All lessons are an hour in length with one-on-one instruction. During the session, students learn safe handling, grooming and saddling techniques along with riding instruction tailored to the experience and goals. Every student learns safety through awareness and control. Instruction include the “why” aspect of each lesson to help riders understand and develop communication with their mount. Laughter is a familiar sound in the barn and smiles are abundant.
The use of a Rafter L lesson horse is required for the first 4 lessons after which, riders can choose to haul-in their own horse or continue a lesson horse. Our lesson horses are all accomplished show horses that can no longer maintain the face pace and competitive edge required at the top levels. The horses still compete in entry level show program helping to build confident riders