Welcome to Legacy Hill Farms A Premiere 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 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 and head coach at LHF
Our Training Philosophy
"In training, everything comes down to the tiniest of details for the maximum influence or effect (read Testimonials). We must listen to the horse. They tell us what is going wrong and what is going right, what they understand and what they don't. Their temperament, conformation and way of going dictate how they should be trained, what should be focused on and which lessons should come first and so on. The training must be systematic. Experienced eyes on the ground must determine why a horse is not working properly. It is our responsibility as coaches and riders not to overlook pain, distress or confusion and assume it is bad behavior. Most often it is a simple fix. There must be ultimate fairness when training the horse. An abundance of praise for each new lesson learned, no matter how small, is as important and in some cases, is more important than the lesson itself. The best riders and trainers in the world know this. It is imperative that a distinct, thoughtful and well understood system be taught to horse (and rider). When the language between horse and rider solidifies and is absolutely clear, the aids become invisible and the horse performs with balance, fluidity and brilliance. " M.L.