For riders age eight and older who don’t have their own horse, I provide lessons at Loveland Arena in southwest Loveland.
|These sessions include a combination of ground work and riding to ensure a well-rounded foundation in working with and caring for horses. Sessions are available indoors or outdoors depending on weather.
My lessons are available to riders weighing less than 200 lbs., in English or western disciplines. Beginners start with foundational skills to keep them safe as they grow in their ability to ride. They can progress through walk, jog, trot, and lope or canter.
After mastering their basic skills, intermediate riders can move up and choose more specific goals, such as trail riding, ranch sorting, or jumping. Some riders elect to lease or buy a horse for themselves, which I can help find, and we can continue working together wherever the new horse lives.
To keep these lessons safer, all riders must wear long pants, well-fitting, close-toed shoes or boots with a low heel, and a helmet. For kids, I have a child’s size helmet available for the first lesson, and can recommend where to buy a quality starter helmet for a good price for any rider who decides to continue with lessons.
I may make exceptions to the minimum age or the maximum weight if the rider already has some riding experience.