Denise Montoya

SAN FRANCISCO HORSEBACK RIDING LESSONS

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My name is Denise Montoya, I am a local horseback riding instructor in the San Francisco bay area.


I started lessonswithdenise.com in January of 2014. I had been teaching private lessons for the past 11 years prior part time and decided in 2014 that it was time to take a leap of faith and attempt this dream full time.


It has been quite the rollercoaster ride I have to say, being a single mom and doing everything myself including, trying to figure out how to market my website, doing my own scheduling, bookkeeping, training, teaching lessons, exercising horses and cleaning stalls.


I follow natural horsemanship and teach beginner English and Western styles of riding. I've studied Pat Parelli and Sally Swift. I believe in the centered riding method and I teach horseback riding from the ground up. I think it is important to have a relationship with the horse so that you can both move forward as a team. Both the rider and the horse have to trust each other and have confidence in one another so that both can be safe and have fun.


I am currently running my business 20 minutes from San Francisco at Morning Star Ranch in Moss Beach, Ca.

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It's been proven that horses are not only good for the soul but can have many positive benefits including:

Increased self-confidence

trust building skills

responsibility

perspective

boundaries

self-acceptance

self-sufficiency

communication skills verbal/non verbal

Don't give them something to run from, give them something to run to!

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trust building skills with Stormy