Joanne Milton is the owner of Rustic
Meadows in Hillsburgh, Ontario. She has been teaching riding for over 30 years and breeding Reining prospects since 1995.
Joanne has been a Canadian Equestrian
Federation Level 1 Western Coach since 1996. She received her
Judge/Instructor certification from the World Sidesaddle Federation Inc
in 2000, the first Canadian to do so.
The lesson schedule at Rustic meadows
is very flexible and lessons are custom tailored to suit each individual
student. Joanne specializes in beginner riders, teaching the
"balanced seat", and its variations. Students are taught the
basic riding positions & learn to understand the mechanics behind
all the very exciting reining maneuvers. She likes to expose newcomers
to the many available disciplines in the horse industry, so they may
make their own choices about which they would like to pursue. Once a
student begins to specialize, she will help them find a coach in their
chosen field, unless of course, they choose Reining or Sidesaddle --
Joanne's own specialties. Some of her former and current students are
competing very successfully in Reining, Dressage, Hunter/Jumper, Western
Games, Western Pleasure and Trail. One of her students in now the second
Canadian to have WSFI Judge/Instructor certification. She does not push
competition though, and many students are just enjoying their contact
Horses from the Rustic Meadows Breeding
Program are being enjoyed by their new owners and are beginning to make
their mark in the show pen.
Joanne also does custom sewing, specializing
in custom Western Show Shirts & Jackets.