Riding Lessons

Type of disciplines offered at Silver Spurs:

pics-ridingSaddleseat, Western, and Hunt Seat lessons available from beginner to advanced; on one of our horses or your own.

Private Lessons:

Prep time: 15 minutes before ride and 15 minutes after
Ride time: 30 minutes on horse
Ages: 7 years or older
Price: $30 per lesson, or a discounted rate for a package of (4) lessons= $115

What will I learn at my lessons?

Students will learn basic grooming care, tacking and un-tacking, basic and advanced riding skills as the riders skill progresses.

What should I wear to a riding lesson?

A helmet is required for anyone under 18.
We provide helmets here at Silver Spurs or you can purchase one of your own. We recommend Aegis helmets which have an adjustment in the back so that they fit any head and grow with the student.

Footwear

  • Ankle-high boots
  • Smooth sole
  • 1/2 inch heel

Do not wear a hiking-boot type sole as it may get caught in the stirrup. The low heel keeps the boot from sliding all the way through the stirrup. Boots may be lace-up, zipper, or elastic. A sneaker can slide all the way through the stirrup, and also does not offer adequate protection if a horse should step on the rider’s foot.

Pants
Riders must wear full length pants.  Jeans are suitable as long as they are not low rise or wide legged.

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