Farmhouse Equestrian

Positive Reinforcement-focused Equestrian Academy & Equine Training Services




My name is Kelsey; I am the head equine trainer and instructor at Farmhouse on Five Mile. I specialize in teaching horsemanship lessons with a focus on positive reinforcement training and now offer on-site equine training services to horse owners in the local Cincinnati and surrounding areas.

I strive to create a supportive and consent-based learning environment that enhances and empowers our equines to participate in training through choice as best as we can give them. This allows for:

  • Activation of the seeking system in the equine brain vs. being in a constant “avoidance” mindset, which is often found in horses who are trained primarily with aversives
  • Helping our equines to learn how to be trusting in humans and independent problem solvers

I have been studying and implementing this learning quadrant to my personal horses since early 2020 under the mentorship of Adele Shaw from The Willing Equine. I have since fully transitioned my lesson academy to focus as much as possible on positive reinforcement training. It has given life back to my horses who were once burnt out and consistently in avoidance of our training sessions. It has also given my students a better understanding of equine behavior that is actually backed up by science!

Achieving cooperation and willingness with our equines through choice and consent training is my passion. I also love sharing the amazing results of positive reinforcement training with the world. So, whether you are wanting to take lessons with horses who are already familiar with clicker training or you are a current horse owner who is looking for guidance in creating a positive, willing, and cooperative connection with your equine….I’d love to chat with you and see how I can help!


Equestrian Academy: 

Youth ages 6-17 + Adults

Come learn how to clicker train with our horses here on the farm!

The Farmhouse Equestrian facility is located in Williamsburg, Ohio. My lesson season runs from April through October each year with limited availability each week. Loyal students will always get the first opportunity to prebook their lessons for the next season before I accept new students.

  • Private lessons are $65 (60-75 minutes)
  • Group lessons (up to 3) are $45 per participant (60-75 minutes)

Discounts are available with the pre-purchase of seasonal lessons (limited availability). Please reach out for more information!

To be first in the know on lesson spots becoming available, please join my email subscription list here! 

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