At PLEM we offer private and group riding lessons in various disciplines including english, western and showmanship. We also strongly believe in teaching our riders good horsemanship. This includes teaching proper horse handling, grooming, tacking, barn maintenance, equine anatomy and vocabulary, as well as equine vet and health care. Teaching proper horsemanship not only prepares our students for horse ownership, but also teaches the life lessons of hard work, responsibility and the importance of caring for animals. We train riders and horses to work together so they have fun and are safe. Fun and Safety are our goals.
We strongly believe in teaching our students how to safely, effectively, and clearly communicate with their horses in the saddle and on the ground, and to take responsibility for the horses they ride, treating them with kindness, consideration, and respect.
Lessons include instruction on grooming, tacking-up, horse care and management. We also have a under cover arena so weather does not "normally" affect the lesson schedule, and it helps from the hot summer heat to keep us cool and on rainy days.
In the saddle, students focus on developing balance and using their weight ("seat") to communicate with the horse. Students use the escalation of aids to obtain the softest response from their horse with the least amount of pressure. Our goal is for all students to gain a solid foundation of skills that will transfer to any kind of riding they wish to pursue. Lesson Packages and Gift Certificates Available. * For those interested we offer birthday parties including farm animal petting zoo on premise includes free lesson for each child. Fees run $150-$400 depending on party package.