Beginner Horse Lover Resources and a Safer Start to Learn Horse Riding

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FAQ’s

Horses

Our horses are great for confidence building and we have a range of horse types and sizes for all levels. If you every thought of owning a horse our HORSE HIRE or PART HORSE LEASE is a great option with feeling horse ownership without all the responsibilities and stress.

Age

We conduct lessons from 3yrs up with a good mix of kids and adults of any age.

Weight

Maximum 90kg for the welfare of our horses.

Environment

Coaching is generally based in fenced area such as a roundyard or sand arena from 40x20m

Clothing

Long pants and closed in shoes required at the stables at all time and boots a requirement after first lesson for any repeat visits.

Riding Lessons

Focus is on coaching how to connect with your horse and use proper hand and leg techniques to develop your riding and performance of your horse.  Very achievement focused on student progression ensuring constant learning at all times.

Lessons may include 5-10min for preparation and put away time. Part of the time can be requested to learn horse care handling/grooming/saddle/bridle. Important if wanting to own a horse one day. Competent regulars are encouraged to assist with pre and post ground work to establish better relationships with your horse.

We supply the horses or you can bring your own.?

  • Private lessons are ideal for beginners or shared up to 2 people is recommended for quality and speed of learning.     
  • Experienced? You can sit & rise trot, ride arena patterns, canter slow and fast and achieve transitions between all paces. Lesson focus options would be on advanced learning to be able to ride various horses and get them to perform with flexing, leg yielding, side pass, dressage test movements, western skills such as riding one handed, handling slow and fast work, turns on front and back legs and focus on various equine disciplines

Weather

Can be very different at the riding centre compared to suburban areas. We will call you to cancel/reschedule on the day if required otherwise your lesson is still going ahead.

Operating Hours

Most riding centres are closed Sundays but all location specific

Pricing

Group or horse intro classes are usually from $15-40pp/hr with full days in school holidays and for specialised groups.

Riding lesson development options vary between $40-$170 depending on whether you are riding on your own or sharing with others. Joining our Members Hub and paying in advance can provide up to 26% discount on lessons.

Payment

Cash, direct deposit, credit card, bartercard or paypal.

Being a Riding Centre Helper

We have some wonderful students that have earned their place at the stables and become part of our family and home away from home with the horses.
To become a helper you need to be minimum 11yrs and it really is more about your confidence, capability and size to handle the bigger horses
Skills that you need to be competent in are catching a horse, tieing up with a slip know, grooming, saddle up and put a bridle on. The ability to be firm with the horses and confidence to manage various behaviours
You will need to be friendly, polite and resepectful of others as well as being the face of our business working in a quiet environment in harmony with others. The helping is not just to come and play with horses but learning the responsibilities of horses and farm life.  There is a list of duties to be done from cleaning stables to cleaning the kitchen, sweeping, weeding and organising horses for lessons.

Please download the “must read for parents” article as it has a wonderful story from a past student, helper and worker that explains our horse family and business very well and really touches the heart. See the article below.

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