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Horseback Riding Lessons

Why Ride?

The term "riding" has many implications. It may range from purely pleasure to extensive study for the purpose of competition. The reasons you may have interest in this activity, we realize could be many:

  • for the team spirit or the desire to compete
  • for the exercise and the outdoor activity
  • for the love of the animal
  • to build self esteem and self confidence... or
  • Just for the fun of it!

Whatever the reason, by far the greatest pleasure and satisfaction can be achieved, if it is learned under the instruction of a cerified coach and recognized facility rather than picked up casually, good habits and sound basics are formed in the early stages. When under proper instruction, stands the rider in good safe stead, later in his or her riding goals.

What We Teach

We teach all levels...  and specialize in teaching first time riders, beginners and improvers.

  • The basics of horse care, proper handling and grooming.
  • The understanding of horses equipment and tacking up.
  • The fundamentals of riding, correct mounting and dismounting techniques, proper position and accurate aids for the utmost control.
  • The essential patterns and exercises for both horse and rider.
  • The principles of jumping, progressing from basic position over a single jump to mastering the art of riding a course.
  • The skills needed to prepare and succeed at showing.
  • Safety & Self confidence

We pride ourselves, here at Greyden, to say all our instructors have gone through years of courses through the recognized equine educational institutes and all our instructors have the certifications to teach you to ride.

We follow the Equine Canada Rider Level instruction guidelines and the C.H.A. (Association for Horsemanship Safety and Education) prerequisites.

See our "class times" for lesson types available, and information on our value added programs.