Mounted Riding lessons
A limited number of clients will be taken as riding students at the farm. Lessons include catching, tacking up, riding, and untacking. Not all sessions will be mounted. Clients are required to learn ground skills before entering into the regular lesson program. Lessons are 45 min to 1 hour.
Lesson horse rate: $65.00
Whole Hearted Equine facilitated Learning sessions.
Client's time at the farm will vary depending on the client and horses needs. Activities that may be included are observing horses,
catching horses, grooming, leading, lunging, ground work activities, nature walks with horses, cleaning tack, cleaning stalls. Sessions are
approximately 45min to 1 hour.
Rate for these sessions:
Whole Hearted equine is proud to offer riding lessons and Whole Hearted Equine sessions. I am an Equine Canada certified Instructor and am first aid certified. I am fully insured.
Whole Hearted Equine Sessions
I am proud to offer Whole Hearted Equine sessions. This program is designed with those that have no horse experience in mind. These session can also be helpful for the seasoned horse person to deepen their connection to their animal. Working with people of all ages to assist them in self-improvement, work on boundaries, and positive communication skills. Children and adults will learn to read social and emotional cues from horses. Working from the ground with horses this time at the farm can boost confidence, increase empathy, and increase horsemanship skills. I also focus on gaining knowledge about horse care, farm care, and proper, safe handling of horses. During our time together I am careful to not rush clients, I take time to pause and go the speed the client needs to go. Taking the time to become comfortable is important in gaining trust and confidence with yourself and with our equine friends. These sessions are primarily from the ground using traditional and natural horsemanship techniques. Riding sometimes can be added to this program although it is not the primary focus.
These session may include activities such as grooming, leading, nature walks, arena work and more
Riding lessons at the farm.
These lessons are provided on horses that live on the farm. The deepest pride is taken in the riding lessons that are offered. I believe that riding is a from the ground up experience. Clients will be required to learn basic safety and ground work with horses before they are able to become a regular rider with us. Students will enjoy having fun in lessons, trying a variety of things from bareback riding to small cross poles and mini dressage test and so much more. The focus of our farm is learning to trust our horses, read their non-verbal cues, be assertive (not aggressive), be kind and to be safe. This lesson program is not competitive based but students of mine have enjoyed going to shows from time to time. Enjoying our horses without pressure is the main goal. All students will start off in private lessons. Once appropriate there may be option for a semi private lessons.
Please note that I do not offer therapeutic riding. Students must be capable of mounting, dismounting and perform basic riding skills independently, for example be able to follow directions, posses enough coordination to ride and steer independently once taught.