All beginner lessons are done privately, meaning the student has a one-on-one lesson with the instructor. Group lessons are offered based upon the student's riding ability and if a group is available. All lesson plans are customized to the individual.
New students with previous experience will begin with an evaluation lesson where horse management and riding skills will be assessed. Evaluation lessons are at standard costs.
Riding lessons may be done at the Ki-lin Stables facility or at your place at the same rates. Traveling incurs a gas cost that is calculated based on miles traveled.
Beginner lessons are perfect for all ages. Students will learn the fundamentals of horse care and riding in order to establish independence and confidence when working with horses. Students will learn how to catch, groom, and tack up a horse. Lessons begin on the lunge line until the student is capable of handling the reins. Basic dressage and hunter/jumper training is also offered depending on the student's interests. Lessons are one hour and occur once a week.
Resuming lessons (beginner to advance) are for riders who are capable of handling and riding horses safely and independently. These lessons may include brief work on the lunge line, although riding will primarily be independent. Students interested in increasing stamina or resuming training in the English discipline will benefit from these lessons. Proper riding attire required. Lessons are one hour and occur once a week.
Group lessons will start promptly to guarantee all riders sufficient riding and instruction time. Riders should arrive before their scheduled times in order to groom and tack up.