Horseback Riding Lessons For Intermediate Adult Riders

Welcome to our horseback riding lessons for intermediate level adults! This is where we start learning about “feel” and “timing”. This is where riders really start to develop that horse/rider connection. This is where is starts to feel like your partnered with the horse instead of being a sometimes ineffective back seat driver!

The Big Five

Here are the 5 most important things the Harmony Ranch Intermediate Adult Horseback Riding Lessons will teach you:

  1. Learning the Rein of Opposition
  2. Introduction to lateral movements; Learning the Leg Yield
  3. Introduction to riding in one hand
  4. Difference between reacting and responding
  5. Rider fitness, strength and stamina

Our intermediate riders are learning about feel and timing with their horses. Collection and self carriage are introduced along with understanding how to rate and regulate your horse's speed at the different gaits. Also the relationship between horse and rider is developed more as we move into more individual pattern work and riding patterns in groups.

Here's What You'll Learn

What will I learn in Intermediate lessons that will prepare me to move to the next level of instruction?

  1. The all important connection between what you're thinking and how your horse is responding
  2. An understanding of the magic of the “Half-Halt”
  3. A correct and balanced position at all the gaits that is automatic and second nature
  4. Increased control and finesse in rail work and in individual pattern work
  5. Recognizing leads at the lope and basic correction methods

Lesson Recap

Here's the recap on Intermediate Lessons:

  • We cannot accept students who weigh in excess of 190 pounds.
  • Each lesson is one hour long plus 30 minutes before each lesson to prepare your horse - catch, tie, groom and tack, untack and brush or bath horse
  • Riders must be able to demonstrate novice riding level skills of: establishing control and maintaining a CORRECT position at the walk, jog and posting trot.
  • Riders must be able to lope with a safe position
  • Understand and correctly apply the different rein effects
  • All skills outlined in previous beginner and novice levels
  • Intermediate lessons are available in private, semi private and group format

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

Download and fill out our Rates, Policies, Waiver and Registration Form.

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