Are we the right program for you?
If you are committed to learning all aspects of horsemanship including horse care, groundwork and riding skills, AND able to commit to weekly sessions, this program is right for you. Poor and infrequent attendance leads to lack of progress and lesson retention. Our program is designed for the serious horse enthusiast that seeks to learn all aspects of horsemanship.
Sessions purchased through our lesson packages must be utilized within 7 weeks from the time of purchase. Unused sessions will not be refunded.
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RIDING LESSONS CATERING TO THE YOUTH RIDER
One unique constituent to the riding program is the inclusion of horsemanship, horsemanship, groundwork, training and horse care, rather than being strictly focused on riding. Not only will you learn how to ride, but you will learn how to handle horses safely and care for them properly.
All levels of riding and groundwork use natural horsemanship training methods. These methods are highly effective and develop a strong bond based on trust between the horse and handler.
LESSONS (Ages 7 and up):
Private lessons are ~60 minutes. The content of the lessons will vary and will be tailored to the riders experience and confidence.
Beginner: (All lessons at this level are private lessons)
Riding objectives: At this stage, the focus will be to develop the rider’s seat and control. At the end of this level, the rider should be able to confidently walk, trot, stop and steer.
Groundwork Objectives: At this level, the handler will learn to halter, lead, tie and saddle their horse. By the end of this level, the handler should be able to get their horse on their own, tie to a hitching post, saddle and lead their horses.
Riding objectives: At this stage, the focus will be to further develop the rider’s seat and control and include new elements such as obstacles and poles etc. Cantering will also be introduced at this level. At the end of this level, the rider should be able to confidently walk, trot, stop and steer at all gaits and be able to canter on the line comfortably.
Groundwork Objectives: At this level, the handler will further develop their groundwork knowledge and be introduced to new elements such as free lunging, lunging on the line, backing, yielding the hindquarters, moving the forequarters.
Riding objectives: At this stage, the focus will be to further develop the rider’s seat and control and be introduced to trail riding. Further developing the rider’s seat and control at the canter off the line will be a primary focus. At the end of this level, the rider should be able to confidently walk, trot, canter, stop and steer comfortably and effectively.
Groundwork Objectives: At this level, the handler will be exposed to advanced groundwork exercises including controlling the horse over obstacles, side passing and others. At this level, the handler will also be introduced to more elements of horse care including vaccination, deworming, leg bandaging and wrapping etc.
Cancellation Policy - Riding Packages
Our lesson cancellation policy is 24 hours. Please contact us via phone/text/email at least 24 hours before a lesson to cancel. Lack of cancellation notice will result in no refunds or re-scheduling.
Lesson packages must be used within 7 weeks from the time of purchase. Refunds will not be issued for unused sessions post the 7 week period.
Continual absences and/or rescheduling sessions, no shows, or lack of cancellation notice will result in the loss of your lesson spot.