RIDING LESSONS FOR ALL AGES AND SKILLS
Riding lessons are taught in four-week blocks. New students will begin with either a Horse Power lesson or Horsemanship lesson depending on their age (see descriptions below). Horse Power Lessons are one hour long. Horsemanship Beginning A lessons run for one hour. Other Horsemanship lessons run for 1 1/2 hours. Fees are listed below. We offer an early pay discount of $20 and family discounts are also available.
Horsemanship riding lessons are designed for ages 8 and up and are designed to teach a person to evaluate, care for, and handle horses safely. The lessons are divided into four topic areas:
- Grooming & Saddling
Horsemanship lessons are mainly taught as group lessons on a four-week block schedule.
BEGINNING A (Safety, Ground and Bareback) is our basic beginning class. Students with no experience at Schow’s Ranchette and over 8 years old will start with this class as well as some 6 to 7 year old that need to move out of YOU & ME & HORSE MAKE 3. Students will focus on safety, ground skills and bareback riding with a little bit of saddle riding. Beginning A lessons are one hour per week.
Beginning B (Basic Western riding + Beg. A) is our 2nd level beginning class. Students will maintain and grow what has already been taught in Beginning A and move to riding in a western saddle, work on lots of trotting, western loping and lead line lunging. These lessons are to help build a secure seat and confidence while on a horse. Beginning B lessons are 1 1/2 hours long.
Beginning C (Basic English + Beg. B) Is our 3rd level of riding. Students will maintain and grow their previous skills as well as adding the English style of riding and free lunging. English riding develops strength and coordination.
Intermediate A, B, and C lessons will follow the same outline above A being Safety, ground, and bareback, B being Western +A and C being English +B. Intermediate lessons will be done in both the inside and outside arena, students ride multiple horses to learn to handle different personalities and energy levels, ride with different levels in the same lesson, and add a 1 1/2-hour Equine Management (EM) lesson. Intermediate/EM group lessons are 1 1/2 hours twice per week.
Equine Management lessons deal with horse care, feeding, medical, massage, trick training, tack care, equipment care and repair, facility maintenance, and other needed knowledge.
Advance A, B, and C lessons follow the same outline as Beginning and Intermediate, but students are working on a competitive level or training level with a young or rehab horse. Advance lessons also include the EM lessons.
Horse pOWER lESSONS
YOU & ME & HORSE MAKES THREE
You & Me & Horse makes Three is our Power riding lessons designed for 3-7 year old students. We ask that these riders have parental involvement in class as well as our riders who are learning disabled or have physical or mental challenges.
Power riding lessons are taught as an one hour group lessons on a four-week block schedule.
In this class our riders will learn the ABC's of Horsemanship:
A: Attention B: Balance C: Confidence and Coordination
Power Lessons - 1 hour $200 per block (4 lessons)
Block 12(Nov. 21-Dec 16) Early Pay Nov. 14, 2022
****NO LESSONS DEC. 17 - JAN. 1,2023****
Reg. starts Nov.30 Block 1(Jan. 2-27) Early Pay Dec.26, 2022
Reg. starts Jan. 9 Block 2(Jan. 30-Feb. 24) Early Pay Jan. 23,2023
Reg. starts Feb. 6 Block 3(Feb 27-Mar. 24) Early Pay Feb. 20,2023
Reg. starts Mar. 3 Block 4(Mar 27-Apr 21) Early Pay Mar. 20,2023
Reg. starts Apr. 3 Block 5(Apr.24-May 19) Early Pay Apr. 17,2023
Reg starts May 1 Block 6(May 22-June 16) Early Pay May 15,2023