Welcome to Barnum Equestrian Center at Wesley Woods. We are located about ten minutes southwest of Indianola, Iowa, or 20 minutes south of Des Moines. We offer lessons, trail rides , Horses Helping People and much more.
“The Wesley Woods-Barnum Center Recreational Horse Program is rooted in natural horsemanship and guided by the nationally recognized Certified Horsemanship Association levels and safety program. Come, experience the encouraging atmosphere while you build (CHA) skills in partnership with a horse. Grow physically, emotionally and spiritually. All are welcome. We will work on connections with each other and our equine partners. Horse and human psychology influence the direction of our lessons, progressing naturally through CHA level skills.
We will develop a solid foundation before specialization. Task analysis and goal setting will be used to break down the process of achieving each skill level. Participants will be expected to work through basic ground skills in addition to, and sometimes before, riding. As basic ground skills are established the focus can move to growing riding goals.
Ordinary horses have the natural ability to help build extraordinary lives. It is all about the relationship and the journey we travel together.”