INTRO TO HORSES / VAULTING
Vaulting is a fantastic way to learn to ride. Class meets once per week. Riders take turns riding a horse on a lungeline and play on gymnastics mats and vaulting barrels, or do ground work with another horse when it is not their turn to ride. Class is taught using a vaulting surcingle (basically a bareback pad with big handles) in order to reduce time changing stirrup length and so parents do not have to buy boots or riding pants for this class.
Most kids stay in this program about 2 months, then progress to private lessons. Kids in Europe vault for 6 months before earning a saddle and we feel it is a great foundation for confidence. Some kids love vaulting so progress to vaulting competitively.
At the heart of everything that we do is our passion for horses and our commitment to our students. Thanks to our varied 'learn to ride' selections and unique teaching techniques, our school has been ranked as a top horsemanship school in the US and internationally time and time again.
Pony Professionals is located in West Tumalo, on the outskirts of Bend, and reflects the vibrant energy of the area. Our skilled team teachers are here to help students bond with a horse and make friends, while enjoying fresh air, trees, and exercise.