INTRODUCTION TO RIDING
Introductory private lessons offer individualized attention to help the new rider to "get the basics" so that they are ready to join an appropriate group lesson. The first three introductory private lessons are billed at the group lesson rate.
Typically a group lesson consists of no more than four riders of comparable ability, lasts about 45 minutes.
Private lessons offer individualized attention to help riders work on achieving specific goals. Some riders prefer to ride exclusively in private lessons, but many use them as a complement to their involvement in group lessons.
WEF trainers work with clients to design a training program with the goal of horse and rider reaching their maximum potential together.
(Note: Long pants and well-fitting boots with flat soles and a heel are required. When mounted, all riders are required to wear ASTM-approved protective head gear at all times. West End Farm, LLC provides schooling helmets for new student to use.)
Riding begins with the horse. It is impossible to develop a bond with an animal if all you do is show up and hop on a horse someone else tacked up for you, and then toss your reins at a groom when you're done. At WEF, our students learn as much as they can about the way horses behave and learn, as well as how to properly care for the horse - not just how to ride.
Participated in the Hawley Bennett-Awad Clinic on Nov. 6-8. 2015. What a wonderful facility with such a bright future ahead! Everyone was so welcoming and went out of their way to be sure we had everything we needed. One of the top clinics I have ever attended! The wonderful doughnuts and BBQ just put things over the top. Definitely will try and come back for other events when possible. Highly recommend!!- Beth McDaniel
At West End Farm, we have a variety of trainers to suit any skill level, and take time to make sure each student is placed on the right horse and in the right group to help him or her succeed.Get in touch with us