It is our goal at Shady Creek Farm to teach good horsemanship, horse safety , responsible horse ownership.  

 A righteous man cares for the needs of his animals
(Pro.12:10) 


Riding Lessons are $25.00  

Each lesson last an hour and 15 minutes.

Riding Lesson Objectives

 

      1.  Relaxed seat

A. Balance

B. Security

C. Confidence

(Improved with exercise)

 

2. Starting, Stopping, and Turning

A. Emergency Stop

B. Emergency Dismount

C. Cones

D. Games that reinforce bending

 

3. Jogging and Trotting

A. Posting

B. Diagonals

C. Games

D. Consistency

E. Leg Bending

 

4. Bareback
A.Walking

B. Jogging

C. Posting

 

5. Patterns and Figures

A. Barrels

B. Pole Bending

C. Figure Eights

D. Serpentines

E. Obstacle Courses

F. Texas Barrels

 

6. Beginning Huntseat

A. Two-Point

B. Crest Release

C. Cross Rails

D. 2’ Jumps

 

7. Trail Riding

A. Safety

B. Creeks and Water

C. Hills

 

 

8. Cantering and Loping

A. Correct Leads

B. Foot Falls

C. Aids

 

9. Showmanship

A. Leading

B. Quadrants

C. Turns

 

10. Horse Safety

A. Grooming

B. Leg Wrapping

C. Feeding

D. Hoof Care

E. Horse Parts

 

11. Tack Care and Use

A. Saddling

B. Bridling

C. Other

 

*(Students participating weekly should accomplish these objectives within a two-year period , depending on the individual rider)