One single lesson on the following: Introduction to the Horse
$35 plus materials.
This is a one hour class.
In this class you will learn basic grooming, tying, saddling, posture, cues and hoof care.
Riding Lesson Series
4-Week Lesson Series: $140 plus materials Bonus: 1 free lesson.
6-Week Lesson Series: $210 plus materials. Bonus: 1 Free Intermediate Horsemanship Lesson and 1 Free Bareback Lesson
8-Week Lesson Series: $280 plus materials. Bonus: 1 Free Advanced Horsemanship Lesson and 2 Free Bareback Lessons.
Equitation and Horsemanship are terms used to indicate the rider’s ability to sit on the horse in a balanced, correct and functional manner and to control the horse effectively. In equitation and horsemanship classes the rider is being judged, but a well-trained, smooth-gaited and responsive horse contributes greatly to a winning presentation. A pattern may be used to test a rider’s equitation while executing specified maneuvers with their horse.
Pleasure classes are judged on the horse’s ability to perform the required gaits in a quiet and enjoyable manner. The horse should appear to be a pleasure to ride, both in gait quality and manners. In most shows, the horse is required to walk, jog (western trot), and lope (western canter) both directions of the arena, as well as back quietly.
Reining horses perform a set pattern which emphasizes their responsiveness to and control by the rider. Flying lead changes, spinning turns, sliding stops and lengthening and shortening the stride are maneuvers required to exhibit the horse’s ability to respond to the rider.
English riding is a form of horse riding seen throughout the world. There are many variations, but all feature a flat English saddle without the deep seat, high cantle or saddle horn seen on a Western saddle nor the knee pads seen on an Australian Stock Saddle.
Speed events are tests of the horse’s agility and speed. Horses compete against the clock and the fastest time wins.
- Barrel racing is racing the horse around barrels set in a cloverleaf pattern.
- Pole bending is weaving the horse in and out of six tightly spaced poles.
- A stake race is running the horse in a figure 8 pattern around two poles.
There are many other speed events for horses.