Our lesson program is based on classical riding principles and developing a well-rounded equestrian with a strong foundation. Besides riding, our students also learn the fundamentals of horse care, horsemanship, groundwork, etc. We offer group lessons for students 5+ years old. Group lessons have up to 5 students in each class and are an hour long.Aside from the riding portion students have time to get their horses groomed, tacked up, etc. Group lessons are a fun atmosphere for learning from each other, working on similar goals, learning to handle horses around others, bond together, etc. Private lessons are 45 minutes to an hour long and include grooming, tacking up, and riding- unless the student is fully independent and is tacked up and ready to go by their lesson time. These lessons are great for students needing more focused or specialized attention, students with their own horse, or for more advanced students with very specific goals. And semi-private lessons are available for 2 students at a time. This is a good option for a couple, parent and child, siblings, or friends to ride together.
Horsemanship, groundwork, showmanship, and liberty work
Western (equitation and pleasure, reining basics, western dressage, trail)
Speed events (barrel racing, poles, and omoksee)
Beginner English (basic equitation, intro to Dressage and beginning jumping)
Beginner- little to no experience, learning the basics and building a solid foundation, work at the walk and learning to trot then continuing to improve skills at the trot, learning to canter when ready
Advanced Beginner- Improving skills and riding position, developing strong leadership skills and confidence
Intermediate- Advancing skills such as expanding the use of riding aids, transition work, collection, etc. and choosing a discipline(s)
Advanced- Correct riding, ability to handle challenging horses, tailored instruction, learning training techniques, etc.
Classes Offered: Youth Beginner Class- In the beginner horsemanship class we will cover basic aspects of horsemanship riding: safety, grooming, tacking up the horse, handling on the ground followed by riding which includes warm-up, stretches, rail work, maneuvers and horsemanship patterns, etc. This class is for students with no prior or little riding experience. Students will learn how to walk and trot. Students are welcome to ride English or Western and can bring their own horse or use one of ours.
Youth Advanced Beginner Class- This class is for riders who are fairly confident in their riding skills at a walk and trot and are starting to canter or improving their canter work. We will do a warm up, rail work, horsemanship patterns, etc. We will work on fine tuning techniques and pattern work. A strong emphasis will be put on developing the rider’s equitation/seat. Riders may ride English or Western and bring their horse or use ours.
Youth Intermediate- Advanced Class- We will cover basic aspects of riding: warm up, stretches, rail work and then we will work on horsemanship patterns.This class is designed for students who are comfortable at a walk and trot, canter and wanting to fine tune their skills. This class is designed for students that have their own horse, leased horse or access to horse approved by the instructor. Students are welcome to ride English or Western. All ages welcome to attend, as long as they are confident riders.
Adult Class- In the adult horsemanship class we will cover basic aspects of riding: warmup, stretches, rail work and then we will work on horsemanship patterns. This class is designed for students who are gaining basic riding skills or perhaps have not ridden for a while and wanting to build their confidence up in the saddle. Students will basic horsemanship safety and skills and will learn how to walk, trot and eventually canter. Students are welcome to ride English or Western.
English Equitation Class- This class will cover basic aspects of English riding: warmup, stretches, rail work and then we will work on English Equitation patterns, dressage work and/or introductory jumping.This class is designed for students who are comfortable at a walk and trot, and canter.
Barrel Racing/Speed Events Class- This class is designed for students that would like to work on barrel racing and other speed events. This class is open to all ages of riders as long as they are comfortable and able to ride independently at the walk, trot and lope/canter. We will work with you at your level from introductory to more experienced. In each class students will warm up their horses and learn about the importance of exercises/drills for themselves and their horses. Students are welcome to bring their own horse to class! Allow for time to take care of your horse after the lesson. Each week this class might focus on different patterns or events (barrels, poles, omoksee games, goat tying, etc.) We will work on warm up exercises, style and technique. Bring your horse or use one of ours. Ropes/other equipment will be provided but if you have your own feel free to bring it.
Horsemanship/Groundwork Class- Open to all ages who are serious about learning as much as they can about horses. This class is all on the ground, no riding. This class is developed to teach all aspects of horses. Classes will cover topics such as horse care, nutrition, anatomy, breeds and colors, different tack, groundwork, etc. This is an ideal class for anyone considering purchasing a horse or new to owning a horse. This class is available for a minimum of 4 participants and up to 12 students.
Safety is of the utmost importance therefore students are taught horse body language and behavior (ear, eye, & body movements, muscle tension, and other signals)
Our students are taught correct foundational skills
Youth benefit greatly from our program- they build strong relationships with their horses, instructors, and other students. They develop important life skills such as responsibility, leadership, confidence, dedication, etc.
Our lesson program includes riding, groundwork, horsemanship, hands-on and classroom type lessons
We have a very supportive and friendly barn family
We provide our students with many different opportunities to expand their horse knowledge and enjoyment (horsemanship lessons, leasing & practice rides, quality barn & horse time, etc.)
Students learn responsibilities of owning a horse, safe handling skills, equine knowledge, the proper skills and coordination to communicate with a horse, leadership skills, etc.
We expose our students to a wide variety of horses and riding locations so they can learn to ride in many different situations
We teach our students the "Why's?" so they will be able to problem solve- is the horse being stubborn, afraid, testing the rider, in a playful mood, lost their concentration, received incorrect signals, are confused, bored, ornery, tired, hurt, etc?
Students are given opportunities to showcase their skills such as horse shows and competitions
We are involved in 4-H, our local rodeo pageant, and various saddle clubs and associations
Pricing & Policies: Private lesson- $65 Semi-private lesson- $55 per person Group lesson- $45 $5 taken off each lesson if purchased in 4 or more lessons We accept cash, checks, and all major credit cards We have a 24 hour cancellation policy