Our Riding Lesson program is tailored for safety and fun for each individual rider. We teach children from age 2 beginners to advanced children and adults under 200lbs. Whether you want to become an international sensation or want to learn how to safely and effectively ride a horse out on a trail, Carissa and her assistants will happily format a lesson plan especially for you. Lessons are twice a week and are a one on one private lesson so that each student can absorb the full understanding of what they are learning in each session. Our riders become strong, talented, and a pleasure to watch, because with their commitment comes success. For the first few sessions it is acceptable to wear jeans, Tee or Polo Shirt and closed toe shoes and we will provide the Helmet.
The equipment required at each lesson once you are committed to the lessons are, Paddock boots, riding pants, full chaps, fitted polo shirts, helmet and gloves. Helmets and chaps are available for sale at our farm. Our Pre-School lessons are for ages 2-5. Riders learn about safety on horseback, as well as the names of the equipment (Reins, Saddle, etc...) and parts of the horse (Mane, Neck, Tail, etc...) while being led around the arena for their 15 minutes of fun and learning. The children progress with each lesson and may advance into the full 30 lessons when they are 6 years of age.
Our full 30 minute private lessons push
our students to become strong, independent riders that have the ability to ride any horse in any situation. Again each lesson is formatted on safety for horse and rider. Emphasis is placed on the importance of the partnership between horse and rider through classical teaching of seat and leg strength. Carissa believes, and has been taught, that in order to become a strong rider one must develop a strong seat. She wants you to learn correctly the first time through exercises specifically formulated so that you can develop strong core strength and flexibility in you hips and seat bones. Horses are more willing to respond to weight pressures, than being tugged around by the reins. Once you have an understanding of the seat and weight, you can move on to leg pressure. Next, instead of kicking and squeeeeeeeeeezing the horse, your leg will become strong because of the next step of fun exercises in the saddle. Lastly, our riders learn how to correctly and politely use the rein and bit pressure to complete the riding package.
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