HORSEBACK RIDING LESSONS
ALL AGES WELCOME FROM 4 THRU ?-YOU ARE NEVER TO OLD TO LEARN!
Here at DreamCatcher we feel its important to have individual private lessons to ensure you or your children get full value for money. However we are happy to provide group lessons on request for anyone who isn’t a beginner. We offer instruction in English, western, hunter/jumper and dressage. We will evaluate the rider’s level and needs on the first lesson to ensure they are placed with the correct instructor. We also offer the opportunity to take the horses to local shows for anyone interested in going that route. Lessons are approx 1 hour long (30 minutes of riding) and you will;
- Learn to catch the horse and put on cross ties.
- Learn all about grooming
- Learn how to tack up the horse
- Lead the horse to the arena
- Learn how to mount and dismount correctly
- Spend 30 minutes in the arena with a private experienced instructor
- Lead the horse back to the barn and put on cross ties
- Learn to un-tack
- Put the horse back in the field
- For the Horses well being, we limit up to 200lb for riders.
Our aim is to;
- build self confidence in the rider
- have rider gain knowledge of the horses behavior
- give correct riding instruction from beginner level and upwards
- teach rider to understand horses ‘language’ to deepen knowledge
Beginner Riding Lessons
Any age and riding ability are welcome! We have horses to suit all needs. A beginner lesson is $30.00 and is very hands on. You will learn how to go get your horse, learn how to groom & tack correctly, then have 30 minutes of one to one private tuition on the horse in our enclosed arena. After the riding portion you will learn to untack the horse, clean them down/cool them off and put them away safely. The actual riding portion of the lesson is about 30 minutes long, but you will be learning for about an hour. We have several in house trainers who are all very skilled and knowledgeable to help you get on track with your or your children’s individual needs for Horse Riding. We can also do 1 hour of riding time on the lessons for $50.00.
If you are looking for more advanced lessons, or wish to attend and participate in horse shows we are proud to offer you lessons with our Professional Hunter/Jumper Show Trainer Kathleen Young . She has an extensive background working with both horses and riders in private lessons, clinics, and during horse shows. She has produced many riders who have gone on to be successful and become trainers themselves.
We have horses you can lease for lessons and shows. For a 30 minute lesson with our advanced trainer it is $30 plus $10 to use our horse. For a 60 minute lesson it is $50 plus $10 to use our horse.(If you lease a horse from us the horse use fee is waived). You won’t be disappointed!
Western Riding Lessons
We also offer western riding lessons with our trainer Lynne Pierce. She is extremely knowledgeable in the western world of riding and will help teach you basics for pleasure riding, showmanship and even barrel racing! The lessons are 30 minutes long and cost $30.00 – if you need help learning to groom and tack she will assist you before and after the lessons.
Custom Made Lesson Experience –great for birthday gifts etc!
Have a person you wish to give something a little special to? We can customize a package to suit your needs –For example a birthday child may like to take a beginner lesson but have extra riding time after the lesson – we can add on a barn tour, a mini horse grooming session or even a riding lesson then a trail ride. Please ask for more details.
If you would like to schedule a lesson, or have any questions, please contact us.