Riding/ horsemanship Lessons

LESSON PRICING:


1 HR PRIVATE $125

This can be booked for any level of rider, including adult riders! The minimum age for private lessons is 3 years old. For riders under 6, a parent must be present and able to assist with the hands-on teaching elements of the lesson. 

1.5 HR PRIVATE $175

Same guidelines as 1hr privates.

1.5 HR SEMI PRIVATE* $290/ 2 riders

Riders must be a minimum of 6 years of age. Riding requirements: both riders must be Beginner Level 2, which means they are able to ride independently at a walk and are comfortable at a trot with some assistance. The price for the semi private is for 2 riders and 2 horses. When filling our registration information, please separate each rider with a /.

FAMILY LESSON (AGES 3+)

1.5 HOURS FOR 2-4 PARTICIPANTS $290

This lesson includes an introduction to being around horses, a grooming session, and a fully supported ride for each participant (taking turns on the same horse). The minimum age for participating in the riding portion of the experience is 3. (Younger children may attend, but must be supervised by a parent at all times, and are not able to participate in the ridden portion.) The price includes up to 4 riders and their parents.

 

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.

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. 

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Class PRICING:


LITTLE STARS GROUP CLASS $90

This group lesson is for riders 3-6 years old who are wanting an introduction to the world of horses. The hour includes meeting and learning to groom their horse or pony, visiting time with the animals, and a 15-20 minute pony ride. Each child needs to be within arm's reach of a parent at all times, and a parent is asked to assist with all the hands-on elements of the lesson.  

beginner class Series $660

This 6 lesson series is an introduction to horses for those meeting them for the first time or with very little experience. The lessons are run in the same format as our camps with 2 students paired together with one horse, so they can work together and assist each other as they're learning. In this lesson series, we'll learn how to work and move around horses safely and how to groom and lead them, as well as develop riding skills such as rein handling, basic position, and basic aids. We'll experience riding at a walk both in and out of the ring, and learn to be comfortable trotting with assistance. We'll also receive a basic understanding of the body language, senses, instincts, and true nature of horses.

Intermediate class Series $660

This six lesson series is a skill building series for those with more experience with horses. To join this class series, riders are expected to be able to catch and get their horses ready with some assistance, and be able to control their horses independently at a walk and trot. The lessons are run in the same format as our camps with 2 students paired together with one horse, so they can work together and assist each other as they're learning.

In these classes, we'll learn more advanced rein handling techniques (including half halts, and how to maintain an adjustable contact), and how to ride in jumping position. We'll start to develop our sitting trot, and grow our feel of what our horse's feet are doing under us and if their body is bent in the direction of travel. We'll ride up and down hills at a walk, and have our first trots outside the ring in preparation for learning to canter.