What if it the weather is bad on the day of my scheduled lesson?
If you have scheduled a lesson with us, and we determine that the weather on your lesson day is hazardous for riding or driving, we will contact you to arrange a make-up session.
How do I cancel a lesson?
Please notify us 24 hours in advance if you cannot make it to your scheduled lesson, so that we can allow others to use your time-slot. Lessons cancelled inside of 24 hours are subject to a $10.00 charge. You will be responsible for the entire lesson fee if you do not call at all.
How long is my lesson?
Lessons are one hour long. Students participate in tacking up and or untacking and grooming, they are mounted with an instructor and ground help if necessary for forty minutes. Students are encouraged to stay a little longer after their lesson to clean their tack.
Is my child old enough to take a riding lesson?
We accept children as young as 4 years of age. We have very small, safe ponies that are just the right size for our youngest riders.
What will you teach?
All lessons will have a focus on safety, enjoyment of the horse, and good horsemanship.
Depending on the goals of individual students, lessons may have additional focus on riding technique, or practical applications in horse handling from the ground.
Examples of lesson topics are: understanding horse behavior; communicating with your horse identifying parts of the horse and equipment.
I've never been on a horse before
Don't worry - ALL of us must start at this point. If you are a beginner, you will start out on the lunge-line, and develop your seat and balance in the saddle. As you progress, focus will gradually shift to more complex exercises, and topics on influencing and controlling the horse off the lunge-line.
What about safety?
All students must complete and sign a Student information and release waiver form.
We have a school of well seasoned horses and ponies. All beginners will be assisted by a helper to guide them through the beginning lessons.
Do you run summer camps, or rent out ponies for special events?
Absolutely. Please see the camps page on our website.
I have other questions.
Please call or e-mail us with your questions, and we'll be happy to help you.