Riding lessons at Sunset Stables consists of the Western Pleasure Discipline. at Sunset Stables, we strongly emphasize safety. Owner and Trainer Angie Newman, as well as her trained staff, ensures that children and adults both can enjoy the benefits of horseback riding. Riders learn and develop confidence, and a sense of accomplishment, as well as developing respect to others and animals. In the initial lessons, a student learns how to groom the horse, as well as all of the important safety and handling skills. This progress to the proper mounting and dismounting techniques. The lessons are followed up with riding, steering, stopping, and understanding the gaits of the horse. Lessons are designed to be fun, exciting and challenging for each rider. The student also learns the proper ways to care for and maintain the horse. This sense of responsibility that is installed in each rider usually leads a student to owning their own horse, riding in horse events, and preparing for shows.