Weather & Riding Gear

WEATHER

Horseback riding runs year-round in most weather.  Not sure about riding in the extreme heat or cold?  It is perfectly ok to be a seasonal rider participating when the conditions suit you.  Other than high heat with annoying bugs, driving rain and strong wind, the horses aren’t bothered.   Their priority is your attention, grooming, exercise and that ever-popular carrot or apple 🙂

 

During the winter months we rent Jockey Cap’s indoor arena, our next door neighbor for an additional rental fee of $10 per lesson added to your ride.  Riding will be delayed or cancelled in case of snow storms, freezing temps, heavy rain, lighting, thunder, high wind.  Jan will check in to determine if your ride is a go or reschedule.  There is no fee to reschedule a lesson.

 

WHAT TO WEAR

Safety Helmets are required.  Wear your own safety helmet  or use one of our school helmets.  Long pants, shoes or boots with heels are required.  No sneakers, sandals or shorts.

 

Riding pants, long jeans or leggings are best because the fabric has textured knap which provides friction to grip the saddle for increased safety.  No slippery synthetics, shorts, skirts, bare legs are allowed.  Wear tall or long socks to protect your ankles & shins.  No thin, small slipper/ankle socks please.

 

Tall english boots, cowboy boots, hiking boots, paddock boots are prefered.  If you have half chaps or full chaps, wear them.  We may have some school gear you can try before you buy.

 

Wear thermal underwear and gloves when chilly.  Your fingers, toes and body will be happy.  We’ve got hand and foot warmers too for those extremities.

 

WHERE TO GET GEAR

If you’re ready to purchase your own stuff, shop online or at these nearby places:

  • Tractor Supply  Brentwood, NH. New helmets, boots, horse treats at reasonable prices.
  • Dover Saddlery  Plaistow, NH, Wellesley MA. Greatest selection of English gear. No western. Bargain basement has deals.  Great on-line store.
  • Log Cabin Tack  Hooksett, NH,  English and western plus a large consignment area where you’ll find great deals. Don’t think you have to always buy new.
  • Facebook Marketplace search online for equestrian good
  • Amazon
  • Ebay
  • Craig’s List
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