Frequently Ask Questions about Our Horses

 

Question
·  HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO LEASE A HORSE?
·  FEED THE HORSE I LEASE OR TAKE CARE OF IT’S OTHER NEEDS?
·  AM I RESPONSIBLE FOR SADDLING AND UNSADDLING MY OWN HORSE?
·  DO I NEED MY OWN SADDLE AND TACK?
·  DO WE HAVE TO WEAR A HELMET?
·  HOW MUCH ARE THE LESSONS?
·  WHAT KIND OF LESSONS DO YOU TEACH: ENGLISH OR WESTERN?
·  DO YOU GIVE GROUP LESSONS?
·  FOOD SERVICES?
·  HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO START LESSONS?
·  HOW MANY LESSONS WILL I NEED TO BE ABLE TO RIDE?
·  WHAT ARE THE HELMET REQUIREMENTS?
·  DO YOU TAKE CREDIT CARDS OR CHECKS?

Answer
·  HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO LEASE A HORSE?

THE COST IS $150.00 PER MONTH FOR THREE RIDES A WEEK. YOU CAN CHOOSE
JUST ONE HORSE OR HAVE THE OPTION TO TRY A COUPLE OF HORSES. YOU STILL NEED A RESERVATION EACH TIME YOU COME OUT.




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·  FEED THE HORSE I LEASE OR TAKE CARE OF IT’S OTHER NEEDS?

NO YOU HAVE NO OBLIGATIONS OTHER THAN THE LEASE FEE. WE TAKE CARE OF
EVERYTHING ELSE CONCERNING THE HORSE (VET, SHOTS, SHOES, & FEED ARE NO WORRIES TO YOU).




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·  AM I RESPONSIBLE FOR SADDLING AND UNSADDLING MY OWN HORSE?

YES, AT THIS POINT YOU WILL BE LEARNING TO MANAGE YOUR HORSE AND TACK. WE WILL HELP YOU IF YOU NEED IT, BUT THE GOAL IS FOR YOU TO WORK TOWARDS OWNING YOUR OWN HORSE AND THAT IS PART OF IT.



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DO I NEED MY OWN SADDLE AND TACK?

NO, WE PROVIDE TACK SADDLE AND HELMET BUT IF YOU HAVE YOUR OWN YOU ARE
WELCOME TO USE IT LONG AS IT IS SAFE FOR YOU AND THE HORSE. WE HAVE 5 TACK ROOMS AVAILABLE ON THE RANCH.





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·  DO WE HAVE TO WEAR A HELMET?

YES ANYTIME PEOPLE ARE RIDING MY HORSES YOU NEED TO WEAR A HELMET. WE
RECOMMEND IF YOU ARE GOING TO BE RIDING REGULARLY THAT YOU GET A HELMET.





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·  HOW MUCH ARE THE LESSONS?

$40.00 PER PERSON FOR ONE HOUR AND $25.00 FOR HALF AN HOUR. I GIVE LESSONS IN A ROUND PEN, IN OUR ARENA, OR ON TRAIL. OUR ARENA IS LIGHTED SO WE KEEP GOING EVEN AFTER DARK.




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·  WHAT KIND OF LESSONS DO YOU TEACH: ENGLISH OR WESTERN?

I TEACH A COMBINATION OF BOTH ENGLISH AND WESTERN. WE USE WESTERN SADDLES, HEADSTALLS AND STYLES. AND I TEACH DIRECT REINING (ENGLISH) AND POSTING AT THE TROT AGAIN ENGLISH. THIS IS WHAT YOU LEARN IN THE BEGINNING AND MUCH MORE.

 

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· DO YOU GIVE GROUP LESSONS?

NO I ONLY DO ONE PERSON OR SOMETIMES TWO PEOPLE AT THE SAME TIME.


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·  HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO START LESSONS?

I DON’T LIKE TO LIMIT PEOPLE SINCE I HAVE HAD SOME PEOPLE AT AGE 4 AND SOME PEOPLE AT AGE 68. IT ALL DEPENDS ON THE PERSON (THEIR CONCENTRATION, AND PHYSICAL ABILITY).

 

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·  HOW MANY LESSONS WILL I NEED TO BE ABLE TO RIDE?

EVERYONE WILL LEARN AT THEIR OWN PACE. SOME ARE PEOPLE ARE NATURALS AND SOME OTHERS JUST HAVE THE DESIRE AND ITS TAKE TIME FOR THE SKILLS TO COME.



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·  WHAT ARE THE HELMET REQUIREMENTS?

NO HELMET NO RIDE! HELMETS ARE MANDATORY AND WE DO PROVIDE HELMETS.

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·  DO YOU TAKE CREDIT CARDS OR CHECKS?

WE ACCEPT CASH, CHECKS, and CREDIT CARDS.