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LEARN TO RIDE!

Wonderful community of caring coaches and horses, and big group of fun-loving kids

 

QUICK FACTS

Our Motto - "Serious Skills and Serious Fun!"

Each lesson has 3 goals -

  1. to be educational

  2. to provide exercise

  3. and to get the kids laughing! 

Choose between group or private lessons. 1-Hour Group Lessons & 30-minute Private/Semi Private Lessons are the same price. A Semi-Private has 2 riders total in the lesson.

 

BEGINNERS

​Rates: $320/month. Price includes 6 barn days per month consisting of 4 mounted lessons per month plus 2 unmounted horsemanship classes.

We are proud to be able to offer an activity that promotes mental and emotional health, as well as physical activity in fresh air! Horseback riding fosters all the things that make a special human - Empathy, compassion, responsibility, mindfulness, humility, grit, sticking to a schedule, non-verbal communication, generosity of spirit, hard work, putting someone else before yourself, consistency, team work… For many kids with anxiety, horses are a great escape, a portal to another world where they can really shine.

Lessons are designed to cover a wide range of skills, not just riding. As young equestrians, students build relationships with our horses and ponies through a combination of groundwork and riding, both in a saddle and bareback. Our students develop skills at a young age that many riders don't develop until they have years of experience working with horses. Our lessons focus on the individual, working towards goals that fit the student and the horse/pony. We take time to match the student with a pony that they are compatible with, so that they can grow together and learn from each other.

Your little horse-lover might not decide to go to the Olympics, do 100 mile endurance races, gentle Wild Mustangs, start a therapeutic riding program, or become a Hollywood animal trainer, but why not start with a horsemanship foundation that makes any of those things a possibility?

A PonyPros education can support such a wide range of amazing outcomes because students not only learn how to ride, they learn the fundamental leadership skills of persistence, dedication, compassion, and critical thinking. All along they way, students are encouraged to pursue excellence, pushing themselves in a healthy way.

 
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RIDERS IN THE MAKING!

 

MOUNTED LESSONS

What is covered in mounted lessons?

Here are a few of the skills riders learn in Mounted Lessons:

  • basic balanced position

  • correct use of the aids (hands, leg, seat)

  • how to correctly shorten and lengthen reins

  • two-point position

  • posting diagonals

  • sitting trot

  • arena geometry (circles, figure 8's et

  • no-stirrup work

  • canter leads

  • simple changes and flying changes

  • cavaletti work

  • jumping (as rider progresses)

  • suppling exercises for horse and rider

  • basics of collection​

 

What is covered in Horsemanship Class? 

HORSEMANSHIP CLASS

In Horsemanship class, students learn the skills that would allow them to one day own a horse or work at a stable. These skills include the following and much more...

  • Horse psychology and behavior

  • How to fall as safely as possible

  • ​Grooming, saddling, and bridling horses

  • Feed and supplements for horses

  • Horse injury care and prevention

  • Understanding farrier work (hoof trimming and horse shoeing)

  • Proper names for parts of the saddle and bridle

  • Proper names for horse colors, markings, and breeds

  • Strength and conditioning for horse and rider

  • Proper cool-out techniques for horses

  • Bathing, clipping, and braiding horses

  • Tack and Turnout for a horse show

  • Economics of owning a horse

  • Course design for show jumping and hunters

  • Music freestyle design for dressage

 
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