2 Hour Introduction to Riding


Please complete & submit online Volunteer & Ride release required prior your to lesson

30 minutes unmounted lesson
60 minutes mounted lesson
20 minutes get ready
10 minutes finish

This lesson is the foundation of horseback riding.  It’s great gift for newbies, or a sweet reward for yourself or someone special.  Are you feeling rusty and itching to get back in the saddle?  This will kick-start your love for riding and give you the confidence to restart.  You will get super clear on how to skillfully handle and navigate your horse or pony like a pro. Enjoy this popular mini how-to clinic with hands-on instruction unmounted on a saddle with bridle in-hand.  Family or friends can audit this class simultaneously with you.  The following topics are the horse handling and horseback riding basics required to become a proficient equestrian:

  1. Horse psychology and communication.
  2. English versus western.  How to choose and why.
  3. Discover your natural aids: legs, hands, hips/seat, torso, voice to balance and easily cue horse or pony
  4. Use your natural aids plus saddle & bridle to go forward, halt, back, turn left, turn right
  5. Halter, lead, groom, put on saddle & bridle.  Adjust equipment to yourself and horse or pony.
  6. In arena, safely mount & dismount using a mounting block.  Ride walk, trot/jog, canter/lope based on skill and safety.
  7. Learn to correct, natural cues for walk, trot/jog, canter/lope.
  8. Your lesson may include bareback, games, yoga exercises.
  9. Extra time to untack your horse or pony and give it a pleasant spray bath, weather appropriate.
  10. Clean and care for your riding equipment so it’s ready for the next  use.

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Amber & Izzy bad English

Amber & Izzy, bad English

Izzy & Amber good western

Izzy & Amber, good western

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