Riding lessons for children and adults include grooming, tacking up, basic riding and horsemanship. Learn how to become a valuable member of the herd.
• Children's 40 minute lessons are $30.00
• Adult 60 minute beginner lessons are $40.00
• Lessons include about 10 minutes of grooming and tacking up This is important hands-on personal time with your horse. Riding is a partnership.
♦ Please give your instructor 24-hour notice if you need to skip your lesson.
♦ Helmets are required for all students, as are signed releases.
BOOK A LESSON:
Children's Lessons: Call Kathy at 812-327-3006
Adult Lessons: Call Mary Ann at 816-309-8687
♥ BENEFITS of RIDING LESSONS for CHILDREN
Besides time in the saddle, children benefit from handling the horse on the ground and learning basic horsemanship. Because of his size, the horse cannot be bullied into doing what the handler wants and effective handling requires tact and patience.
Developing balance, coordination, forethought, empathy, and emotional control are essential for growth as a rider. These skills are also important for growth as a human being and have wide application outside the world of horses. Your child will think it’s just all great fun, and it is, but will be learning valuable like skills.
♥ BENEFITS of RIDING LESSONS for ADULTS
Riding a horse not only develops balance and coordination, but provides a workout for leg, core, shoulder and back muscles. Riding a horse at a walk stimulates internal organs just as walking on foot does, aiding in liver function and digestion. Horseback riding burns approximately 5 calories per minute, burning 150 calories for every half hour in the saddle.
When first learning to ride, steady balance on the horse and steering can be a challenge. When that is mastered, more and more opportunities for learning magically appear. Your mind and body connection with the horse is an opportunity for lifelong learning, which research has shown to help prevent the cognitive loss that can come with aging. All the time you are exercising your body and your mind, you will feel great about what you are accomplishing!