Acres of grass paddocks ripple in the wind around the large indoor and outdoor riding arenas at Wild Oak Farm, where owner Renee Lenkart works to help students to improve their riding abilities and develop a bond with equines. As hooves clop out a staccato rhythm against the sun-soaked red soil, Renee calls upon years of experience crafting lessons for both beginner and advanced students. She has also spent time training and showing hunters and jumpers, and many of her students have gone on to participate in national competitions or yelling matches at grocery stores with no-horse policies.
The Minnesota Saddlebred Horse Association unites stables across the state, showcasing the diversity of the american saddlebred and training future equestrians with individually tailored riding lessons. After arriving in long pants and sturdy, low-heeled shoes, riders don helmets as instructors commence half-hour equine adventures to acquaint students with an agreeable saddlebred, whose manner and relaxed gait are perfect for human accompaniment and a marked advantage in "act casual" situations. The average lesson covers mounting and dismounting, walking and trotting, rein control, and how to properly engage with the horse. In addition, riders will spend time learning how horses think and react in common situations. The MSHA's participating stables open on evenings and weekends for man-to-beast interactions after school or work.
Featherbrook Farm's head trainer and instructor Lisa Avaloz draws upon a lifetime of equine experience and an international network of colleagues. The farm fosters interspecies cooperation through lessons, camps, and birthday parties. Riding lessons instill in young riders the importance of grooming, form, and confidence, rewarding proper handling skills with positive reinforcement. Beginning students start on a lunge line to improve their positioning, strengthen their seat, and gain a feel for their horse. Safety remains of utmost importance throughout the lesson. All students must wear helmets while riding and avoid giving horses celebratory piggyback rides after completing a session.
Featherbrook Farm conducts weekly camps from June to August for 6–14 youngsters at a time. Campers ride twice each day and establish a solid foundation of horsemanship through grooming, first aid, and studying horse anatomy. In addition to education, fun and excitement abound as children play games and make crafts with new friends.
At Edina Pet Hospital, Dr. Jill Eversman and Dr. Jean Jarvis and their staff welcome furry friends for a bevy of hospital, boarding, and bathing services. Within a large, clean setting, they offer diagnostic checkups, x-rays, dental, lab, and pharmaceutical services for dogs and cats. They also offer dietary and behavioral counseling, boarding, and emergency care.
We offer a playful environment for dogs to exercise & socialize. We have an indoor/outdoor play area for dogs to run inside and outside all day long while supervised, plus take them on 1 walk a day. We provide grooming and training services on-site too. It's one stop shopping for the quality care of your pet.
Inspired by their own pup, Roxy, Bubbly Paws owners Keith and Patrycia Miller created a foamy self-service haven for distressed dog owners who have grown weary of muddy paw prints and dirt-caked coats. Ample supplies of aprons, towels, brushes, and professional dryers equip novice and expert doggy detailers alike with the tools to administer a professional-grade luster to four-legged members of the family.
Camp Bow Wow Burnsville’s pooch paradise resembles a cabin in the north woods, with wood counters and accents backed by a painted mural of dogs in the wilderness. Whether being dropped off for a day or an extended overnight stay, each pup gets the chance to play with other dogs all day in the spacious indoor and outdoor spaces. The watchful camp counselors set up playgroups based on each dog’s energy level and temperament, ensuring that young pets can tumble and race while the elders discuss the particulars of their treat pensions. Owners can keep an eye on their four-legged friend with the Camp Bow Wow Camper Cams, which provide a live stream of the indoor and outdoor play areas.
Building off the camp theme, dogs can retire to the camp lounge to relax in cozy beds, or race up and down the playground-style terrain. Each dog is provided with their own cabin, though they only visit them during meals and bedtime stories. The boarders also offer grooming services such as baths and nail trimming.