Learn about horses, their behavior, body language and basic beginner riding skills. Riders in this category are beginners, with little to no horse experience.
BEGINNER LEVELS B-B1
This Level is designed to give students a safe overview of basic mounted and unmounted skills. It introduces safety concepts for handling horses on the ground and in the saddle. Takes rider through grooming, tacking up, mounting and dismounting, riding at the walk and learning the posting trot.
This category is for those with some experience horseback riding, still not cantering. Students will be evaluated during their first riding lesson.
Students will learn basic safety practices for working around horses; simple identification of tack and grooming equipment; elementary equine anatomy; and basic needs of the horse. Additionally, they will work on their posting trot, learn diagonals, trot over poles and patterns and begin to change direction while trotting.
This is an Intermediate Level I through I1.
This level is designed to further develop students’ basic skills while preparing them to jump. Green Level introduces the canter and an awareness of leads; provides equitation and dressage exercises on the flat and the development of smooth turns and good approaches over ground pole courses; introduces jumping over an 18” crossrail; and emphasizes the
need to develop a strong, balanced position before jumping courses.