20/20 Horsemanship

20/20 Horsemanship

Horsemanship and riding lessons for all ages and abilities. Specializing in natural horsemanship training for horse and rider. We believe in a whole horse approach to learning.

Heat and AC in tack room

Operating as usual

Welcome to 20/20 Horsemanship: Clear communication equals visible results! 05/08/2022

Welcome to 20/20 Horsemanship: Clear communication equals visible results!

Summer camp registration is on the website now! Super easy. Just click the week you want to register for and follow the prompts!


Welcome to 20/20 Horsemanship: Clear communication equals visible results! Join our semi private lesson program. Beginners receive 4-8 private lessons before being placed with another student.


A little clip of my bridleless riding with Cherokee. We are
Working on changing directions while trotting. Then on to jumping and cantering !

Welcome to 20/20 Horsemanship: Clear communication equals visible results! 04/30/2022

Welcome to 20/20 Horsemanship: Clear communication equals visible results!

We are looking to add a team member!

PART TIME Assistant instructor opportunity on SUNDAYS 12-5pm.

This person will be a team player. We are a small but busy barn in Leesburg. We want to hire someone who will be part of our family and love being there as much as we do.

Position is for Sundays only at this time. Will be able to add Saturdays in the near future, and more opportunities as we grow.

Duties will include teaching children how to groom and tack up. This also includes instruction on body language, herd behavior, safety and ground handling.
Duties may also include a barn chore occasionally: filling water buckets, giving a horse hay or sweeping,etc…

Adults (18 and over) only please.
Must be reliable. Opportunities to ride and or have lessons are available.

Candidates must have some riding experience. Preferably (low level) eventing, dressage or jumpers. We have NO hunter ponies.

Hourly pay.

Please send information/resume to:
[email protected]

You can learn about us on the Fb page and our website:


Welcome to 20/20 Horsemanship: Clear communication equals visible results! Join our semi private lesson program. Beginners receive 4-8 private lessons before being placed with another student.

Fetti in a water bucket 01/30/2022

Fetti in a water bucket

My silly pony.


Fetti in a water bucket Fetti cooling off on a hot day

Photos from 20/20 Horsemanship's post 12/27/2021

Lily is modeling her good looks, new bridle and a partial clip.


It was surreal watching Boyd Martin win the First ever 5* event at the Fair Hill International Equestrian facility in MD.
Congratulations to Mr. Martin, it was a well deserved win.
Please note, his ride was a mare!


Maryland 5 Star - XC On Cue



20/20 Horsemanship updated their business hours. 09/27/2021

20/20 Horsemanship updated their business hours.

20/20 Horsemanship updated their business hours.


You know you’ve done a good job with campers when you tell them they are running out of time, need to speed things up. And they BEG you to let them finish scrubbing water buckets. Parents, reread that! Yes, you read correctly. I could not be prouder of these girls! A pleasure to take on as new students. And I think I see future show team kids there…..


Camp could not have gone better this year. We met terrific families, many of which will be joining TEAM 20/20!


Finishing up a terrific week of camp!

Kids learned soooo much!

All about clover and drool, pastures, blackberry picking, going up and down hills, horse vision and how it impacts behavior. They were all pointing out the body langauge they noticed from each horse, ‘he’s relaxed, his leg is cocked!, ‘well she’s licking and chewing so she’s happy and relaxed!’ Even noticing while riding. They each learned how to get a leg up, onto a horse. They became mounting and dismounting experts. Understanding why they shouldn’t let their bodies plop onto the horse’s back. And so much more! Great group of 7 girls. Hoping to see them in lessons soon!

20/20 Horsemanship 04/21/2021

20/20 Horsemanship

For those interested in summer camp, we have space left!


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20/20 Horsemanship 04/09/2021

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Summer camp is here!
June 28-July 1








Each week is limited in numbers, don’t delay!

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Animal control has been called. Horse was hit by a car.

Please help find owner!


Frozen feathers on everyone at the barn today!


Effective immediately:

If you are NOT taking a lesson please DO NOT enter the barn. We are reducing the number of people coming in and out in order to keep everyone as safe as possible.

We have several bottles of hand sanitizer in the barn and in the bathroom. Please sanitize your hands when entering the barn and before leaving.
If you or someone in your family have any cold like symptoms please do not come to the barn.

We thank you for understanding and hope everyone stays safe and healthy during these trying times.

TEAM 20/20 horses, ponies & Loretta


Excited for the new year @2020horsemanship

We have a new barn/farm owner. Haven’t met with her yet, but I have a good feeling! And unlike another barn I rented that was sold, I do not have to move, so that’s a plus!

We are adding students to current lessons. Please reach out if you are looking for lessons! Space will not be available for long!

Photos from 20/20 Horsemanship's post 11/25/2020

20/20 is very grateful for all of our friends, supporters, clients, family and barn owner to name just a few. 😉

Despite the horror that COVID created for all, 2020 has been a terrific year for us. Maybe there’s something in the name??
We were able to increase our students by 500%

Repairs are being made to the barn and the new exterior paint is looking fantastic!

We will soon be adding additional panels to the arena so it can go back to its original larger size while still being fenced in.

And Blue graduated back into shows with nails! Can’t beat that!

Please share any positive 2020 stories of your own!


We are coming out from the soggy day and a half.
Lessons in full swing tomorrow!
This is BLUE
Laurie Gessaman - Pearson Smith Realty


Mini Lily-Ready,set,go!

My miniature jumping bean!


We had an amazing summer at 20/20!
5 weeks of camp were great, fun was had by all.
Thank you to our camp helpers

Margaret Mulderry

Photos from 20/20 Horsemanship's post 06/17/2020

Summer camp time! It’s great to be at the barn! So much life and so many things to learn while soaking up the calm serenity. June 22-26, July 13-17 & 20-24, August 10-14 & 17-21


Getting ready for summer? Our camps ARE ON!

June 22-26
July 13-17
July 20-24
August 10-14
August 17-21

Ages 6-13

Bring a water bottle, we will refill it! Bring lunch and a cooling towel. Wear sunscreen!

Reserve ASAP or the space will be gone.

$50 discount for a sibling

8 campers in each session. 3 adults and 3 experienced students helpers.

All horse all week.
Riding, grooming for shows, emergency medicine, stable management, new horse owner course, exploring different disciplines, jump course designing, tack cleaning, parts of bridle, putting bridles together, saddle fitting, how and why to put on horse boots, anatomy, pony painting and more!

50% deposit for July and August due July 1 and August 1.


Here at 20/20 we teach what is called. Balanced Seat. In scarier terms we could call it dressage. Since I love teaching beginners, I go with Balanced Seat.😉

➡️It simply means you’re sitting up straight, no arch in your back, head up looking ahead, with hips and legs hanging directly under you.

☑️The goal is for you to learn to create muscle memory so those legs stay there. They are a base of support when, not if, something unexpected happens.

☑️One of my goals as a trainer is for my students to become independent. They learn to adjust stirrup leathers from the back of the horse, and tighten the girth.

🟢Students learn how things are supposed to feel so that when it doesn’t feel that way they know to change it.
I do not desire to create riders who are always dependent on me. Your riding improves so much when you learn to ride with feel.

Recommended reading: Ray Hunt’s
‘True Horsemanship through feel’


Hey Virginians! Are you ready to get out of the house and out into the fresh air for some fun? Always wanted to give horseback riding a try? We teach beginners in a safe, fun and relaxing environment. Come check us out today! In the heart of Leesburg.
COVID19 Special ending soon!
We are taking private lessons only to maintain social distancing.


The Welsh Cob is one of 3 Welsh breeds. The section A is a smaller pony with fine bone structure, and the 2nd is the Welsh mountain pony, a medium pony with a sturdier structure.
Lily and Fetti and Welsh mountain ponies. Cj is a section A. For those of you that k ow CJ, compared the difference between him and this Cob. Pretty big difference! (Besides the fact this cob is in optimal condition!)

“If someone would have told me the first horse I would ride at an FEI level would be a barely backed, 6-year-old Welsh Cob, found from a random internet search, I’d have thought they were crazy…” Read about Valerie Goodman’s adventures with Bryan the Cob here: https://yourdressage.org/2020/04/17/pint-sized-equine-partner-bryan-the-cob/


Terrific learning resource!

The USDF Education Library is now even more organized. All items within the library can now be sorted by audio files (Dressage On the Go), Articles, and the Video Library. Members can press on the filter to view items or they can press the filter they’d like and search for a topic. Example: press video library and search sport horse for all sport horse videos. Explore the Education Library here: https://www.usdf.org/education/university/kb/

All Brentina Ever Wanted Was A Little R-E-S-P-E-C-T 04/17/2020

All Brentina Ever Wanted Was A Little R-E-S-P-E-C-T

All Brentina Ever Wanted Was A Little R-E-S-P-E-C-T The 2020 FEI Dressage and Show Jumping World Cup Finals were scheduled to take place this week in Las Vegas. They were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe. In honor of the event, we'll be hosting a variety of articles on coth.co...

Photos from New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program's post 04/17/2020

He looks nice!


Another question for you all....
Anyone interested in purchasing trail rides on the W & OD in Leesburg? We have easy access...

Videos (show all)

Mini Lily-Ready,set,go!
Free jumping with Confetti
Companion walking with Fetti




39802 Thomas Mill Rd
Leesburg, VA

Opening Hours

Monday 12pm - 5pm
Tuesday 11am - 5pm
Wednesday 12:30pm - 5:30pm
Friday 11am - 6pm
Saturday 10:30am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

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