Activities will resume under guidance from the Commonwealth of Virginia and Spotsylvania County officials. Please note that classes, programs, facility rentals, special events, and sports may be delayed, postponed, or cancelled if at any time new guidance is issued at the state or local levels regarding the COVID-19 virus. Attendants will not be able to participate if they are experiencing any of the following: cough, shortness of breath, fever or chills, sore throat, muscle aches, headache, or new loss of smell or taste.
This entry level class is a no pressure, individually paced exposure to the wonderful partnership between horse and rider. We take the approach of the need to understand the horse's mind, the process of training and how to use the mutual language of riding aids to communicate commands on horseback. We will take you through how to safely remove your horse from their paddock, halter, groom, tack, adjust all equipment, properly mount and start the process of developing correct riding position. This is an exciting, challenging sport as it requires a level of trust and willingness on both participants ; rider and horse. Rainy days will offer opportunities in the barn to learn more extensive skills such as mane pulling, braiding, tack cleaning and watching equine training videos. As you pass through the initial beginner's stage, more skilled exercises will be added.