Lesson Times & Availability
September – May
Monday – Friday: 3:00PM – 6:00PM
Saturday: 8:00am – 12:00PM
June, July, & August:
Monday – Saturday: 6:00AM – 7:00AM or 5:30PM – 7:30PM
*see lessons explanation* and levels
Spring Break Lessons – March and April:
Monday – Friday: Mornings
Please call for price and times
*great option for Grandparents to bring their visiting grand kids out for a fun day together at the barn
At Sarabande we have a unique hands on approach to horsemanship. The students learn everything from the ground up with horses; how to lead, groom and tack up the horse. Our riding lessons are about an hour long and focus on competence and confidence with horses. All our instructors are trained in Center Riding and focus on the core balance which is why we start all our students out in the English discipline. I think of it like learning stick shift first before automatic.
Each student starts at a level that they are comfortable with depending on their previous riding ability and if they are nervous around horses. We have trained staff that assists the students at all times and help them build their confidence. We have created levels of horsemanship so the student can set goals.
We have many different options for lessons at Sarabande:
The most common one is the weekly lesson Monday through Friday any time after school. We start lessons at 2:30 to 6:30. What ever hour works best with your schedule. These are mostly group lessons with no more then 4 students in a group. It includes 15 min of grooming and tacking up your horse at least 30 to 45 mins of riding instructions and 15 mins of grooming and putting up the horse. These lessons are about an hour long however plan an an hour and a half. Cost is $40.00 per lesson or a package deal is 4 group lessons for $150.00.
We have private lesson available during these same times at $60.00 a lesson or a package of 4 private lessons for $230.00.
Understanding that we are goal oriented we have created a system of goals that we call levels. Each student begins our program at what ever level is appropriate for them. They make goals with their instructor to achieve the next appropriate level. In May we have an awards presentation for these goal achievements for each student. We want to stress that there is no pressure and no “testing” sometimes it accidentally gets called a test. It is just a way for the Students to measure their own success and have a goal for next year. There is no grading just showing that they are able to preform certain horsemanship skills. It helps the instructors and the students to continue their equine education…