Just a few testimonials from past students

I would like to take a moment to thank everyone for being interested and happy to reply to me with these kind words, so that others may be inspired to put the effort in to make a difference in your horses well being and future joy in your life.

"When I started on my search for the perfect four legged companion I had many different ideas and expectations of what I wanted, but had a few doubts whether I would find it all in one spot.  As soon as I saw his picture (Fonz) I instantly fell in love... Little did I know this was going to end up being one of the greatest experiences and would help me grow so much, not only as a rider, but a confident horse owner as well.  From the moment I pulled into Tovie's place I felt at ease and so welcomed as if I had grown up doing lessons there my entire life... I was very happy to be walked through step by step catching, haltering, groundwork, riding, loading, etc., no hidden surprises just a day in the life with The Fonz.  I gotta say, when Tovie took Fonz into the round pen and started to show me his skills, I was so impressed at how well he responded to Tovie and presented with the utmost respect for her, I knew instantly this was a lady I wanted to learn a few things from! I couldn't be happier with the experience I've had while purchasing Fonz from Tovie!! I am SO thankful I was able to have some Horsemanship lessons before moving Fonz and be confident I could continue with his training the way he was taught.  When you purchase a horse from Tovie you get the whole package and an immense amount of support, it'll get your fire burning inside with joy!!  I'm so thankful I had the opportunity to meet Tovie and find everything I was looking for when I started out on this horsey buying journey! Now, having Fonz moved to his new home and starting our partnership together, I am still very tickled with the fact I continue to receive support and communication from Tovie!  I know if I ever have a question or feel stuck with Fonz, I can always pick up the phone and know I have someone I can call that will support and help me through whatever the issue may be.   Thank you so much Tovie for making my experience of buying a horse the most relaxing, supportive and exciting adventure... I am forever grateful to have met you!" Thanks again so much Tovie, keep in touch.

Tina
 

“Thanks again to you and your boys, for sharing such a wonderful experience with us. After having a very negative introduction years ago (being thrown and then having the horse fall on top of me), I had been very nervous around horses while still admiring and loving them from a distance. My intent for these lessons was to simply become more comfortable with horses, and hopefully to progress to the point of experiencing a ‘join-up’. To have that dream come true today, both for me and my husband was truly magical – small pun intended since our ‘join-up’ experience was with Magic.”

“Your training methods have been great; with a clear, consistent approach and a variety of horses that have allowed me to progress from initially being unable to even convince Jack to move, to working through my fear and building up my confidence, to now working in the round pen with Magic. There is obviously still a lot to learn, both about the horses and our role as humans, but this has been an incredible beginning.”

“Tovie, you have offered me some of the best opportunities to learn, understand and appreciate my horse. Your style, technique and patience are the essence of excellent horse training and horsemanship, as they can be used to gain any horse’s respect, attention, and control. I enjoyed my time with you, learning new things daily with each of your boys and learning things about myself. This was a great experience.”

“Tovie has offered some of the best opportunities for me as a novice around horses. She has made learning about horses, not only fun but more interesting than one can imagine it being. I have thoroughly enjoyed being taught by her. She has such a great way of teaching. Her classes are wonderful for learning what you need to know to be an informed horse person.”

“This class is exactly what I was seeking. I am a beginner with horses and have taken riding lessons as a beginner, but I needed to know about the horse – basics – gaining a horse’s respect, anatomy, care, costs involved, and spiritual connection with this animal. Tovie has taught me so much that I had never been exposed to but I knew there had to be this kind teaching for me. I leave every class feeling energized and happy, so it is obviously good for my soul.”

“Tovie’s willingness to spend the time and energy researching the traditional wisdom of those who came before her, to shift through the chaff of ideas and find the value there, then to constantly revise and revamp her applications of those ideas until she has it just right for every individual, is absolutely awe inspiring!”

“Tovie is truly a gift in my life… I have been so blessed to have found her, learned from her and to now have her as my friend. A lot of the times, the things I learn do not only apply to horses but also to the people in our workplace, friends and family, dogs, and the wellbeing of my soul.”

“I encourage everyone who has ever loved horses but didn’t have the chance to grow up with them… or anyone that needs to develop leadership skills… or anyone that wants to have an amazingly good time learning about one of theworld’s most beautiful and soulful creatures to come down to Just Horsing Around and let Tovie change your life as well.”