Horseback Riding Lessons For Advanced Adult Riders

Welcome to advanced horseback riding lessons! This is where the really cool stuff starts coming together! Just like golfer's like their "sweet spot" on the ball; now it's all about the "ride" and keeping our horses in the bridle on the slack. This is where it seems like the horse is reading your mind! We develop the ability to keep our horses calm, attentive, focused and relaxed (and we work on keeping our own minds in that head space too!; a great life skill to have!)

The Big Five

Here are the 5 most important things our Advanced horseback riding lessons teach you:

  1. How to develop an individual warm up for each ride
  2. Becoming a "thinking rider"; more tools in your "toolbox" to ensure a great ride every ride
  3. Understanding horse psychology and how to make it work for you every time
  4. Have control over every individual part of your horse's body inside and outside the riding arena
  5. Advanced lateral work and hip control

Here's What You'll Learn

In the Advanced Western horseback riding lessons riders are continuing to build on their skills and abilities. Students are being coached in developing an understanding and practice of lateral movements including turn on the haunches, turn on the forehand, two track , side pass as well as simple and flying lead changes. Advanced riders perform these movements in individual patterns and also are introduced to practising the lateral movements over and around trail obstacles. At this level riders are developing an understanding and practice of basic training methods and developing the skills of correction. Our advanced riders are thinking riders and as such are pro-active in any situation with their horse. More finesse is developed riding in one hand.

Lesson Recap

Here's the recap on Advanced Lessons:

  • We cannot accept students who weigh in excess of 190 pounds.
  • Each lesson is one hour long plus 30 minutes before lesson to prepare your horse-catch, tie, groom and tack, untack and brush or bath horse
  • Riders must be able to demonstrate skills outlined in previous levels including aids for all gaits, collection and self carriage, lateral movements and be able to ride in one hand correctly
  • For riders at this level, 2 lessons per week is suggested to maintain skill level
  • Some of our advanced lessons can take place outside the riding rings in open fielded areas which allows for a whole new dimension in your riding plus it's a thrill and its so much fun!

GroupSemi-PrivatePrivateBeginner Private
per Month
Cost incl HST $200 $285 $380 $245 $350 $470 $250 $360 $475 $285 $410 $545

Here's some additional information.

  • Lessons can be purchased in MONTHLY packages of 4, 6 or 8 lessons per month.
  • All prices include HST
  • Group lessons have 4 to 6 students
  • Semi-private lessons have 2 to 3 students

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