Our lesson program is based on true horsemanship and classical riding principles. Dedicated to 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 4 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, in-hand, 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 intro to 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, continuing work on cantering
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.
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
Our horsemanship nights are a huge supplemental part of our lesson program. It’s highly recommended that students participate in these from time to time if not most of them. To become a good horseman it requires passion, dedication, and lots of practice. This is perfect for students who have a deep love for horses that want to learn all aspects of horses and turn it into a lifestyle. We want our students to really progress and practice their skills and knowledge.
We teach all aspects of horsemanship - horse safety, horse behavior & body language, handling & groundwork, correct riding, horse care & barn chores, etc. Think of these as mini horse camp days! Horsemanship nights are scheduled twice a month on Fridays from 4:30-7:30 pm and are $60 per student each night or $100/month for both nights.
Pricing & Policies: Private lesson- $65 Semi-private lesson- $55 per person Group lesson- $45 Horsemanship Night- $60 or $100/2 nights We accept cash, checks, and all major credit cards We have a 24 hour cancellation policy