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My name is Penni Wood, and I operate Reach Out Ranch, a small Western riding program in the beautiful Lost Pines area of Bastrop 5 miles from Bastrop State Park off of HWY 21. I focus on safety, helmets are provided, and references are available. Ages 8+.

For intermediate and advanced riders, I take people out to an equestrian park located in Bastrop.

I graduated from UT Austin in 1996 with a degree in Communications—Sciences and Disorders—Deaf Studies. I have been giving riding lessons for over nine years and in that time I have worked with children with differences such as: ADD, ADHD, Bi-polar, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Sensory Defensiveness and Autism. I worked briefly as an assistant guide in a Montessori preschool. My style is to encourage my students to do as much as they can for themselves and when they need help, I am there to help them. My approach to teaching children horseback riding is patient and firm yet fair. The main rule at ROR is we never say "I can't." I promote self-talk that is positive with an attitude of "I can do it." I ask that students problem solve and try for themselves and help them when needed. It is such a joy for both the student and the teacher when the student is able to do the task all by themselves.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

   
 
Call Penni 512-517-1123
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