We aim to develop thoughtful, balanced riders, who have a well-rounded foundation and an equine-centric approach to horsemanship. We offer riding and groundwork lessons taught by experienced instructors on gentle school horses. Our students come from a wide variety of backgrounds and regularly go on to become loving horse owners, excel in competitive programs, or remain lifetime equine hobbyists.
WHAT WE TEACH
Our riding lessons draw on principles from centered riding to teach the foundations of balance and connection with your horse. While developing confidence, youth students learn in bareback pads and adults learn in endurance-style saddles, in order to develop an independent seat. We teach students the long-leg and forward seat positions at the walk, trot, and canter to set them up for success in any discipline, from dressage to jumping to Western games.
Our groundwork lessons teach the skills to develop a relationship with a horse on the ground. Our teaching philosophy is based in natural horsemanship principles, learning to read the ways in which horses communicate with each other and with us. Lessons begin with practicing safe handling and progress to working with horses on 22' and 45' lines and at liberty.
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Just as with any sport, consistency is important to build strength and retain skill. We match our students to a weekly lesson spot, and we schedule and bill according to three terms (Spring, Summer, and Fall). The majority of our lessons are in groups of 2-4 students of similar experience level, though we have limited midweek availability for private lessons. We provide a safe, experienced lesson horse to all students.
Student Age: Group lessons are open to students 8 years old and above. We have limited 30-45 min private lesson availability for students under the age of 8 (please inquire for details).
Physical Strength: Riders must have the strength and flexibility to be able to safely mount and dismount their horse independently.
Spring Term 2024: January 29th - June 23rd (21 weeks)
Summer Term 2024: June 24th - August 25th (8 weeks, excludes Midsummer Break)
Fall Term 2024: August 26th - January 26th (21 weeks, excludes Winter Break)
Note: We finalize our schedule 4 weeks in advance of the term, so requests received at least 6 weeks before term start will receive priority consideration.
Group 55-minute lesson: $75/lesson (Spring / Fall terms: $1575 ; Summer term: $600)
Private 55-minute lesson: $95/lesson (Spring / Fall terms: $1995 ; Summer term: $760)
Note: Billing options include (1) up-front payment for the full term or (2) monthly payments.
New Student FAQs:
Can I come visit before signing up for lessons?
Absolutely - fill out our Lesson Inquiry form and let us know you’d like to come watch a lesson. We’d love to meet you!
Do you have options for advanced students?
Yes - when you fill out a Lesson Inquiry, select the box that says “I have ridden consistently within the past 5 years, and am confident walking and trotting independently”. This will prompt us to set up a private evaluation lesson, so we can place you in an appropriate group.
Do you offer haul-in or one-time lessons?
Unfortunately we do not offer haul-in or one-time lessons at this time.
If you have other questions, please let us know in your Lesson Inquiry and we will get back to you!
by filling out our Lesson Program Inquiry form