnati suburb of White Oak West.

At this location, we offer:

  •  English and Western riding lessons

  •  BALANCED/INDEPENDENT SEAT

  •  round pen (super-safe, small enclosure) lessons & training

  •  large grassy fields & wooded trails for more advanced lessons

  •  barrels, for learning barrel-racing or just riding around

  •  cones, to learn pole bending, or practice serpentines

  •  how to do ground training/round penning

  •  equine body language and behavior

  •  basic, SAFE horse handling

  •  equipment/tack use and care lessons

  •  all-around stable safety and "barn-keeping"

  •  horse grooming, health and care

  •  equine color genetics (click to see just one of Barbara's equine color web sites)

  •  trail riding lessons

    -- and more, all of which falls under the heading of "hippology"!

We have never offered trail rides.  We only have two horses right now, and are not insured for that, or parties, etc.  Just lessons.

* Our "SUPER-natural" Hippology is based on many years of equestrian
AND Bible study, learning and experience.

We consider every good thing in our lives to be a gift from God*,
and we thank Him daily for the privilege of being able to enjoy them all: our very lives, our health, our church, our horses, our family and friends, and the barn and land where we board and enjoy our horses. 
And you are invited to enjoy all of them with us!

We'd now like to share our fondest equine memory with you:

In Loving Memory
Amir Halam, 1980-2011

  This kind, patient, and dignified Arabian gelding is Amir Halam.

He was our main riding and lesson horse for many years. He's shown here freshly bathed (still wet!), with 3 of that year's 8 horsemanship students getting ready for the annual Harvest Home Fair Horse Show.

We're not officially connected with the Fair, but we usually attend,
and we and our students sometimes show there.

*  "Every good thing, and every perfect gift, is from above, and comes down
from the Father of lights"  ---  James, chapter1, verses 16 & 17

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CONTACT INFO:  EMAIL  Miss Barb.
The stable is on Blue Rock Road, which is named after Blue Rock Creek.
It and the Taylor Creek tributary that flows through the land at the barn are
replete with slate and shale, which is more or less ... "Blue"!

This web site content, photos and graphics copyright 2017 by Barbara A Kostelnik