What do We Offer?

Riding Lessons

Currently, riding lessons with Yvonne Welz are prioritized towards advanced beginner or intermediate students who are specifically interested in classical riding and/or bitless schooling. Private one-on-one lessons are priced at $65 per hour and include the use of one of our schoolhorses at our San Tan Valley, Arizona facility. Yvonne also offers the (now rare) classical lunging lessons to develop your seat on the lungeline with no reins or stirrups.


We do have limited openings at the moment, but don’t be afraid to ask, even if you are a beginner!

Classes, Online Courses and More

We just launched Hoof Help Online for barefoot horse owners! This includes a barefoot trimming course, community support, extensive resources and SO MUCH MORE! https://members.hoofhelponline.com


We have plans for classes and online courses about bitless riding and classical schooling, natural horse care, and more. Stay tuned!


You can also learn more on our other Wishing Welz Equine websites:

The Horse’s Hoof

Hoof Help Online


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Barefoot Hoof Trimming

James Welz has been a barefoot hoofcare professional since 2000. He was one of the first in the USA to receive a higher education in barefoot trimming, and one of the first to begin a full-time career as a barefoot-only professional. His trimming services are available for horseowners in the general Phoenix, Arizona area. Please contact us for more info, or click the button below to view our new barefoot horse owner community Hoof Help Online, which offers a full barefoot trimming course, supportive community, decades of extensive barefoot hoof resources and more!

Heart to Hoof Horsemanship

Would you like to learn more about classical schooling of the horse, bitless riding, bitless wheel bridles, and barefoot horse care? 

Sign up for our free barefoot e-newsletter from The Horse’s Hoof! Just click HERE.


Join our new barefoot horse owner community, Hoof Help Online! Includes a trimming course and so much more! 

We just launched: https://members.hoofhelponline.com