Children's Programs

Deer Run Stable Western Pleasure Natural Horsemanship Riding Lessons

Learn the Natural Way and ride with fluidity, bareback and without a bit. Practice the Natural Way and Learn how to see through the eyes of a horse.

Classes

Beginner

Upon completion of Beginner level, students will be confident riding a horse at a walk and trot with good position and control.

Intermediate

Upon completion of intermediate level, student will be confident riding a horse at all 3 gates with good position and control.

Dates

Monday-Friday

  • 11:00 a.m.
  • 2:00 p.m.
  • 3:30 p.m.
  • 4:30 p.m.
  • 5:30 p.m.

Times may change to fit student's schedule

Pricing

Ages 6 and up

  • $30 - single one-hour lesson
  • $150 - six-week package (1 hour lesson per week)
  • $240 - twelve-week package (1 hour lesson per week)

Ages 4 to 5

  • $90 - six-week package (1 hour lesson per week)

NO REFUNDS AVAILABLE ON LESSON PACKAGES. IN-HOUSE REFUND FOR TRAIL RIDES, BIRTHDAY PARTIES, OR SUMMER CAMP

Beginning students will learn:

  • safety rules
  • mounting and dismounting
  • basic position
  • control of the horse at the walk and trot
  • sitting the trot or jog
  • posting, balance position
  • basic trail rules

Horse sense section:

  • approaching
  • haltering and leading
  • basic grooming
  • saddling and bridling
  • parts of the horse
  • tack

Intermediate students will learn:

  • improving balance of the rider with the horse
  • beginning the canter and lope
  • western patterns and obstacles
  • trail obstacles and conditions
  • trotting on the trail

Horse sense section:

  • horse behavior
  • colors and markings
  • terminology
  • horse breeds

Advanced 3 & 4 students will:

  • focus on refining the use of their aids and other technical aspects of natural horsemanship.