Circle Lake Ranch has been a wonderful experience for my daughter. She has been taking western style riding lessons there since she was 11 (she's now 17) and has developed a skill in horsemanship and equine care through Layne's vigilant tutelage. In addition this experience has produced character development in her that I see to be a lifelong benefit, namely confidence, responsibility, and safety awareness. Layne has introduced her to a world that is culturally Texas and has inspired in my daughter a passion for the sport . As she progressed in skill, Layne provided opportunities for competition at local, regional and national levels. Additional training in specific skilled areas has also been a plus. Layne encouraged my daughter to progress at her own rate, emphasizing areas of development and competition that interested my daughter.
Our summer camps were delightful experiences allowing her to spend an entire week being exposed to more areas of horses and horsemanship than is possible in a once-a-week lesson. Camp was a week filled with horses, friends, fun and learning.
Layne is, foremost, safety minded which is comforting to me. She can relate well to her students, and her staff are highly competent. I would recommend Circle Lake Ranch to anyone wanting to train in riding, adult or child. Our experience has been rewarding, positive, and educational.