Training Outstanding Horses for Barrel Racing
Thank you for your interest in our horsemanship and riding programs. We are currently accepting new student enrollment. We will happily mount you on one of our show quality horses or ponies. You do not need your own horse.
ADULT RIDING EDUCATION PROGRAM: Adult private and group riding lessons are offered during the academic year weekdays prior to 3pm for a discounted rate. In the summer months, lessons are offered during the week and weekends by appointment. We offer a curriculum rich in equine care, riding, and showmanship. The lesson fee includes professional instruction, supervision of grooming, assistance in tacking up, maintenance supplies, use of horse or pony, and the equipment needed for that horse/pony. You do not need prior experience with horses. Adult groups are forming now! Please call Doreen on (845) 224-6423
CHILDREN'S RIDING PROGRAM: Our Child's program is designed with safety in mind first. In a relaxed and fun environment children gain confidence, display leadership qualities and learn responsibility through sound horsemanship. Professional instructors encourage youngsters to take a hands-on approach to learning about horses and riding. No prior experience is needed. All riders start in a private lesson. As they progress riders are encouraged to join in on our semi-private and group lessons. Please call Christine for an appointment (845) 416-7114
HACKING FEE: For those who ride with us on a weekly basis optional riding time may be offered allowing extra time to practice their skills. Please speak to your instructor about availability.
Our instructors prepare their lesson plans and enjoy putting the fun and games into your lessons that will keep you coming back for more. In the beginning, students have to do a lot of repetition until they have their balance on the horse and a secure seat. Games teach riding skills and horse knowledge while breaking the monotony. Simon Says can be played while even the youngest of riders is having fun learning. As riders progress forward and join in semi-private and group lessons Musical Stalls and Musical Cones are great games for practicing control and learning precision.
LESSONS MUST BE CANCELLED 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE OR YOU WILL BE BILLED. WE WILL NEED TO ADJUST THE HORSE OR PONY'S EXERCISE SCHEDULE.
Barrel Horse World