Horses have many things to teach us – so much of which is learned in the barn, as well as the arena. Horseback riding and caring for horses teaches responsibility, patience, discipline, empathy, compassion, and dedication.
Riding and Horsemanship
We teach English style horseback riding in a safe, structured, encouraging, and family-oriented atmosphere with a focus on the positive. Our students are taught how to effectively communicate with their horse. We do not just teach students how to go around the ring on a “push button” horse or pony where the horse or pony knows the routine and the rider is just a passenger. In riding, self-improvement is never-ending. The rider is ultimately responsible for their own learning. We offer a flexible learning system where riders can progress at their own pace to meet their own goals.
All beginner students are taught grooming techniques, the basics of tack, and how to tack up a horse. Riders are responsible for grooming and tacking their assigned horse or pony before their lesson and caring for them as required afterward. This is great training for students who have a goal of owning their own horse. At Hunter Green, we will match you with one of our lesson horses or ponies that are suited to your needs and riding ability. Once we determine the appropriate match, we will often schedule your lessons on the same horse or pony. This allows you to get to know your mount and to bond with them. The welfare of our school horses is of paramount importance. Riders must follow instructions and act appropriately – especially where the horse or pony’s safety and physical or mental well-being are involved. We foster relationships based on mutual respect amongst our riders and all involved at Hunter Green. Our barn is an enjoyable, inviting place where all can feel at ease and where our riders can learn to shine!
Our Lesson Programs
Who Can Take Riding Lessons ?
Lessons are available to children eight years of age and older, through to adults. All you need to start is a safety approved riding helmet, boots with a heel, riding gloves and a crop. Of course a positive attitude and big smile are also basic requirements!
3 Month Program
Hunter Green offers a 3 month group lesson program. Save money by signing up for your lessons in advance.
|Lessons per month*||Rate per month +HST|
Full payment in advance required. We no longer accept monthly post dated cheques.
For group lessons the actual lesson length is based on the number of students in the class on the day.
|Number of Students in Class||Approximate Lesson Length|
|2 to 3||45 minutes|
|4 to 5||1 hour|
* Lessons may be rescheduled in advance, pending availability. * Rescheduled lesson must be taken within the same program period. * Notice of lesson cancellation must be received by phone no later than 2 p.m. on the lesson day for weekday evening lessons and no later than 6 p.m. the prior evening for weekend lessons. Lessons will not be rescheduled if the required cancellation notice is not given. Conditions apply to all programs. Please contact us for details.