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Children's 6 to 9 yrs. Beginner Horsemanship Program
Register Now for our Fall & Winter Sessions.

6 to 8 yrs class We are now offering a super new program specially designed to meet the needs of younger children from 6 to 9 years of age. During these one hour group lessons, students are taught riding skills on the horses, as well as grooming, tacking up and ground work, including leading and basic horse handling. The children will also go out on trail rides through the forest trails located on the property. 

One of the special features of this program is that in addition to the Head Instructor, each child has an assistant who is with them during the entire lesson to ensure they get the maximum amount of help they require. Participants start riding on a lead line at the walk and trot. As they gain knowledge, confidence and control of the horse they are gradually let off the lead line and continue to build on their knowledge and skills, thus each child can progress at his/her own rate.

Students must supply their own riding helmet and boots. We can provide advice on obtaining these items.

To register contact Kathy by email or by phone at 250-577-0737.

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children's 6 to 8 yrs class
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