• walk-halt transitions • basic balanced seat position (ear, shoulder, hip, heel) • circles at the walk • riding the trot (introducing posting trot) • trot-walk transitions • maintaining trot without breaking • ring etiquette (including how to enter the arena) • steering and control of horse in group • staying on the rail at the trot, turning across the diagonal at the trot to change rein
UNMOUNTED • safety on the ground • approaching a horse • bridling and unbridling the horse, putting on a halter • leading and turning a horse • cooling out a hot horse • basic grooming tools and techniques (currying, brushing, picking hooves) • saddling, correct girthing, unsaddling
Beginner group lessons are available:
Tuesday 5:30 pm w/ Peggy 7:30 pm w/ Peggy
Thursday 5:30 pm w/ Peggy 6:30 pm w/ Peggy
Saturday 9:30 am w/ Amelia 10:30 am w/ Liz
Sunday 12:00 p w/ Laurie
Please call the office for the most up to date schedule of group lessons. Beginner private lessons may be scheduled at a variety of times; please call for details.