We currently do not have availability in this program. You may submit an application to be added to the waitlist, however we cannot give time estimates for openings at this time. Ages 6 and up.
Horsemanship Lessons (FOR THE PUBLIC)
$180/month = Private lesson, 1 lesson per week -beginners must start in a private until
they are ready to move up to group
$140/month = Group lesson of 2-3 students, 1 lesson per week (when available)
* For groups riders must be able to perform a sitting and posting trot
Saving Grace offers riding lessons to the public. On occasion these may be integrated with our therapeutic riding students, however if this occurs we will ensure everyone gets proper attention and skill progression. Our lessons focus on safety and all around horsemanship, from working with your horse on the ground, tacking up, taking care of the horse, to basic Balanced Seat riding skills. We provide a solid foundation that students can then use to progress to any discipline or style. Lessons are always taught by a trained Adult Instructor with several years of horsemanship experience, and provide a fun and educational experience for the true horse lover.
Lessons occur once a week and cost $180/month for private, or $140/month for group.
Please CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE APPLICATION ONLINE
Or CLICK HERE FOR A PRINTABLE APPLICATION
For more information on makeups, weather, payment, and other policies please refer to the last page of the application. Standard lesson times are limited as our priority is to serve clients with special needs.
Lessons are RESERVED on a monthly basis by appointment and are first come, first served. When choosing a lesson time, please ensure that this is a time you can commit to. We will hold makeups for inclement/bad weather.
*No Dogs Allowed on Premises for Rider Safety*
Commonly Asked Questions:
- How long are lessons? You have an hour with your instructor from start to finish of horsemanship.
- How often are lessons? Lessons occur weekly. Requests can be made for more often if there is availability. We do not offer biweekly or monthly options.
- How much are lessons? Lessons are $180/month for private and $140/month for group (group lessons require that riders are able to walk, sitting trot, and posting trot without any assistance.
- Are discounts available? For the experience and quality of service we offer, we are already pretty reasonably priced for the area. We never have more than a couple of riders in a lesson and our focus is on correct riding skills and foundational horsemanship. Your participation helps us with overhead expenses for our therapy and therapeutic services.
- When do you schedule the lessons? We schedule lessons Monday through Friday throughout the day, and Saturday mornings. After school hours and Saturday mornings typically have limited availability. Summer hours are morning or late afternoon/evening to avoid the heat. If we do not currently have availability in your preferred timeslot, we will put you on the waiting list and contact you as soon as something becomes available.
- Can we come one time and try it? Our insurance does not cover one time rides. You are welcome to try it for a month or sign up for a week of horse camp and try it that way.
- What if we are out of town or sick? With at least a week notice we will allow a credit or offer a makeup. Please see our policies in the application for specific timelines on notifications. If we know by the end of the month before the absence, we will prorate for the following month for things such as appointments and vacations.
- What happens if the weather is bad? If it is safe to do so, we will do ground lessons for riders when the weather isn't appropriate for riding. If the weather is too bad for groundwork, we will schedule a makeup or give a credit. We will contact you at least one hour prior to the lesson time for inclement weather. If you need additional notice please let us know.
- Do we need our own helmet? We have helmets here that you are welcome to use, especially at first to ensure the rider will be continuing. However, although we sanitize helmets, it is obviously more sanitary to have your own if you are able.
- What type of shoes should the rider wear? Riders should wear closed toed shoes that will stay on and not slip off. Ideally a boot with a low heel and no or very little tread (cowboy boot, winter dress boot, English riding boot), however the rider can wear tennis shoes as we do have safety stirrups to prevent issues.
- What type of clothing should the rider wear? Riders should wear pants to avoid saddle rubs, and clothing appropriate for the weather/temperature of the lesson. Jackets should be zipped up for safety. Gloves are nice to prevent blisters but should be semi-thin with some grip. We recommend riding gloves.