Crystal Sheck was hired as a private jumping coach for my 17-year-old daughter from February, 2013 to April, 2013. My daughter was preparing for 4-H and other shows in late spring. It turned out to be a very positive experience.
Crystal is a personable young lady and was very easy to work with. She always arrived a bit early for the lessons, and came with a plan in mind. All exercises were focused on the horse and rider’s particular needs. She had a keen eye and was quick to see what needed to be worked on. Crystal used a wide range of exercises so that the lessons never got repetitious. She made sure that the horse was warmed up and cooled down properly. Her attention to safety of both horse and rider was obvious.
Crystal never coached with one eye on the clock and made sure that each lesson ended on a positive note. My daughter was left with instructions for what to work on between lessons. Crystal also provided information on local horse shows that she could participate in during the summer season.
I highly recommend Crystal to any rider who is interested in improving their jumping skills. She has a low-key and positive way of communicating to her students. She gives lots of positive feedback when warranted and gentle guidance on the skills that needed improvement. Crystal always explained why she needed something done a certain way instead of just expecting it to be done without question. All in all, Crystal is a knowledgeable, experienced coach who will provide you with excellent training.
Just wanted to write you and say Rhapsody is doing great after the therapy session, she feels better! I sure had no brakes at the event anyways, she was having too much fun! I had an awesome dressage lesson today, had the best contact I've ever had for flat, and she really was using herself and trying! it was like a breakthrough occurred! I will have to have you out again soon, thank you soo much!
Kendra & Rhapsody
Kendra & Rhapsody