*Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are limiting group lessons to no more than 2 students. Anyone present over the age of 6 must wear a mask when a social distance of more than 6 feet cannot be maintained outside, or when in an enclosed building. All equipment (helmets, tack, etc.) is being sanitized in between used and we are cleaning all high touch surfaces regularly.*
**All Group and Private Hour-Long Lessons are currently FULL**
Individuals who are interested in pursuing riding and would like to advance their skills, or those who are simply looking to connect with a horse are encouraged to join one of our lesson programs. Our instructors offer both private and group lessons for beginners through intermediate riders.
Silver Buckle Ranch is proud to teach “Center Riding”, a versatile method that allows students to move to whichever discipline they choose to specialize in. We are teach the same standard skills regardless of tack choice and focus on proper body positions to allow better communication between horse and rider.
|Group Lessons||Private Lessons|
|Up to 4 student per lesson.||One-on-one instruction.|
|Students are grouped by age and ability level.||Only available with select instructors.|
|Recommended for beginners through intermediate riders, once they can ride independently.||Required for brand new riders until they learn proper horse control, and advanced riders seeking a more personalized experience.|
Lessons are 1 hour in length and include:
* grooming and horse preparation in the stall
* about 30-45 minutes of riding instruction
* unsaddling and returning equipment to the tack room
At Silver Buckle Ranch, we believe that all riders can benefits from learning basic horse care, individual responsibility, and communication skills as well as riding skills. Lessons are available in English and Western tack.
All riding students are required to wear a riding helmet (which we can provide) and close-toed shoes with sturdy soles (riding shoes or boots are preferred).
We are excited to announce that we are now offering small group lessons for beginners ages 4-8. These 30 minute lessons will be focusing on learning the basics of riding through games on horseback, and all riders will be supported by their instructor and will be paired with their own trained volunteer to help.