Castle Ridge Keep is an equine breeding, boarding,
physical therapy, rehabilitating and training facility, celebrating
20 years of service in
Crystal Lake, Illinois. The owner and trainer, June Pedersen, says,
"We are primarily a teaching barn. I have experience in many
disciplines. I enjoy working closely with novice owners and green
horses, helping them to grow together to develop equestrian skills
as well as a deep bond between horse and rider. Castle Ridge Keep
has beginning to advanced clients doing gated horses, Morgan show
horses as well as just pleasure riding.
June trains/teaches both horses and riders in driving, dressage and eventing. Ms. Pedersen has developed a training program she calls
the European Longevity Method (ELM). Her training method is based on
European principles, but includes a watchful eye on the symmetrical
structure of both horse and rider. June explains, To reduce
resistance in the horse I help both the horse and rider establish a
clear communication. By reducing resistance, horses are sounder,
healthier and happier which leads to a very long and productive life
partnership between a horse and their human.
Click here to learn more about June.