Instruction & Personalized Plans
Jec is available for lessons in Santa Cruz, CA and at clinic locations nationally. Her simple and clear teaching style helps riders identify a training plan to achieve optimal athletic performance, regardless of discipline. Out of town students are also very welcome to travel to Santa Cruz to spend a few days refining their skills. Lesson horses sometimes available. Jec has helped numerous riders create personalized conditioning plans that elevate them from the ruts in which they are stuck.
Whether you are interested in improving your equine athlete through the historic traditions of classical dressage or the emerging tradition of western dressage, you and your horse will gain from science-based fitness and conditioning expertise.
Jec’s pride and passion lies in applying both her dressage and equine exercise physiology backgrounds to turning your horse into an exceptional equine athlete. She accepts horses in full training at a small private facility near Santa Cruz, CA and offers a level of thorough and committed attention not commonly found in the industry. Come see why Jec’s approach to conditioning and training has solved problems for horses struggling with balance and strength, finding correct movement, canter issues, or performance anxiety/burnout. With Jec’s science-based understanding of the horse’s body, your horse will blossom measurably.
Workshops and Seminars
Throughout the year, Jec is offering several workshops and seminars that focus on enhancing horse and rider performance with her signature simple, straightforward approach to educating. Check our Online Calendar for a complete listing of available workshops or visit our Clinic Programs webpage to find out how to bring Jec to your local area facility.
Online Apps for Mobile Devices
When you’re riding! When you wish you were riding! Always at your fingertips – the complete collection of exercises from Top Selling book “101 Dressage Exercises for Horse & Rider” by Jec Aristotle Ballou specially formatted for use on iPhone, iPad, iTouch and Android. The 101 Dressage App & 101 Western Dressage App will provide ongoing benefits and are the perfect way to utilize the convenience and technology of your mobile device to enhance your horse and rider journey.
Watch instructional videos for conditioning your horse, sample exercises for the horse as well as the rider and some general information about Jec Ballou and all the services she offers for Classical and Western Dressage.
Western Dressage Sample Exercises
Custom Training Vacations
Come spend a week in coastal California training with Jec, enjoying the beach, wine tasting, and daily classical riding instruction. Packages run Monday-Friday and include two lessons per day for five days, accommodations, and breakfast daily. Immerse yourself in a learning vacation. Additional sessions and coaching can be booked upon arrival.
Packages start at $1,000/week. Please email Jec directly to arrange your stay.