Although riding is part of the program, it’s not the only part.
This year, your child will learn everything from how horses interact in the herd, to catching the horse, haltering, leading, grooming and putting on tack. Then comes the riding!
The focus is on fun and games for learning new skills. This is a positive, small group environment meant to empower people to learn and challenge themselves, be it participant or parent. Depending on the person, this might look like the first time they get their horse to trot, or it might mean having the determination to overcome their fears and get into the saddle for just a moment. Each person is unique, and we are committed to working with you to build confidence, skills and to have fun.
|Group||Kids 5 – 17 years old|
|Cost||$400 +gst for 8 sessions|
|Duration||8 sessions, once a week for 2 months, 1.5 hours each|
|Dates||May/June, Sept/Oct, 10:00 – 11:30 am weekdays|
Mondays – Kids 12 + years old
Tuesdays – Kids 5 – 8 years old
Wednesdays – Kids 10 – 13 years old
Thursdays – Kids 7 – 10 years old
(Age groupings are approximate and may also depend on maturity)
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Parents are always welcome to bring a lawn chair and hang out beside the arena to watch. If your child is under the age of 10, a responsible adult is required to stay and be available to help out. Said adult will receive guidance and direction as needed to help with things like leading the horse, reaching up high and so on. Don’t worry if you have no prior experience with horses. You can do this!
When you register, please let us know if your child is experiencing any significant physical, emotional or learning circumstances that we should be aware of and if that might affect how she or he participates. Please let me know if there is anything specific we should be aware of as we begin our work together.
Wondering what you need?
Each participant requires safe footwear such as cowboy boots (above the ankle, distinct heel, smooth sole). A helmet is also needed. If you don’t have access to these items, please let us know as we may have loaner items available or be able to point you in the direction of where to find them. As for attire, jeans work great! Leggings are ok but tend to be a little more slippery while on the horse. Bring a long-sleeved shirt or jacket to wear over your t-shirt and be sure to dress for the weather!!!
This is an outdoor program so be prepared for any weather!