Facilities + services
BL Horsemanship is a boutique sized training and sales business that is based out of their private facility in Staunton, Virginia. We pride ourselves on giving our horses a thorough foundation that allows us to continue educating them predominately outside, covering a variety of terrains and doing different jobs. We keep the program small so that each horse receives ample individual focus and the flexibility to meet whatever their time needs may be.
The horses enjoy 24/7 turnout on green pastures as individual or small group. They are fed premium orchard grass hay that is produced right here on the farm! For training there is a full size grass round corral, a 5 acre training and jump field, and a 3/4 mile fitness track through the 30 acre hayfield. The horses regularly take a 5 minute hack to the neighbors outdoor arena and have immediate access to a couple hundred acres of trails. We also haul 3.5 miles off property to access an indoor arena during the winter months in order to continue optimizing training.
Our primary mission with sales is to produce horses from the ground up. We are focused on a well rounded foundation, safety is our priority, with amateur friendly in mind. Our goal is to help horses search, think and be confident filling in for their human so that they can be successful as themselves, no matter what you intend to do with them. All of our horses have to go through our program and be proven before being available to purchase. Please visit our sales page to view current available horses, fill out our sales horse inquiry questionnaire, or to subscribe to be notified when a new horse is available to the public.
training + Consignment
On an individual basis, we take outside horses in for introducing to or additional education in fox hunting, starting under saddle, problem solving, additional training and sales consignment. We tailor our program to the individual needs of the horse and the goals of the owner. Our training philosophy is to get the horse willing, relaxed and searching so that there are no limits to the activities you can do with them.
We have no minimum timeline, our program can be customized entirely to your personal needs. We charge a day rate of $40 per day that the horse is in training, and $15 per day layover or injury board. Consignment horses are the same in training day rate plus 10% commission of the sale price. BL Horsemanship takes responsibility for all marketing, advertising, communicating and showing to prospective buyers. Please visit our contact page to inquire about training and consignment availability.
Teaching has become a large piece of the program here. Students have come from many different backgrounds to learn about horsemanship and develop their foundation further. Brie has the ability to dissect your riding and understanding down to the micro level and fill in the missing building blocks one piece at a time. Her aim is to get the riders confident in problem solving and being creative in their work as well as charting a clear goal-oriented path forward while focusing on positivity. There are a few options for coaching, individual haul in lessons on site or you and your horse can be full time in the program and receive training rides and weekly lessons. Whatever your goals are, it is our job to assist you in refining them and teaching you how to get yourself there.