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A trio of veteran, certified coaches safely cultivates English-style equestrians and fosters inter-species friendships on Stone Field Stables' picturesque 60-acre farm. Students begin their lesson in the barn, learning how to prepare for their ride by coaxing the bit into their steed's mouth and securing the saddle by promising the pony a 24-carrot ring. With pupils snugly seated atop their mount, instructors adjust their grip on the reins and help them to develop a firm seat necessary for communicating with the highly trained lesson horses, some of which lend their gentle manners and sure footing to the barn's therapeutic riding program. Riders dismount after strutting around the ring and reenacting Napoleon's famous prance across the Alps, grabbing brushes and hoof-picks on the way back to the stall for a final grooming lesson.