All Around Horses For Adult Beginners

$185.00

Choose from Wednesday evening classes at 6 or 7 pm. Each course runs from February 8 – March 1. For ages 16+ years.

The main objective is for the participants to feel comfortable and safe around horses, maybe even on the horses. Main Objective is to fall in love with horses!

Participants to learn:

·       about horses generally, “read” their cues, like ears, nose, body language etc., brushing, hoof picking, learning about the breeds at the farm, their characteristics, temperament etc., safety around horses

·       participants leading a horse with a lead rope

·       equipment, saddle, bridle, how to get a horse ready to be ridden

·       horseback riding basics on lead rope

Participants to bring/wear:

Dress for the actual weather condition, good sturdy footwear with heel no more than 1.5 inches tall, bike helmet if no equestrian helmet available, carrots/apples for the horses

 

Instructor: Jessica Muschalla has loved horses ever since she remembers, started horseback riding at a young age and rode Shetland ponies bareback in her neighbourhood. Moved up a couple of horse sizes and had many years English riding lessons abroad. Took a break when she moved to Canada and her kids arrived on the scene but has since started to actively horseback ride at Aurora Farm for some years now and has been coached by the “house” coach, Zona May. 

 

Cold Weather Policy
For the safety of both horses and riders, all lessons will be canceled at -25, or -35 with the windchill. In the event of cancellation due to weather a prorated refund will be issued ($46/lesson). The decision to cancel a lesson due to the weather will be communicated at least two hours before the lesson start time. The barn and arena area is sheltered but not heated, so please dress accordingly. 
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