Horseback riding teaches:
• Behavioural and biological sciences
• Leadership and collaboration skills
• Stress reduction
• Physical education
• Animal handling skills
• Animal health
Besides these benefits, I will encourage you to ride different horses which will boost your confidence, and to try English and Western so you have a solid base to progress and specialize from.
When, Where, What, and How Much
The next session will be in June 2019. That’s because I’m taking a break to finish studying—so I can come back and teach you everything I just learned! Contact me if you want me to let you know when registration is open.
Your investment in group horsemanship lessons will be $45 per person for each two hour lesson. After the first lesson, which will focus on safety and basic horse handling skills, the first half hour of each lesson will be devoted to catching and preparing the horse, and learning safety and theoretical horse knowledge. The middle hour will involve focused instruction in riding and handling skills, and the last half hour of each lesson will teach how to take care of the horse after use.
A horse, helmets, and boots are available for use during lessons. However, I can’t guarantee that the helmets and boots will fit the rider, so it is best to come prepared.
All people at the barn, riding or not, must wear sturdy closed toe shoes without steel toes. Those riding must additionally have a heel at least 1 to 1.5 cm tall.
There are more helmet sizes at the barn than boot sizes, but if you intend to ride for more than a couple of weeks, you should purchase a helmet meant specifically for horseback riding. They can cost as little as $50.
Finally, come ready to learn! Once you have registered, I will send you an email before your first lesson with all the information you will need.