John Donne 9 p.m., May 27
Top Competition level instruction for riders who may not be interested in competing
Horseback riding lessons will be hopping in sunny east county San Diego. Triple S Ranch and the community of Lakeside welcome horsewoman Linda Levy with her merry troop of horses and ponies. Linda, new to the San Diego area will be teaching and training at Triple S ranch, which sits at the base of El Capitan Mountain on El Monte Road. The ranch, owned for many years by the Sorbie family, is a green, tree lined oasis in the otherwise desert like area around Lakeside. The ranch boasts four riding rings, multiple round pens and direct access to the San Diego river bed trail system.
Levy, a native of New England relocated to Point Loma in April with her husband Andy. Linda and Andy work together to manage the riding program they have started at Triple S Ranch. Andy will be scheduling lessons, and otherwise managing the business end of the program. Linda will both teach riding and train horses. With 35 years of experience training horses and riders, Linda is an energetic and gifted teacher. Her direct and compassionate style enables her students to progress as riders and helps their horses remain happy in their work.
"Horses are often miss understood because they are large and can be strong at times, but most domesticated horses are very gentle and crave the attention humans give them," Says Levy. She continues, "Horses are such wonderful teachers, they can mirror our emotions, sometimes telling us things about ourselves we didn't even know. Horses do not lie; they have strong human radar, telling us what they need if we take the time to listen."
Andy adds, “Linda offers ‘A’ horse show level instruction to individuals who may not be interested in competing. Working on horsemanship skills promotes a sense of accomplishment, a sense of empowerment, and a special relationship between horse and rider.”
The Levy's are excited to get started with their new endeavor, sharing the special world of horses with all who want to learn. For more information about horses and the programs offered at Triple S Ranch, see Linda’s website ridewithlinda.com, email Linda at Linda@ridewithlinda.com , or call 619-356-8033.