We offer riding lessons for those interested in showing or if you
just want to have fun!!
It is also a great source of exercise!
Lesson Program Basics
Every student begins with private lessons. For a beginner, it will take
about 10 privates before you are ready for the group. Every rider progresses at
a different speed. Very young riders will need more privates before riding in a
group. It is very rare for riders under the age of 6 to be safe in the group, so
very young riders should plan to remain in private lessons.
Even if you have ridden quite a bit before, we like to start with one private so
that we can place you in an appropriate group for your level of expertise.
What does it cost?
We give lessons Tuesday through Sunday. Private lessons are $45. Group lessons are
$35. We give lessons after school and into the early evenings. Please arrive ten
minutes prior to your scheduled riding time to insure that you are ready to ride.
Riders are welcome to stay for a few minutes after they ride if they want to help
untack their horse.
How long are the lessons?
Lessons generally last approximately 30 minutes. However, that can be a long time
for a young person to ride. Some young riders do best with a shorter ride time. If
that is the case with your rider, we will spend the rest of the time grooming the
horse or learning more about horses in general.
What should I wear?
You must wear long pants and closed shoes to your lesson. Shorts, skirts, and capri
pants are not acceptable. Sandals or open-toed (or open-heeled) shoes are not safe.
Once you decide to continue riding for awhile, you will need riding pants (Kentucky
jodhpurs) and a hard-soled ankle-high boot with a half-inch heel. We have a tack
shop on the premises, so you may purchase these items here if you like. Please make
sure you buy Kentucky jods (not breeches). You may be able to find
an appropriate ankle-high boot at WalMart, Target or K Mart; it needs to be smooth-soled
with a half-inch heel (no Vibram soles or hiking boots).
Age, Weight, and disabilities:
Many potential clients have asked for clarification of certain concerns such as
age, weight and mild disabilities. To simplify the enrollment process we have formulated
the following guidelines:
- All riders must be at least 5 years of age and able to follow 3 step verbal instructions.
- For the comfort and safety of the horse and rider,
we use industry standard weight guidelines.
- We have a few horses that can carry riders of 180-200 pounds, but they are in great
demand, so please call ahead to ask whether those horses are available on the day(s)
you wish to ride.
- In addition to meeting the weight and age guidelines presented here, riders must
be physically able to mount their horse unassisted, sit up straight, and hold reins
tightly in both hands. (Balance and core body strength are of maximum importance.)
- If you have concerns about any of these restrictions, please call Teresa at 913-422-0550
Please cancel your riding lesson at least 24 hours in advance. Lessons not cancelled
24 hours in advance are subject to a $25 cancellation fee, except
in cases of bad weather or sudden illness.