• broken image

    Training and coaching for the modern equestrian athlete.


    Ledyard Equestrian offers horsemanship for hunter, jumper and equitation riders and their horses. My style is positive & encouraging, and my experience spans nearly three decades.


    I invite you to ship-in to the training facility in East Greenville, Pa or

    I will travel nationwide for groups and clinics at your farm to share a systematic, proven and

    uplifting style of horsemanship.

  • broken image

    The Ledyard Equestrian Style & Approach


    For nearly thirty years I have made my living in the horse business as a judge, trainer, competitor, coach and now as an author. I have been blessed to work with so many wonderful students and horses, many of whom have ridden with me for years. Safety and details are at the forefront of my disciplined approach. I do my very best to coach in such a way that lifts a person up, approaching the horse and rider as a pair of athletes, giving them the respect they deserve.

    Feel good about reaching out to Ledyard Equestrian. I promise I will do everything I can to
    keep you safe, having fun and helping you and your horse become your absolute best.

    Family photo credit Adrienne Morella Photography

    broken image
    broken image
    broken image
    broken image
    broken image
  • broken image

    Shane Ledyard

    Here to inspire & encourage you through coaching, creativity and the written word.
  • Ledyard Equestrian Services


    broken image

    Riding Instruction

    Your riding ability will thrive in our healthy, positive atmosphere that stresses the technical side of the sport as well as a disciplined yet fun approach to horsemanship.

    broken image

    Horse Training

    Ship-in or send your horse to a wonderful facility with caring, seasoned professionals. Your horse will enjoy a kind, common sense approach to training that specializes in hunters, jumpers and equitation horses. You will feel good knowing that the training staff and I use only correct, patient and classic training methods.

    broken image


    Fair, honest and accurate judging for hunters and equitation for USEF, IHSA, NCAA, IEA, 4-H and schooling horse show venues. The integrity of the sport is of the utmost importance to me, and I will be well-prepared to be a great compliment to your show.

  • Business Coaching & Consultations

    broken image

    Business Profitablity & Flow

    Running a horse business can be tough. I completely understand this and after years of frustration I learned how to make it fun & profitable while maintaining my integrity. I can teach you how to do the same!


    We can work together to help you enjoy the horse business, make it more profitable and strike that coveted "work/life" balance.


    Equestrian Safety Expert

    As an expert in equestrian safety you can hire me to come to your farm to enable your staff and clients to create a safer and more positive environment for everyone.


    Whether you are just getting started or if you have been at it for years, with my coaching you will find ways to stream-line your horse business and spend more time with the people in your life you care about most. I cover brand image, business strategy and client relationships. I would love to help you achieve all of your goals. Feel free to reach out to me anytime!

  • Rates

    Instruction & training rates include ongoing support during the week

    & a strategy for success going forward.

    Horse Training

    Training rides for regular clients~55

    (+10 with groom)

    Groundwork 65

    Custom monthly training programs availiable.

    Private & Group Lessons

    Private over fences~85 Private flat~70 Group~65

    (Pony or horse use additional)

    Show Coaching 85/division plus travel



    Please contact me for a specialized farm quote. The rates are very reasonable and offer profit & fund raising opportunities for you or your farm.

  • Ledyard Equestrian Clinics

    Ride Inspired!

    broken image


    "Ledyard clinics are informative, fun and give riders immense confidence. Shane's approachable, down to earth, and compassionate style along with his experience as a judge make his clinics a unique platform to learn from. His style resonates with other trainers, making his clinics a great compliment to any program."


    "I love helping riders succeed and I also really value the relationships that I form with the coaches that I work with. The horse business has given me so much and clinics are a way for me to give back. I promise it will be a great, memorable experience."~ Shane Ledyard

    My clinics are ideal for show barns wanting an edge in competition as well as IEA & IHSA teams. I work with all levels of riders & horses nationwide and have several clinic themes to choose from. Get in touch with me today to learn more or to set up an inspirational clinic at your farm!

    I have plenty of references from trainers available upon request.

  • Novels and Books

    The Amazon Best-Selling "Horse Gone Silent" Trilogy

    Available on paperback, Kindle, Audible and in Spanish

    broken image

    Inspired by real events, this story of a lost horse has captured hearts world-wide.

    A soulful and captivating drama that any true animal lover will connect to.


    broken image

    At first a stand-alone novella, this heart-warming story later acted as a bridge to the trilogy.


    broken image

    The conclusion to the trilogy, this wonderful story ties this dramatic tale together in the most satisfying and surprising of ways!


  • broken image

    The Children's Version of

    Horse Gone Silent!

    In The Pony That Wouldn’t Whinny, Bravado is a sweet pony that has lost his way in the world. Traded from owner to owner, he has been separated from his family and his friends.

    Will Bravado ever be reunited with his loved ones? Will he ever find his true purpose?

    This heart-warming children's book about faith, encouragement and friendship will inspire the reader to find their very own purpose in life, despite any difficult circumstances

    they may go through.

  • broken image

    "Color Me Real"


    Coloring books designed from original photography of so many fun adventures. The series includes classic farm scenes, wild horses and more! Color Me Real Coloring Books make great gifts for relaxation and creativity.

  • Ledyard Equestrian Merchandise

    Tradition. Horsemanship. Integrity. Encouragement. These are all words that describe the Ledyard Equestrian brand. Wear our merchandise with pride and confidence. We believe in you and we hope that our smiling horse reminds you just how valuable you really are. Ledyard Equestrian-more than just great horsemanship.

  • Ledyard Horsemanship Checklist

    Profiiency targets for students and clients of Ledyard Equestrian

    This checklist is designed to ensure that riders that train with Ledyard Equestrian are proficient in key areas of horsemanship,
    with emphasis on the hunter and jumper disciplines.


    The list is meant to inspire the individual to seek training in the areas that they find that they may fall short. If you note any areas of uncertainty on this
    list, simply request assistance and the training will be incorporated into your
    current program at no additional cost.




    Basic system: Pick feet, comb mane, curry body, hard brush,soft brush legs, dandy brush, towel*, soft brush, tail (Towel optional)

    Clipping (touch-up)

    Mane pulling/management

    Tail management


    After-ride care  

    Curry, dandy brush, towel, soft brush

    Bath vs no bath with fan, curry, soft brush, towel, softbrush

    Seasonal adjustments to grooming such as bathing and cooleruse

    Standing Wraps

    Ice Boots

    Poultice or Liniment Use


    Cooler use 

    No cooler

    Irish knit

    Medium weight

    Heavy wool


    Turn-out/Bringing in; proper procedure 

    Bringing a horse in from a field


    Understanding the turn and face method

    The halt before stall entry


    Riding and Training 

    Position (Hunt Seat, Jumper Seat and adjustable training seat)

    Line, Pace, Impulsion, Collection

    Pace must be adjustable at all three gaits

    The two parts to line: The horse’s body and the line that he is riding

    Five rein aids (basic)

    Three leg aids

    Half turn

    Reverse Turn

    Control of the outside aids

    Turn on the haunch

    Turn on the forehand





    Conditioning and cleaning

    Leather selection

    Parts of the tack

    Bits for each horse (Exploring different types)

    Saddle fit essentials


    Over Fences Training 

    (Fundamentals of flat work for both horse and rider must bein place before over fence training begins)

    Line, pace, impulsion, collection understanding


    Height choice and preparation

    Setting of jumps: Hunter/Equitation/Jumper



    Wrapping, bandaging and booting 

    Polo wrap

    Standing bandage

    Shipping wrap

    Poultice wrap

    Injury wrap (laceration)

    Sweat wrap

    Bell boots

    Jumping boots (open and closed)


    Trail Riding 

    Preparing the horse-the things the horse needs to know before he goes out.

    Courtesy to other riders.

    Courtesy to property owners.

    Using the trail to prepare a show horse.


    First Aid 

    Basic first aid for wounds

    When to call the vet

    Wrapping a wound (Covered in Standing Wrap for lacerations)

    Wrapping a hoof that is injured or that has a missing shoe

    Pulling a shoe that is partially off (Advanced/AgeAppropriate)

    Poulticing legs

    Poulticing feet

    Recognizing signs of colic

    Recognizing signs of laminitis



    Hooking up a truck and trailer

    Loading properly and safely

    Shipping of the horse

    Handling a trouble loader


    Ground Training & Longing 

    Understanding that horse training is nothing more thanpressure and release Everything is achieved through these two principals

    Reading body language

    Intelligent Longing*, including use of rope halter, sidereins and rigs


    Horse Show Preparation 

    One-day show checklist

    Away-show checklist

    Training set-up the month prior

    Training the week of

    The approach in the warm-up ring

    Treatment of staff at the competition

    Mental approach to competition


    Horse and Horse Selection 

    Parts of the horse

    Conformation for particular use


    Facial structure and how it pertains to personality/performance (Advanced)


    Professional Section 

    Interacting with clients and vendors

    Treatment of clients

    Cultural awareness in the business

    Social Media conduct

    Web presence


    Professional Section-Finance 

    Business plan, strategy, values and mission

    Comprehension of finances for the business including bookkeeping,vendor relationships, credit, and taxes

    Personal finance vehicles comprehension. Strategies for savings,retirement accounts, investments, and health care



    This is an ongoing list that has been established to make amore complete horseman that is as safe and proficient as possible. At Ledyard Equestrian, we embrace an old-school style combined with a modern, intellectual approach.


    As a client of Ledyard Equestrian, these horsemanship lessons come at no additional cost to your training fees. Please make sure you
    take advantage of them. Remember, it is up to you to ask for help, as any good horseman would indeed do.


  • Contact me today to accomplish your equestrian goals. I look forward to helping you succeed.

    You can fill out the form below, or if you prefer call or email me directly.

    Farm Address: 9491 Kings Highway East Greenville, PA 18041
    Tuesday through Saturday 9 to 7, as well as Sundays for the horse shows.
  • Social Media

    Follow us for beautiful pictures and great articles to inform and inspire you!

  • A Horseman Helping Horsemen

    Encouragement, direction & horsemanship through the written word.

    October 19, 2021 · Horsemanship,Equestrian Safety
  • broken image

    One of my Success Secrets

    EquestrianCoach.com is my favorite on-line resource to improve my coaching and riding. Sign up today and invest in your ongoing education from some of the best horseman in the country.

Privacy Policy
We follow the Golden rule and will never share your information with anyone. 
Terms & Conditions
Terms & Conditions
Effective Date: May 16th, 2018
Site Covered: www.shaneledyard.com

THE AGREEMENT: The use of this website and services on this website provided by Shane Ledyard (hereinafter referred to as "Company") are subject to the following Terms & Conditions (hereinafter the "Agreement"), all parts and sub-parts of which are specifically incorporated by reference here. This Agreement shall govern the use of all pages on this website (hereinafter collectively referred to as "Website") and any services provided by or on this Website ("Services").

The parties referred to in this Agreement shall be defined as follows:
a) Company, Us, We: The Company, as the creator, operator, and publisher of the Website, makes the Website, and certain Services on it, available to users. Shane Ledyard, Company, Us, We, Our, Ours and other first-person pronouns will refer to the Company, as well as all employees and affiliates of the Company.
b) You, the User, the Client: You, as the user of the Website, will be referred to throughout this Agreement with second-person pronouns such as You, Your, Yours, or as User or Client.
c) Parties: Collectively, the parties to this Agreement (the Company and You) will be referred to as Parties.

By using the Website, You warrant that You have read and reviewed this Agreement and that You agree to be bound by it. If You do not agree to be bound by this Agreement, please leave the Website immediately. The Company only agrees to provide use of this Website and Services to You if You assent to this Agreement.

The Company may provide You with certain information as a result of Your use of the Website or Services. Such information may include, but is not limited to, documentation, data, or information developed by the Company, and other materials which may assist in Your use of the Website or Services ("Company Materials"). Subject to this Agreement, the Company grants You a non-exclusive, limited, non-transferable and revocable license to use the Company Materials solely in connection with Your use of the Website and Services. The Company Materials may not be used for any other purpose and this license terminates upon Your cessation of use of the Website or Services or at the termination of this Agreement.

You agree that the Website and all Services provided by the Company are the property of the Company, including all copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents and other intellectual property ("Company IP"). You agree that the Company owns all right, title and interest in and to the Company IP and that You will not use the Company IP for any unlawful or infringing purpose. You agree not to reproduce or distribute the Company IP in any way, including electronically or via registration of any new trademarks, trade names, service marks or Uniform Resource Locators (URLs), without express written permission from the Company.
a) In order to make the Website and Services available to You, You hereby grant the Company a royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide license to copy, display, use, broadcast, transmit and make derivative works of any content You publish, upload or otherwise make available to the Website ("Your Content"). The Company claims no further proprietary rights in Your Content.
b) If You feel that any of Your intellectual property rights have been infringed or otherwise violated by the posting of information or media by another of Our users, please contact Us and let Us know.

You agree not to use the Website or Services for any unlawful purpose or any purpose prohibited under this clause. You agree not to use the Website or Services in any way that could damage the Website, Services or general business of the Company.
a) You further agree not to use the Website or Services:
I) To harass, abuse, or threaten others or otherwise violate any person's legal rights;
II) To violate any intellectual property rights of the Company or any third party;
III) To upload or otherwise disseminate any computer viruses or other software that may damage the property of another;
IV) To perpetrate any fraud;
V) To engage in or create any unlawful gambling, sweepstakes, or pyramid scheme;
VI) To publish or distribute any obscene or defamatory material;
VII) To publish or distribute any material that incites violence, hate or discrimination towards any group;
VIII) To unlawfully gather information about others.

The Company, through the Website and Services, may engage in affiliate marketing whereby the Company receives a commission on or percentage of the sale of goods or services on or through the Website. The Company may also accept advertising and sponsorships from commercial businesses or receive other forms of advertising compensation. This disclosure is intended to comply with the US Federal Trade Commission Rules on marketing and advertising, as well as any other legal requirements which may apply.

Through Your Use of the Website and Services, You may provide Us with certain information. By using the Website or the Services, You authorize the Company to use Your information in the United States and any other country where We may operate.
a) Information We May Collect or Receive: Depending on how You use Our Website or Services, We may receive information from external applications You use to access Our Website, or We may receive information through various web technologies, such as cookies, log files, clear gifs, web beacons or others.
b) How We Use Information: We use the information gathered from You to ensure Your continued good experience on Our website. We may also track certain of the passive information received to improve Our marketing and analytics, and for this, We may work with third-party providers, including other marketers.
c) How You Can Protect Your Information: If You would like to disable Our access to any passive information We receive from the use of various technologies, You may choose to disable cookies in Your web browser.

The Website and Services are provided for communication purposes only. You acknowledge and agree that any information posted on Our Website is not intended to be legal advice, medical advice, or financial advice, and no fiduciary relationship has been created between You and the Company. You further agree that Your purchase of any of the products on the Website is at Your own risk. The Company does not assume responsibility or liability for any advice or other information given on the Website.

The Company may sell goods or services or allow third parties to sell goods or services on the Website. The Company undertakes to be as accurate as possible with all information regarding the goods and services, including product descriptions and images. However, the Company does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of any product information and You acknowledge and agree that You purchase such products at Your own risk. 

You agree to ensure payment for any items You may purchase from Us and You acknowledge and affirm that prices are subject to change. When purchasing a physical good, You agree to provide Us with a valid email and shipping address, as well as valid billing information. We reserve the right to reject or cancel an order for any reason, including errors or omissions in the information You provide to us. If We do so after payment has been processed, We will issue a refund to You in the amount of the purchase price. We also may request additional information from You prior to confirming a sale and We reserve the right to place any additional restrictions on the sale of any of Our products. You agree to ensure payment for any items You may purchase from Us and You acknowledge and affirm that prices are subject to change. For the sale of physical products, We may preauthorize Your credit or debit card at the time You place the order or We may simply charge Your card upon shipment. You agree to monitor Your method of payment. Shipment costs and dates are subject to change from the costs and dates You are quoted due to unforeseen circumstances. For any questions, concerns, or disputes, You agree to contact Us in a timely manner at the following: shane@shaneledyard.com.

If You are unhappy with anything You have purchased on Our Website, You may do the following:
Customers can send us an email to request a refund..

You agree not to undertake any of the following actions:
a) Reverse engineer, or attempt to reverse engineer or disassemble any code or software from or on the Website or Services;
b) Violate the security of the Website or Services through any unauthorized access, circumvention of encryption or other security tools, data mining or interference to any host, user or network.

The Company does not accept responsibility for the security of Your account or content. You agree that Your use of the Website or Services is at Your own risk.

You agree to defend and indemnify the Company and any of its affiliates (if applicable) and hold Us harmless against any and all legal claims and demands, including reasonable attorney's fees, which may arise from or relate to Your use or misuse of the Website or Services, Your breach of this Agreement, or Your conduct or actions. You agree that the Company shall be able to select its own legal counsel and may participate in its own defense, if the Company wishes.

You are strictly prohibited from using the Website or any of the Company's Services for illegal spam activities, including gathering email addresses and personal information from others or sending any mass commercial emails.

The Company may occasionally post links to third party websites or other services. You agree that the Company is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage caused as a result of Your use of any third party services linked to from Our Website.

The Company may, from time to time and at any time without notice to You, modify this Agreement. You agree that the Company has the right to modify this Agreement or revise anything contained herein. You further agree that all modifications to this Agreement are in full force and effect immediately upon posting on the Website and that modifications or variations will replace any prior version of this Agreement, unless prior versions are specifically referred to or incorporated into the latest modification or variation of this Agreement.
a) To the extent any part or sub-part of this Agreement is held ineffective or invalid by any court of law, You agree that the prior, effective version of this Agreement shall be considered enforceable and valid to the fullest extent.
b) You agree to routinely monitor this Agreement and refer to the Effective Date posted at the top of this Agreement to note modifications or variations. You further agree to clear Your cache when doing so to avoid accessing a prior version of this Agreement. You agree that Your continued use of the Website after any modifications to this Agreement is a manifestation of Your continued assent to this Agreement.
c) In the event that You fail to monitor any modifications to or variations of this Agreement, You agree that such failure shall be considered an affirmative waiver of Your right to review the modified Agreement.

This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding between the Parties with respect to any and all use of this Website. This Agreement supersedes and replaces all prior or contemporaneous agreements or understandings, written or oral, regarding the use of this Website.

The Company may need to interrupt Your access to the Website to perform maintenance or emergency services on a scheduled or unscheduled basis. You agree that Your access to the Website may be affected by unanticipated or unscheduled downtime, for any reason, but that the Company shall have no liability for any damage or loss caused as a result of such downtime.

The Company may terminate this Agreement with You at any time for any reason, with or without cause. The Company specifically reserves the right to terminate this Agreement if You violate any of the terms outlined herein, including, but not limited to, violating the intellectual property rights of the Company or a third party, failing to comply with applicable laws or other legal obligations, and/or publishing or distributing illegal material. If You have registered for an account with Us, You may also terminate this Agreement at any time by contacting Us and requesting termination. At the termination of this Agreement, any provisions that would be expected to survive termination by their nature shall remain in full force and effect.

You agree that Your use of the Website and Services is at Your sole and exclusive risk and that any Services provided by Us are on an "As Is" basis. The Company hereby expressly disclaims any and all express or implied warranties of any kind, including, but not limited to the implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose and the implied warranty of merchantability. The Company makes no warranties that the Website or Services will meet Your needs or that the Website or Services will be uninterrupted, error-free, or secure. The Company also makes no warranties as to the reliability or accuracy of any information on the Website or obtained through the Services. You agree that any damage that may occur to You, through Your computer system, or as a result of loss of Your data from Your use of the Website or Services is Your sole responsibility and that the Company is not liable for any such damage or loss.

The Company is not liable for any damages that may occur to You as a result of Your use of the Website or Services, to the fullest extent permitted by law. The maximum liability of the Company arising from or relating to this Agreement is limited to the greater of one hundred ($100) US Dollars or the amount You paid to the Company in the last six (6) months. This section applies to any and all claims by You, including, but not limited to, lost profits or revenues, consequential or punitive damages, negligence, strict liability, fraud, or torts of any kind.

a) LANGUAGE: All communications made or notices given pursuant to this Agreement shall be in the English language.
b) JURISDICTION, VENUE & CHOICE OF LAW: Through Your use of the Website or Services, You agree that the laws of the State of Pennsylvania shall govern any matter or dispute relating to or arising out of this Agreement, as well as any dispute of any kind that may arise between You and the Company, with the exception of its conflict of law provisions. In case any litigation specifically permitted under this Agreement is initiated, the Parties agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts of the following county: Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The Parties agree that this choice of law, venue, and jurisdiction provision is not permissive, but rather mandatory in nature. You hereby waive the right to any objection of venue, including assertion of the doctrine of forum non conveniens or similar doctrine.
c) ARBITRATION: In case of a dispute between the Parties relating to or arising out of this Agreement, the Parties shall first attempt to resolve the dispute personally and in good faith. If these personal resolution attempts fail, the Parties shall then submit the dispute to binding arbitration. The arbitration shall be conducted in the following county: Bucks County. The arbitration shall be conducted by a single arbitrator and such arbitrator shall have no authority to add Parties, vary the provisions of this Agreement, award punitive damages, or certify a class. The arbitrator shall be bound by applicable and governing Federal law as well as the law of the following state: Pennsylvania. Each Party shall pay their own costs and fees. Claims necessitating arbitration under this section include, but are not limited to: contract claims, tort claims, claims based on Federal and state law, and claims based on local laws, ordinances, statutes or regulations. Intellectual property claims by the Company will not be subject to arbitration and may, as an exception to this sub-part, be litigated. The Parties, in agreement with this sub-part of this Agreement, waive any rights they may have to a jury trial in regard to arbitral claims.
d) ASSIGNMENT: This Agreement, or the rights granted hereunder, may not be assigned, sold, leased or otherwise transferred in whole or part by You. Should this Agreement, or the rights granted hereunder, by assigned, sold, leased or otherwise transferred by the Company, the rights and liabilities of the Company will bind and inure to any assignees, administrators, successors and executors.
e) SEVERABILITY: If any part or sub-part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable by a court of law or competent arbitrator, the remaining parts and sub-parts will be enforced to the maximum extent possible. In such condition, the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force.
f) NO WAIVER: In the event that We fail to enforce any provision of this Agreement, this shall not constitute a waiver of any future enforcement of that provision or of any other provision. Waiver of any part or sub-part of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of any other part or sub-part.
g) HEADINGS FOR CONVENIENCE ONLY: Headings of parts and sub-parts under this Agreement are for convenience and organization, only. Headings shall not affect the meaning of any provisions of this Agreement.
h) NO AGENCY, PARTNERSHIP OR JOINT VENTURE: No agency, partnership, or joint venture has been created between the Parties as a result of this Agreement. No Party has any authority to bind the other to third parties.
i) FORCE MAJEURE: The Company is not liable for any failure to perform due to causes beyond its reasonable control including, but not limited to, acts of God, acts of civil authorities, acts of military authorities, riots, embargoes, acts of nature and natural disasters, and other acts which may be due to unforeseen circumstances.
j) ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS PERMITTED: Electronic communications are permitted to both Parties under this Agreement, including e-mail or fax. For any questions or concerns, please email Us at the following address: shane@shaneledyard.com.
All Posts