Welcome to Legacy Hill Farms A World Class Dressage Training Center located in Castle Rock, Colorado
After 25 years of experience, integrity and quality, our mission remains the same....
Producing happy, healthy horses is our #1 goal.
How do our horses live and play? First, we are so blessed to live in one of the most beautiful places in Colorado. Legacy Hill Farms is set in a peaceful countryside overlooking the majestic Colorado mountains. We provide oversized stalls (12x14) with video monitoring, 5 meals every day with night check after 9pm, on-site living for our experienced equestrian staff, sprouted whole grains and seeds mixed with top quality feeds, plus 'no chemical' well water and the best Colorado hay and alfalfa available in the state.
Indoor and outdoor arenas with sand, rubber and oil footing groomed to perfection.
Long, supervised turnout in safe paddocks for play time.
A state-of-the-art automatic Euro exerciser for conditioning, rehab and cold mornings when horses need time to warm up tendons and muscles before turnout and training.
Beautiful pastures to trail ride and train on at sunset, sunrise or anytime.
On-site experienced property owners who cultivate and value a fun, supportive, 'no-drama' community of clients. At least once a month we gather for dinner at the ranch and enjoy discussion, education and connection, building lasting friendships for a lifetime. Everyone is welcome! Even if you don't board or train here.
A beautiful, functional barn including full-size indoor arena, heated lounge with kitchen and viewing into indoor arena, 21 custom scrolled oversized stalls with rubber mats, custom designed watering system, wash rack with hot/cold water, double state-of-the-art therapy/thermal solarium, oversized tack room and 4 tack up bays.
At Legacy Hill Farms each horse is treated with an attention to detail in their care and training. It is our philosophy that having happy horses is more important than drilling movements and overworking horses. Keeping up with what the industry dictates for age appropriate training is not always in the best interest of the horse or rider. Each horse is unique and many factors must be considered in their development.
Michelle Lauber, owner/coach
Our Training Philosophy
In training, everything comes down to the tiniest of details for the maximum influence (Testimonials). We must listen to the horse. We must be fair. It is much like teaching children in a classroom. If horses are given the time and patience it takes to teach the fundamentals based upon their individual nature, talent, intelligence and character, and the rider/trainer encourages a bond of trust through confidence building exercises and lessons, everything evolves easily from there. We teach the horse how to connect the dots but each lesson, each dot, must be understood before we continue hastily with another. This develops a unique language between horse and rider. Becoming a master at recognizing when a horse understands, or misunderstands, a lesson is the trainer's responsibility. Training cannot be rushed. When the language is absolutely clear, Magic can happen. Today, dressage horses are pushed too far, too fast. We must educate up-and-coming trainers to formulate and become masters in a systematic training system based upon the principles of the training scale, compassion for the individuality of each horse's learning ability and a true desire for placing the horse's welfare above all else.
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