Riding Lessons

 

All of our riding programs are structured around the same principle: to allow riders to build a special connection with a horse.  We do this by teaching safety, allowing riders to brush their horses, teaching how to communicate with your horse while riding, playing games on and off the horse, and of course feeding a treat at the end!  We have a large indoor arena with a lot of natural light which allows us to ride year-round.

KinderPony Program  is perfect for children who are too young to appreciate the routine of lessons. This warm-fuzzy program is designed for children 2 – 6. A KinderPony ride includes 30 minutes of however your little one likes to spend it: ride your pony indoors, outdoors on trails, brush, saddle, feed your pony, and meet the other farm animals as well as do more fun stuff at the barn

Trailblazer Riders generally elementary/teenager age, enjoy one hour per week small group (2-3 riders) lessons. The rider works through levels to learn horse related vocabulary , and various horsemanship and riding skills.  Completion of levels offers the opportunity to have a recital for family to watch and to earn certificates and ribbons.  Lessons include learning: safety, how to handle the horses on the ground, grooming, how to saddle and bridle, and basic horse and stable care. Students are given a broad foundation in riding as they learn how to ride English, Western, and bareback; plus some vaulting and beginning jumping.

Leisure Riders This is for adults that have wanting to do this forever, people who are not interested in competition, and where it is more about the warm muzzle and the big eyes, the bond with something so honestly grounded – a friend that carries them around. The emphasis of this program is to build confidence in a very relaxed atmosphere and to have fun. No former experience is required. Since we in very small groups, she can pick you up where you are individually and teach you at your own pace.

Group riding is offered for more experienced riders. Requirement is that you can tack up your horse yourself and you feel confident in walk, trot and canter. Participants have ridden in the past and have their emphasis on staying fit and having fun. Little instruction but supervised groups of no more than five riders. Case by case. Please ask Karin for more info.

To make an appointment for riding lessons call 616-570-1106 or email legacystables.karin@gmail.com