Beginner Riding Lessons
Beginner Riding Lessons are available in English and Western for riders age 5 and up. Our students are taught from the ground up, learning all about grooming and tacking up, as well as untacking, grooming, and tack cleaning after each lesson. We believe an emphasis on horsemanship and teaching the hows and whys of horseback riding is key to developing a novice riders ability. These lessons are not simply "Up, Down" type lessons, and it is our goal to teach our riders to truly ride and handle their horses, and to always utilize their skills and improve their abilities. Beginner lessons are only available as private lessons at first, but can move into semi-private (2 person) or group (3 or more riders) as the rider progresses.
Advanced Riding Lessons
Advanced lessons are geared towards riders looking to begin, or already are showing and competing, or even riders that just want to be exceptional horseman or trainers. Whether your goals are showing hunter/jumpers on the "A" circuit or to be a rock solid and confident pleasure rider, I guarantee to improve your ride and abilities. Advanced lessons are available on your horse, or our sale horses on a limited basis.
- ASTM/SEI Helmets are required for ALL riders while mounted. For safety reasons, we do ask that all riders bring their own helmet that has been correctly fitted at one of our local tack shops. We recommend Charlottes Saddlery in North Austin for their knowledgable and friendly staff, and selection of helmets available. "Schooling Helmets" are absolutely fine, and we suggest the IRH Equi-Pro, Ovation Deluxe Schooler, or the Troxel Liberty, in black, for riders just starting out. These helmets are priced right around $50 and feature a 'dial fit' system to get the best fit possible. For a fully detailed write up of riding apparel for the new rider, please check out our write up here: Outfitting your kid for camp for under $150
- Please arrive a half hour before your scheduled start time, and plan to stay approximately a half hour after your lessons.
- All riders are required to have a liability release form signed and on file prior to the start of their lesson.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. What shows are available for students?
A. We regularly attend GHHJA and CTHJA shows, and showing on both the A circuit and more local schooling circuits is always available.
Q. How many years have you been teaching lessons?
A. Ali has been teaching lessons with her own students for almost 15 years, from beginner to showing students of all ages. She spent several years as a junior as an understudy assisting with beginner and intermediate lessons as well.
Q. Do you teach western riding lessons?
A. Though our focus is hunter/jumpers, we believe that a solid foundation is key to rider success no matter what the discipline. We focus on promoting proper equitation and communication with your horse.
Q. Is tack provided?
A. Saddles are provided for all english riders on South Coast horses. You are welcome to bring your own saddle and use it provided it fits the horse. Western saddles are of limited availability. Please confirm before your lesson if one will be available.
Lessons are $50
Lesson Cards are available for $450
Lesson Cards are good for 10 lessons and cover up to 60 days from your first lesson.
There is no additional charge to ship in for lessons on your own horse. Horse must have current, negative coggins
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