Take a tour of Horses Naturally!
"Dawn Bonin has helped me so much with my Standardbred, Ironworkers DJ, in a remarkably few number of lessons...The one rein stop works, and Dawn is patient enough to keep pointing this out in a calm and helpful way. I've owned horses for 24 years, and it's humbling to realize that after all that time, I can still manage to ride ineffectively. Luckily, Dawn has come along, so at long last I can turn the trend around. I've told my husband she's probably saved my life. Without her help, it's very possible DJ and I would be bolting across the countryside, headed for a wreck."...continued
Mary Crombie Geer Glastonbury (Age 62)
Natural Horsemanship at Babcock Hill Equestrian Center with Dawn Bonin.
Now offering boarding with 25 stalls, 30+ acres, 2 outdoor rings, an indoor ring, and miles of trails. Come join us where fun and horses goes together.
577 Babcock Hill Road, Coventry, CT 06238
Natural Horsemanship is a method of relating to and communicating with horses. Communicating using pressure and the release of pressure. Learning how to understand the horse's body language. Working, training and riding in a way that complements the horse's personality and instincts.
As a horse trainer and instructor I teach horses and people in a way they can understand and help them communicate better with each other.
Please contact me for more information about training your horse and you!
$10 for pony rides ~10min (10yrs and under)
$50 for private lesson.
$150 for beginner starter lesson package (3 private lessons plus Dawn's instructional video).
$180 for package of four lessons (4 lessons).
Training: $340/month 2 days per week. $580 month 4 days per week.
Clinics (off property) $55/person (minimum of 3 people for 2 hours).
Also offering demos and training, please contact for prices.
Have Dawn give a clinic at your barn!
Training at your barn - Get 3 riders together and we will work horses for 2hrs. $55/person. (3 hrs if 5 or more riders). You decide how you would like to split the time. Group lesson, individuals, or combination. Call for price/time quote if you have group larger than 6 people. Travel charge will apply if further than 20 miles.
"Dawn has a great gift of seeing through the eyes of a horse. She understands their behavior and how to work with them on their terms instead of using dominance, intimidation or force." Leslie Wolf ESMT
Watch the interview with Dawn on WFSB-TV! Kara Sundlun of Better Connecticut pays a visit to Stonepost Farm to learn more about the natural way of working with horses.