Horsmanship & Riding Lessons
And, the first step is taken..
Every horse lover starts riding somewhere- let it be Clip Clop.
When it comes to learning about and loving horses, most horse-loving kids and their parents don’t know where to go or how to get started. So through our riding lessons and summer camps, we created a fun and meaningful horsemanship program that teaches kids how to ride, bond with and care for horses. Professionally.
It's simple and affordable to get started!
Follow these 3 quick steps to get your horse crazy kid riding thru horsemanship!
Ages 5 - 18
RIDER LEVELS EXPLAINED
As a parent of an athlete rider, we know it's important for you to understand as much as you can about your child's horse experience. This program is more than riding. Much more - it's horsemanship - and there is a difference.
Read the descriptions of the levels below and click on the one that best describes your rider. You will be taken to the page that gives the full description and all information for registering in that level.
LEARN TO RIDE thru Horsemanship 1
This class is for those newcomers, newbies and the just-started-loving-horses group.
Come join this class if you have not haltered, caught, groomed, mounted/dismounted, and tacked up your own horse (even if you have ridden before) as these skills are vital in building a solid foundation in horsemanship.
LEARN TO RIDE thru Horsemanship 2
This class is for horse lovers who have graduated through the LTR 1 skills of haltering, leading, catching, grooming, tacking up, mounting/dismounting, and riding without a LA (Learning Assistant) at the walk and trot, but still require the assistance of a LA/Coach for learning to canter.
LEARN TO RIDE thru Horsemanship 3
This level is for those riders who have successfully acquired and exhibit the skills of LTR 2, and in addition can catch and prepare their horse for the riding class without the assistance of an LA (Learning Assistant), and are confident at the walk, trot, and canter or are ready to canter unassisted.
1 & 2
This level is for riders who can prepare the horse for the Riding Lesson, ride all three paces, un-tack, groom, and care for their horse unassisted and are ready to learn about lateral movements, ground work, and are advancing towards transitioning from Clip Clop horses in to leasing or purchasing a horse in order to commit to and learn the intermediate skills of horsemanship.
2021 -22 Riding Lesson Schedule
Good horsemanship is good horsemanship.
Western and English Riding
At Clip Clop, our goal is to expose our riders to both Western and English styles of riding to inspirit them with an admiration for both.
Selecting which style of riding to ride, at this level, is easy - try both!
The basics of riding fundamentals is almost identical with a few differences such as the terminology, outfit and equipment, so we encourage riders to try both!
As riders progress through the levels, most will develop an affinity for one style more than the other. And, for some riders, they remain doing both for their entire lives.
All riders regardless of their style of riding in LTR Levels ride together and can swap in and out at their discretion.