Sawatzky Equine Services
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This program is intended for students interested in being taught a step-by-step process for an entire colt starting program from basic ground work through to being able to ride walk/trot/canter.
Our main focus is on teaching safe practices in a systematic program that progresses a young horses training to being ridden under saddle.
We provide extensive support and experiential learning throughout the 6-weeks that includes:
Class time and theory
Practicing new skills on mature horses
Hands-on practice with your colt
One-on-one coaching throughout the program
Instructor assessments of horses
Customized weekly homework
And much more!
The Standard Colt Starting School Program Includes**
All 4 Standard Colt Starting School Thursday/Friday Classes*
All 3 Standard Colt Starting School Friday Evening Classes*
All 6 Standard Colt Starting School Weekly Google Meet Check-In/Q&A Tuesday Evening Calls*
Theory and Exercise Manuals
Haul In & Stabling for Weekends
* Please reference the Standard Program - 2023 Schedule below for specific dates.
** Participation in all parts of the program is required.
~ Your Tuition Does Not Include: ~
We do have options available for your convenience for the above mentioned items. Please click on the link below to visit our Frequently Asked Questions section to learn more about options and pricing.
Young horses for the program
On-site full time board
On-site accommodations or plug-in camping
In order to provide a Safe, Supportive and Systematic education in Colt Starting, our enrollment is limited to 6 students total.
(combined total of both Professional & Standard program participants)
Standard Program – 2023 Schedule
Note: Schedule has changed from past years
Standard Program Tuition
$3995 + gst
Upon acceptance into the Standard Program a deposit of $599 +GST is due.
The remaining tuition + GST must be paid before August 20, 2023.
Equal Payment Plans are Available by Request.
** Pay In Full Discounts In Effect**
By April 20 - 20% Discount!
By May 20 - 15% Discount!
By June 20 - 10% Discount!
on February 1, 2023
on July 20, 2023
If you miss a class we cannot accommodate rescheduling. We have a full training schedule for the months of September and October. The weekly calls are not available to be rescheduled.
Refund & Cancellation Policy
If you cancel your registration into the program by July 22, 2023 we will refund your money minus a $200 administration fee.
If you cancel your registration into the program after July 22, 2023 we will not provide a refund.