Centered Riding is an innovative way of expressing the
classical principles of riding, using body awareness, centering, and imagery.
Centered Riding encompasses all seats and styles of riding. It teaches a
language that allows clearer communication between horse, rider, and
instructor. Centered Riding was developed by Sally Swift, author of the
best-selling book and videotapes, and is now taught by Centered Riding
Instructors around the world.
Centered Riding is based on a knowledge of human and horse
anatomy, balance, movement, and on understanding how the mind affects the body
and how both affect the horse. It uses centering and grounding techniques from
the oriental martial arts, along with body awareness, mental imagery and sports
psychology. Through increasing body awareness, inhibiting old patterns, and
replacing them with a more balanced, free, and coordinated use of self, both
horse and rider can move more freely and comfortably, and develop their best
Beginner and Intermediate Riding Lessons
We offer beginner and intermediate riding lessons with a
certified instructor that are tailored to the individual’s needs and
goals. We teach basic through advanced
horsemanship skills including safety and care or the horse and centered riding
skills for proper riding position.
Whether you are interested in learning to ride, returning to riding
after many years, or want to improve your riding skills, we can help. We will provide a fun environment with well
trained safe horses.
We offer instruction
in English, Western, and Trail Riding.
Lessons are open to individuals of all ages and are taught year
round. We have an indoor riding ring with state of the art dustless footing,
an outdoor riding ring, and acres to ride out on and explore trails.
Private Hour $68
Private Half Hour $40
*Semi private lessons are available
Discount available with pre-paid package of lessons
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Equine Tranquility Wellness Center, Inc.
Mailing Address: 1180 Ringwood Ave, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442
Barn Address: Equine Tranquility Farm, 134 Airport Rd., Andover, NJ 07821
Ph: (201) 970-3400