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Roxanne doesn't just love to draw horses, she also works with horses and people to improve their horsemanship, horse riding skills, and communication. Roxanne strives to help people with their self-awareness and be the best version of themselves for their horses. She loves helping people have a better connection, better communication, and better bond with their horses.

Want to improve your Horsemanship?

What does Roxanne teach?

Roxanne has been a horse riding instructor since early 2017 and has developed a love for learning from horses. She teaches people of all ages and abilities, and has a focus on confidence building, horse communication and using the foundations of dressage to ride our horse effectively and with consideration.



Roxanne teaches horsemanship from the ground up including desensitising, lungeing, lateral movements and more. Set you and your horse up for success from the moment you meet them at the paddock gate.



Groundwork is where all the problems are fixed and success is set up for not only your horse, but you as well. Learn how to connect with the horse's head, front feet and back feet from the ground before you get on their back. It's easier to see and feel what's happening with feet on the floor that atop their back. Don't run before you can walk.



What is your horse trying to say?

Learn how to listen to your horse and make the two of you a team and not a dictatorship. Gain trust and respect from your horse and show them you are listening.


Ridden Work

Once groundwork is established, then we can work on how to translate those skills and communication to up on their back. Still focusing on the head, the front feet and the back feet, we want to connect ground to saddle. From here, you'll learn how to build upon the basics and use patterns, poles and transitions to improve you communication and connection.



Who knew breathing wasn't quite as involuntary as we all thought? Roxanne focuses on using breath work not only to remain calm and relaxed for you and your horse but also as a simple aid for riding, leading and lungeing. 


Foundational Dressage

This kind of dressage is the stuff all riders use, not just the Grand Prix sport kind. This is the riding basics to get you and your horse working together no matter what discipline you head into.  Roxanne uses this to help those wanting to learn to jump, ride western or work with obstacles, this foundational riding is important to know.

"I started very late with Horse riding lessons and learning about Horsemanship, to be accurate I waited 63 years to start riding. Roxanne is so experienced  and takes her teaching so serious  I felt instantly save and comfortable 

I feel encouraged to always try new things and learn to communicate with the horse to be more and more confident  I booked in all my next sessions and feel very confident to learn everything from Roxanne that is there to learn about Hoses , riding and horsemanship 

I am very grateful and happy to continue on my  journey  with Roxanne."

Birgit P, Tauranga

Kat, Rotorua


What Horsemanship Lessons are on Offer?

Roxanne comes to you! She teaches you with your horse at your property.

$85 Private Casual

$750 for Private Term Booking (10x Lessons)

$75 per person Semi Private (2 People) Casual

$650 per person Semi Private Term Booking (10x Lessons, 1 hour)

$65 per person Group (3+ People) Casual

$550 per person Group Term Booking (10 Lessons)

Venue hire and travel fees are additional to the session costs. 

Travel fees are +$1.00 per km over 20km from Welcome Bay.

Don't have a pony? You can book a lesson on one of Roxanne's ponies.


These lessons are private lessons only:

30 mins Casual $75

30 mins Term booking (10x lessons) $700

45 mins Casual $95

45 mins Term booking (10x lessons) $850

60 mins Casual $110

60 mins Term booking (10x lessons) $1000

Spaces Full for Lesson on Roxanne's Horses.

Who can get these
horsemanship lessons?

Roxanne's teaching style and what she focuses on would benefit people:

  • With their first horse

  • Have gotten their kid their first horse

  • With young/green horses

  • Getting back into riding and horse ownership

  • Wanting to improve their horsemanship and groundwork

  • Overcoming nerves and fear of horses

  • Wanting to understand their horse better


If you're ready to get a better relationship with your horse and gain some skills in your groundwork and riding, then email Roxanne about lessons today by emailing

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