Welcome to GO Horse Training, offered by Andi Otto.
I provide horseback riding lessons and horse training at Pine Hollow Stables in Altoona, Iowa.
All of my training and teaching adheres to the core principles of natural horsemanship and is heavily influenced by Clinton Anderson’s Downunder Horsemanship training program. I believe in the tenet of being “as gentle as possible, as firm as necessary.” Your horse will always be treated with love and respect and never asked to deliver more than it is physically capable of. My goal is to make your horse respectful, responsive, quiet, and calm. After completing their training, your horse will be ready for recreational and trail riding, or well prepared to begin advanced training in the equestrian discipline of your choice.
Of course, I don’t just train horses. I train owners, as well. From basic grooming and groundwork, to being confident in the saddle at a walk, trot, and canter, I will help you become a confident, capable rider and a responsible horse owner.
I teach adults and children. Whether your goal is simply quiet rides in the countryside with your equine partner, or solid fundamentals that you can build on for show or competition, I will get you started right.