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I started taking lessons from Krista Montgomery after taking a tumble from a neighbor’s horse. I decided I needed to learn how to be a safer and smarter rider. Three months later, I purchased my own horse, a registered Morgan mare. That was four years ago, and we’ve been taking weekly lessons from Krista ever since. Both my horse and I look forward to our lessons, we enjoy having those “break-through moments,” learning new skills, and perfecting old skills. Why this works so well for us is because it’s not Krista training my mare, its Krista training me….and I’m training my mare. Which equates to not only Teddi improving and mastering more difficult skills, but I too am mastering new skills.

I encourage anyone that is interested in improving their skills or the skills of their horse to consider lessons. I promise you will definitely get great value for your dollar and you will see dramatic changes in just a short period of time. For me, our lessons are one of the highlights of my week.

-- Gretchen Schatz 

Krista is a great teacher! When I first came to the barn I knew very little about training my own horse. But now a year later I am starting to train my second horse under the teaching of Krista. Krista is willing to teach you the rider and the horse at the same time. This has been a great way for me to save money, learn how to train a horse, and also to communicate better with my horse.

-- Anna Jacobson

Show Coaching:

The training and conditioning of my horses have been excellent. The lessons I take are well prepared, fitted to me and my skill level, while still very challenging and a lot of fun. I especially have appreciated the show management they provide, as I started showing after many years of "just staying home" with my horses. I was thrilled to be able to show, overcome my "middle age" fears and even put points on my horse this year! And what a delight to see the help and support my young daughter received as she did so well in leadline. We had a great year, and look forward to many more years of showing!! To me, equine activities are supposed to be fun, safe, and challenging, and they truly have been since I brought my horses to MonteRay Ranch!! I would recommend the services offered at MonteRay Ranch to anyone. My horses and I are certainly not leaving anytime soon.

-- Janne M.

"The MonteRay Ranch is a family-friendly, safe and positive atmosphere for the beginning horse-person to the life-long equestrian, showing, breeding or rodeo crowd. I've wintered our horses there for 5 years and knowing they are safe and protected is worth its weight in gold."

-- Dr. J.D. McDonald, Ardoch