Learn to Ride 1 and 2
Experience Level: None or very little. We love new riders!
Age: 5 to 18
Saturday: 9 am - 12 noon
Frequency: 1 x per week
(can register for two days/wk -discount applied.)
Clip Clop Riding Lessons with Horse Play are filled with riding fun and interesting horse-related activities.
Clip Clop Learn to Ride 1 Riders are introduced to all things horses through crafts, interactive games and of course, riding lessons!
Our excellent Riding Instructors teach riders about safety and confidence around horses, while riding and handling, and in the stables; bonding with horse, the parts of the horse, grooming, tacking and basic horsemanship in both English and Western styles of riding.
The 3-Hour Session is divided into two parts:
Riding – Our goal is that riders learn learn how to lead, brush and tack up horses, and we teach this on Buddy Horses (practice model horses) prior to moving onto live horses in order to ensure safety, confidence, and knowledge. The riders rave about this feature and report that they are super glad they learned the many skills of grooming, tacking, mounting/dismounting, and haltering before they fu(n)mbled through it on live horses.
Depending on the confidence, experience level, and desire to ride of the individual rider, riders are supported in making their own decision to: ride their own horse, share a horse (many kids love this), lead a horse or watch others before riding on their own. We have a 100% success rate of riders riding, at their level, confidently!
Riding – Riders will prepare horses to ride, then ride, and un-tack. The entire process takes 2 hours. Riders will learn how to lead, groom, and tack up horses for the riding lesson.
Horse Play – Riders learn horsemanship skills through theory and hands-on; fun anatomy facts, nutrition, feeding, caring for horses, by engaging in fun activities and games.
In addition to the Camp Leader, Learning Assistants are present to help all Clip Cloppers.
At Clip Clop, we place an equal value on horseback riding skills and horse husbandry skills. Our riders learn about ALL of the skills of building a solid foundation of horsemanship. Please be excited and expect for your child to learn the skills to become a well-rounded horse person, both off and on the horse! Children LOVE to learn about horses!
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