Join this level if you can catch, halter, lead, groom, mount and ride a horse with 'some' help. Riders will continue to develop those skills learned in Learn to Ride 1, and will be ready to learn to canter with the help of a Key Leader.
Levels 1, 2, 3
This level is sectioned into Levels 1, 2, 3 in order to organize, deliver, and learn the many skills in this level in smaller bites. The riders get to see their accomplishments and set goals for continued progress. Each section is recognized and rewarded!
Riders will be taught the Passport to Excellence Level 2 set of Horsemanship and Horse Husbandry Skills both off and on the horse.
In order to be enrolled in this program, riders must know how to ... with 'some' help:
• Catch, halter and lead a horse
• Groom, tack up/untack
• Ride at the walk and trot with little assistance of a LA.
*if your rider hasn't achieved ALL of these skills, see
Just a reminder that each session the success of riders is tracked and a report is sent home with the riders.
This is usually the time when ready riders 'level-up'.
However, in cases when riders are ready to advance sooner than the pre-scheduled Success Tracker reporting times the instructor will contact the parents and discuss options.
4-week months: $360.00/session
Horsemanship & Learn to Ride 2 Levels 1, 2, 3
Duration: The horsemanship session is 1 hr - 50 mins (almost 2 hours) and is a combination of the entire riding process of grooming/tacking up/un- tacking and the riding lesson.
Riders may or may not groom/tack up/untack the horse they are riding due to scheduling of horses and riders.
We do our level best to provide this opportunity to all riders but due to the logistics of certain classes and riders it is not always possible.
Learning Assistants: LA's assist the main Instructor, and attend each class to assure safety, confidence and provides an extra set of helping hands in tacking and grooming the horses.
This is the level riders are expected to 'wean' from LA's and become independent so that they can advance to LTR 3.
Clip Clop provides safe, sound and reliable, child-friendly horses for this level.
Attire (Riding Equipment)
Riders are required to purchase their own riding gear for safety, hygienic and comfort reasons.
See “Dress Code” in the Riding Lessons Information Package sent via email upon completion of registration for complete information on cost, vendors, and items.
The Dress Code also describes correct preparation of hair which is important because correctly prepared hair is the basis for a correctly fitting helmet.
Additionally, loose hair obscures vision and distracts the rider causing a safety concern.
"Horses fix everything."
Georgia, 8 LTR 2
Click here to go back to the "Select Your Rider's Level" page if this level doesn't feel quite right.
The 2022-2023 Learn to Ride 2 Schedule:
Tuesdays: 5:35 - 7:25 pm
Wednesdays: 6:25 - 8:15 pm
Thursdays: 3:55 - 5:45 pm (LTR1-2 Split)
4:45 - 6:35 pm (LTR1-2 Split)
5:35 - 7:25 pm
7:15 - 9:05 pm
Saturdays: 10:45 - 12:35 pm
3:45 - 5:35 pm
4:35- 6:25 pm
Sundays: 9:55 - 11:45 am (LTR2-3 Split)
1:15 - 3:05 pm (LTR1-2 Split)
A Solid Foundation is the KEY to a successful future, and it's Our Promise to YOU.
Our promise to you is to teach your rider a solid foundation of horsemanship; to love, ride and care for horses in a safe and professional stables.
Through horses your rider will learn about responsibility, empathy, personal power, resilience, fitness and specialized horsemanship skills as they experience our Learn to Ride and Growth Track programs.
Building the Foundation
basic horse skills learned off, and on, the horse that are necessary for a solid foundation.
basic personal skills learned through horsemanship that are vital to success in life.
Horsemanship skills learned through riding and handling horses and primarily learned through riding lessons.
Horsemanship skills learned during off-horse times and primarily learned through the tacking up and un-tacking of horses before and after riding lessons and during the Horse Play Series program.
Class Description and Levels
Clip Clop's riding lesson curriculum is based on The Passport to Excellence (PTE) in Horsemanship program which is a planned progression of horse handling, horse husbandry and riding skills, with an emphasis on SAFETY, EDUCATION and FUN. These skills combine to create a solid foundation for the young horse person.
Categorizing riders by age in the sport of riding can be tricky. Riding is an individual sport, the horses are individuals and the riders are individuals.
Each one of these individuals is characterized by their size, personality, exposure, training, and comfort level with risk. All of these - and many more- transcend age boundaries, making categorizing riders by age alone an insufficient means of assessment.
Our goal is that each rider feels confident, safe, and that they have a sense of support and belonging in our program while progressing through the levels at their own individual pace.
Learn to Ride 1 (LTR 1) Ages 5 & Up
Learn to Ride 2 (LTR 2) Ages 8 & Up
Learn to Ride 3 (LTR 3) Ages 10 & Up
Growth Track 1 (GT 1) Ages 12 & Up
Growth Track 2 (GT 2) Ages 14 & Up
The ages stated are generalized to give an idea of age vs. level and are by no means measures of comparison. There are too many factors in the sport of riding to be able to use age as a single identifier of skill or level.