COVID-19 UPDATE: MAY 22 2020

Private Riding lessons will begin May 27 in accordance with THE RECOMMENDATIONS OUTLINED IN THE GOVERNMENT OF BC'S RESTART PLAN AND EQUINE CANADA'S COVID-19 RETURN TO BUSINESS OPERATIONS FRAMEWORK. Semi-private and family lessons will become available on June 10 for family members or students sharing the same 'bubble'. from June 22 on, we'll shift our calendar to focus on summer camps with less availability for lessons. in september, our teaching calendar will open up again.

FOR MORE INFO ON HOW THESE CHANGES MIGHT AFFECT YOUR RIDING EXPERIENCE, PLEASE READ OUR COVID-19 RESPONSE PAGE

Riding/ horsemanship Lessons

learn to patner with another living being who shares their power, freedom and strength and mentors us in grounded, kind and authentic ways of being. Let our flexible, adaptive and creative teaching style support you in experiencing your dreams.

RIGHT NOW, OUR CURRENT LESSON CALENDAR IS FULL. WE'LL BE LAUNCHING OUR SUMMER SCHEDULE ON SUNDAY JUNE 14, WITH LESSON SPOTS AVAILABLE ON SATURDAYS ONLY. WITH THIS REDUCED AVAILABILITY, YOU MAY HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL FALL FOR A SPOT WHEN WE'RE ABLE TO RELEASE A FULL TIME SCHEDULE AGAIN. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE! THE BEST WAY TO BE NOTIFIED IS TO SIGN UP FOR OUR MAILING LIST, AND FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK WHERE WE POST LAST MINUTE AVAILABILITY. 


Mountain Horse School offers private, semi-private and group riding/ horsemanship lessons. We use english style tack, but integrate insights and techniques from across all disciplines to provide an environment where the students' enthusiasm, interests and confidence and lead the way. From riders looking for a first experience/encounter with a horse, to more seasoned horse people looking to further their awareness and connection with their mounts, let us guide you to something unforgettable. 

 

Our way of teaching adapts to follow the students and their horses into the present moment, and includes the whole experience: your lesson begins the moment you arrive a the barn, and encompasses greeting, catching, getting your horse ready to ride, and untacking your horse and putting them away afterwards. This ground time naturally helps us learn equine body language, behaviour and psychology. It also helps us soak in the benefits of slow horsemanship-- letting our nervous systems and psyches settle and attune with our horses. Think of it as an opening and closing ceremony for your ride. 

WANT TO KNOW MORE? READ OUR LESSON FAQ


LESSON PRICING:

ADULTS/KIDS 6 AND UP

1 HR PRIVATE $110

1.5 HR PRIVATE $165

1.5 HR SEMI PRIVATE* $290/ 2 riders

*To enrol in a Semi-Private lesson, students must be able to ride independently at a walk and be comfortable at a trot. If the student is new to Mountain Horse School, we ask that s/he take a minimum of 1 private lesson first for assessment purposes

KIDS 3-5 YEARS OLD

1 HR PRIVATE $110

An introduction to the magic of horses that includes grooming and a pony ride. Parents are expected to attend the lesson and assist in the hands-on aspects of the teaching. 

FAMILY LESSON (AGES 3+)

1.5 HOURS FOR 2-4 PARTICIPANTS $290

Includes an intro to the horses, a grooming session, and a fully supported ride for each participant. Participants must be from the same household or 'bubble'. Younger children may attend but must be supervised by a parent at all times. The price includes 2-4 active participants and their parents.  

A parent must be present at all times to offer hands-on assistance to any participant under the age of 6.