All lessons are customized to accommodate what the riders want to learn or freshen their skills up on. We focus on a balanced seat, gentle control and general trail riding skills – since that is what we and our horses are good at! Lessons are taught both in our outdoor arena and on the trail. On the trail, we practice rein control, independent riding and decision making and negotiating trail obstacles.
Generally, time for grooming and tacking is the responsibility of the students and is not included in the lesson time, unless those are skills that need to be learned first. In that case we include the time to teach proper grooming and tacking within the first few lessons. Afterwards, please allow yourself enough time to prepare your horse for the lesson (typically about 20 minutes). Any new student will be shown tacking “our way” and also where to find the tack and grooming tools during the first lesson.
Lesson can be booked as private or semi private. If you do not have someone to book lessons with but don’t mind more students in your group, we will pair you with a rider of similar ability. Semi-private lessons are quite effective as it is often helpful to watch others and learn from eachother.
Please contact us to arrange a time for a lesson!