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Welcome to Rafter L Stables

I have been providing Napa Valley with a multifaceted, success oriented riding program since 1986. I offer quality lessons and training from beginner to experienced riders. In addition, to the lesson program, my team of amateurs and youth successfully compete at American Paint Horse (APHA) competitions.

I offer exclusive one-on-one private lessons using safety and awareness to build rider's skill and confidence. A skills test is required using one of the school horses. After acceptance to the program, you may haul-in your own horse or use one of the well-seasoned school horses.

I also offer full-time training for those headed to the show pen. Whether you have a seasoned horse in need of a tune-up or one that needs to be finished, there’s a place in the program!

In addition, I have developed a simple method to help riders communicate successfully with the horse. "The 4 Basic Cues" make communication a simple and successful experience from the very beginning. I am currently in the process of developing a certification program for those interested in becoming certified as a "4 Basic Cues" instructor.

All private lessons and training sessions are tailored to fit the the student's riding goals at any level or age. I specialize in Youth and Amateur All-Around American Paint Horses in Western and English Pleasure, Trail, Showmanship, Horsemanship!

Horse owner or horse enthusiast, Rafter L is the program!

~Lisa Laplace

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