Public Lessons 2017-11-13T15:19:21+00:00

Public Lesson Types

Learning The American Forward System of Riding is an athletic endeavor requiring the same amount of time, energy and mental involvement of mastering any sport. You are not an expert in a few short lessons. You will always be learning. Many lifelong riders are still novice horsemen. Sports teams require daily involvement and practice for team members. In horsemanship, your partner is not human. You must learn to ‘speak’ horse. Students who ride once a week improve at a much slower rate than those who choose to dedicate more time and energy to the sport. Through mental involvement, work with horses on the ground, and time in the saddle your level of expertise and enjoyment will grow. Not everyone wishes to progress to a competition ready rider. But, everyone can become a horseman who keeps the horse’s best interests at heart. Everyone can develop a level of competency enabling them to feel safe and secure while mounted. Everyone can experience the soul mending bond with our equine friends.

Lessons are available for students 7 years and up or younger graduates of our Pony Pals class

Beginner Private Lessons

New students start with private lesson (either hour or half hour).  Students work directly with their instructor learning the beginning stages of horsemanship and riding.  They are taught how to groom their horse, how to lead their horse, and how to mount and dismount, and how to adjust their stirrups.  Students learn proper position and riding techniques at the walk, posting trot, and eventually the canter.  Students learn to post, how to check their diagonals and how to demonstrate the half seat (or two point) position.  Students learn how to control the horse using simple rein aids to halt, turn and circle the horse.

Homeschoolers -

Windermere offers lessons through the Centerline Homeschool Partnership.
For more information, please contact the farm or click here.

Windermere offers lessons through the Centerline Homeschool Partnership.
For more information, please contact the farm or click here.

Remember

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New Student Intro

$100
  • 3 half-hour private lessons

Private Hour

$290Monthly
  • Additional Lesson – $70

Private Half-Hour

$210Monthly
  • Additional Lesson – $50.00

Hour Group

$190Monthly
  • Additional Lesson – $45.00