No we do not.
Upon arrival, the Participant is greeted by Volunteers. Once in the arena, lessons begin with grooming and bonding with horses. Our Participants then get on the horse with assistance for the remainder of the lesson. On occasion, instead of riding, we do a ground lesson that will focus on horsemanship skills. Group lessons are 45 minutes long.
We encourage Riders to bring their own helmets so that the fit is perfect for them. If you forget your helmet, we do have helmets you can wear so you don't miss your lesson.
We ask that if a horse is tied up near the arena that you please not pet it. They are more than likely taking a break in between lessons, so we want to ensure they are getting that break and moment to themselves before welcoming the next Participant.
Before feeding our horses any snacks, please ask a Staff member. We take great care in what our horses eat and want to make sure they only get what our equine manager has ok’d.
YES! Take all the pictures you would like of your loved one, however please ask before taking pictures of other Participants in your loved ones lesson. Not everyone wants their picture taken.
Absolutely! We just ask that anyone visiting abides by the guidelines you received prior to starting lessons.
All Participants are encouraged to purchase their own helmet. Cost of helmets range from $40-$80 and can be purchased on Amazon.
Although we encourage all families to enjoy a bit of respite during their loved one’s lesson, you are more than welcome to volunteer in any of our programs after receiving the required training.