From Our Editors
Decades in the saddle has shown Randy Manuel and his partner, Jackie, that the art of horseback riding is much about becoming one with the horse, so their style of instruction involves a more nuanced approach than traditional instruction. Students begin with the universal fundamentals, but as their experience advances, Randy and Jackie show them how to ride with the horse's natural rhythm while maintaining a relaxed balance. Since these skills must be carefully cultivated, Randy and Jackie conduct each lesson in a one-on-one format, up until students are ready to participate in A-level competitions. The 62-acre Contento Farms sets the backdrop for hunter/jumper instruction, affording students access to a 140'x240' outdoor arena and an 80'x200' indoor arena.