Small children learn the basics in their riding lessons. Safety in and around the barn, on and off the horse. Grooming, tacking up, mounting, dismounting, handling, leading and basic correct position . Older students or those with prior experience, may start their horseback riding lessons in one of the Beginner Lesson stages. We will determine your level after evaluating your skills. Beginner Levels 1-3 teach the student how to find their balance, do mounted stretches, beginning trot work on a lunge line, basic handling & more!
Students are changing direction while mainting the trot. Understand diagonals and can tell when they are on the correct one. They are trotting over ground poles and small x rails. Some students are learning, in their riding lessons, to canter in level 1-2, others will be ready toward the end of level 3. Riding is unique in the way that each person learns in his or her own way and time.
If you would like to see more information regarding the skills needed to pass any level of riding lessons, please see staff. We can happily print out the requirements for you. We will soon be uploading the documents to the website. Stay tuned!
These riders are committed to horses. They attend all riding lessons, clinics, or practices that they possibly can. Riders can walk, trot, canter with contact and on a loose rein. They are or are beginning to understand the intricacies of riding, which our horse riding school in Leesburg takes much pride in offering. These subtleties are much more than originally thought! They have probably attended horse shows with me, however that is not required.
All levels of riding lessons have requirements that include ground work and handling skills, general Horsemanship knowledge and much more! We also have an instructer training program! Please let us know if you are interested.
Riding is a sport that takes time to learn. Taking weekly riding lessons is a start, however, to see real progress it is highly recommended that you take horseback riding lessons 2 or more times each week.