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Welcome to Erickson Acres!

Welcome to Erickson Acres, a family friendly horse training facility located in beautiful Spring Valley, Wisconsin. With over 20 years of dedicated horse training experience, our focus is to provide top notch horse training and instruction for our clients in a safe, comfortable, and welcoming atmosphere (for both human and equine). We offer training, riding lessons, summer day camps, clinics, sales, leasing, boarding, and so much more.

We are not a stuffy, rigid, riding barn... we like to have fun! You will find lots of smiles and laughter here; children, adults - entire families - are encouraged to come join the fun. Sarah Erickson will help you find that connection you long for with your horse, and you will make new friends along the journey. Don’t have a horse? No problem! We have several well schooled, safe horses here available that are appropriate for beginning riders all the way up through seasoned, advanced riders looking to challenge themselves to rise to the next level of riding.

Take a few minutes to browse through our website to learn more about what Erickson Acres has to offer. Call or email us for more information or to schedule a visit.

Phone: 715.220.5660 | Email:
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A note from the Lead Mare:

Want to perfect your ride?

I recently attended a
Richard Shrake clinic. He
talked perfecting your horse
whether in the arena or
however you enjoy time
your horse.

Too many times we work so hard on a particular piece of our riding (perfect stop, canter departure, transition between gaits- what ever it is) that as soon as we get one we are happy and move on. That is all well and good; you got it once, but can you reproduce that "once" again in the show ring every time you ask for it?

To help your horse be "perfect" every time you ask for what you have been working so hard to get you need to do it 17 times in a row "perfect". If you get to 16th time and it is not "perfect" you need to start over from 1.

This sounds so monotonous... how many of you have a favorite recipe? If you go to your recipe box you can easily find it because it is well worn, a little something spilled on it, and crinkled. Your horse's brain is like a recipe box, it has to flip through all the recipes to find the one you asked for; but if you regularly use your cue (recipe) it will be easier for them to access and they are more likely (can't guarantee anything when working with something that has its own brain) to reproduce it perfectly every time.

Happy trails and may the Scores ever be in your favor!
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