Horse training and riding lessons using a soft and natural approach
The Powder Forest offers horseback riding lessons and horse training in McDonough, GA - within a half hour drive from Atlanta’s Southside. Our location close to I-75 provides easy access for riders living in McDonough, Hampton, Stockbridge, Jonesboro, Conyers, Griffin, Fayetteville, and any of Atlanta’s Eastside and Intown neighborhoods.
School horses are available for dressage lessons onsite. For students wishing to take lessons on their own horses, lessons and training are available on and offsite. Horse trainer and riding instructor Sandi Forester welcomes riders in all disciplines interested in enhancing their training using classical dressage principles to realize their horse’s full physical potential, and natural horsemanship concepts to understand their horse’s natural instincts, behavior, and language.
Sandi's goal is to help every student - beginner through advanced, show or pleasure, English or western - achieve their riding dreams.
Help for new horse owners
Good horsemanship is more than just riding. Sandi loves working with people interested in learning about total horse care. If you are considering buying a horse, or are a new horse owner, ask about one-on-one training in horse handling, safety, and barn management.
Internship / work exchange available
The Powder Forest is searching for the right working student – this position would be ideal for someone either wishing to develop their equestrian career or for personal knowledge. This is not a salaried position. In exchange for your work you will have the opportunity to develop your training and riding skills, develop instructing abilities, and learn all aspects of stable management and horse care. You will be exposed to natural horsemanship, classical dressage and western riding. Possible advancement. Serious inquires only! email Sandi for more information.