This lesson is a required prerequisite for weekly lessons and includes a riding assessment. It is also ideal as a vacation activity to learn about horses and the basics of horse care, riding balance and control, and horse communication. Weight limit 180 pounds. Ages 4 and up.
Continue learning an to prepare a horse for riding, learn what motivates him, and create trust between horse and human which will allow for a better partnership while riding. The riding section will focus on balance and control for safety for arena or for future trail riding. The mount, dismount, walk, trot (jog), steering, and stopping. Learn what to do if your horse spooks or bolts and how to bring them back under control while keeping your balance. Begin building core and leg strength.
Partnering getting ready to ride and learning from watching one another ride thereby promoting confidence and better understanding through helping one another. Instructor will recommend the number of horses best suited to accommodate group size.
50 minute lesson is on the ground only. Includes safety, grooming, feeding, health issues, hoof care, and saddle and bridle styles and fit. Learn more about horses or build confidence or just enjoy the horse. Prerequisite to groundwork partnership training with the horse. An activity to enjoy horses without riding, learn about care before buying your own horse, or build responsibility for younger students. Also for anyone wanting to explore volunteerism or a career in horses.
2 person minimum. This class is on the ground only. Includes safety, grooming, feeding, health issues, hoof care, and saddle and bridle styles and fit. A good class for someone wanting to learn more about horses, build confidence or who just wants to enjoy being around them.