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Lessons – Overview

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Lessons – Overview2018-09-20T15:36:21+00:00

Lessons – Challenge Yourself

Moose Mountain Horseback Adventures is a growing training centre with the focus on teaching students to ride in a non-competitive way combined with sharing essential knowledge around horses.

What We Offer

Full Day Courses for beginners, “rusty” riders or those who always wanted to know WHY you have to keep your heels down. Earn Your Spurs – see below.
Hourly Lessons for those who want to improve specific skills or just need more effective practise time.

Lessons By The Hour for Individuals

Price List

  • 1 hour private lesson: CAD 80.00 per person
  • 1.5 hour private lesson: CAD 100 per person
  • 1 hour semi- private lesson: CAD 60 per person (2-4 riders)
  • 1.5 hour semi-private lesson: CAD 85 per person (2-4 riders)

Buy more and save!

Buy 5 private lessons for CAD $350.

Special for all our Earn Your Spurs participants:

Only CAD $50.00 per person if you book a private 1 hour lesson following your first Earn Your Spurs course!

Full Day Group Lessons

In small groups you can gain skills over a series of lessons. Some practice time will be in the arena, however, most exercises are on the trail in the beautiful setting of the foothills.

Progress at your own pace through 3 levels and you will be ready to enjoy trail riding in the mountains, a Pack Trip or the Season’s Pass membership. We broke the course down into 3 levels to make it easier and more comprehendible.

Our “Earn Your Spurs” lesson program is designed for anyone who wants to learn the basics of riding a horse, get into trail riding, horsemanship and how to take care of a horse in general. Horses are incredible and complex animals, we love and respect them and try to initiate the same in our students.

Learning about riding and horsemanship can be a lifelong process, and one can never say that they know everything. Our aim is to teach you enough to ride in a comfortable way and open the doors to the amazingly varied and interesting world of horses.

Earn Your Spurs – Level 1

We will get you started easily and safely so you get a good basis of knowledge to dare the next steps towards a happy relationship with and on a horse.

Level 1 Details

Earn Your Spurs – Level 2

Now that you know how horses communicate we can focus on communicating back to them and learn to be a responsible partner to them.

Level 2 Details

Earn Your Spurs – Level 3

The canter is the fastest but also smoothest gait. It can be intimidating for a novice rider. We get started on a lunge line but will spend the afternoon on the trail.

Level 3 Details

Our Advice

Please allow practice time between Levels depending on your previous experience with horses. For example, if you start as a beginner, you should allow at least one practice session between Level 1 and 2 and at least two practice sessions between Level 2 and 3.

Practice Sessions

It’s hard to do your “homework” without a horse at home! Riding is a fun and rewarding sport but as any new skill, it takes a bit to get good at it! The Earn Your Spurs Level course will give you a lot of information in one day,  but everyone learns differently. In addition to the group sessions, we offer one-on-one Private Lessons or semi-private Group lessons. Those lessons can be booked just like an appointment any day of the week between 9.00 am and 4.00 pm. Evening lessons are available on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6.00 – 7.00 pm.

“No hour is wasted that is spent in the saddle.” – Winston Churchill