I very highly recommend Nicky Kurty for riding lessons and/or any horse training needs one might have. I have had the pleasure to experience both being instructed by Nicky as a rider and also watching her school my 3 year old American Paint horse. Nicky "started" my horse "Sunny" and did an incredible job. I was riding him under Nicky's instruction within a couple of weeks. Sunny spent just 6 weeks with Nicky and already has a solid foundation of the basics. I'm hoping to get the opportunity to send him to Nicky's for a few weeks this summer to further his education. Sunny not only received the most excellent care while being boarded and trained at Nicky's, but he was treated kindly and given the room to learn and succeed as was I. Sunny has great brakes and I ride him in a snaffle with which he responds with a very light touch. Nicky is a wonderful teacher and "encourager". And she continues to be available to help me with questions when I'm having an issue for which I am VERY grateful. Thanks again Nicky, for the wonderful job you did with Sunny and all your continued support!