"Hello Horse!" at Stonecrest Farm offers Basic Horsemanship Lessons for the safety of the future equestrian. This is a hands-on introduction to horsemanship for children, ages 7 and up, and for adults of all ages. Students will learn to safely handle horses and ponies before their first riding lesson. They will receive individual instruction from a teacher with 50+ years of horse experience, working with friendly horses and ponies at a quiet, private stable in the country. Stonecrest Farm is located just east of Charlotte, close to Mint Hill, Matthews, Indian Trail, Midland and Locust. Initial ground lessons include:
Basic ground handling -
How to safely catch, halter, lead and tie -
How to groom -
How to bathe (weather permitting) -
How to saddle and bridle -
Horse anatomy -
Tack care -
Basic understanding of how a horse communicates.
Each lesson lasts for 45 minutes and can be scheduled for 1 - 3 times per week, considering the instructor's availability. The course can be completed in 3 - 10 lessons, depending upon the student's ability. Advanced lessons in equine first aid, stable management, etc. are also available. Cost per lesson: $25
Then, the "Hello Horse!" lesson program continues to basic riding instruction. Students will learn the fundamentals of a balanced, independent seat and quiet hands. Individual lessons are $40 per hour. Save by scheduling on a monthly basis at $150 per month for 4 lessons (one per week).
We now offer PONY PARTIES on the farm. Call or email for details.
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