Relationship-Based Horsemanship Lessons: English, Western, Liberty, In-Hand, Long Lining, Free Riding or Beginner Driving
Held at Punkin Patch Farm
While riding is part of the program, there is a lot to learn on the ground first before getting on the horses. It usually takes clients at least three lessons before they understand the basics of natural horsemanship and how to communicate with our horses. These are not riding lessons exclusively, but lessons on developing a relationship with horses, learning how to communicate and move together and safely, groundwork and riding – please read the section on our Natural Artistic Horsemanship Program.
- Students must be members of Cheval Quebec, OEF, or Les Forestiers or have proof of liability insurance coverage
- Clients must dress properly for the farm, weather conditions and riding and wear approved helmets at all times while on horses or carriages.
- Students brush, tack and clean up after themselves and the horses they are working with. Brushes cleaned and tack and tools returned. For beginners, learning grooming is part of the lesson. During this time we discuss theory. (More advanced students may arrive to groom and tack their horse prior to lesson)
- 24 hours notice required for cancellations or rescheduling. Full payment is expected for cancellations with fewer than 24 hrs notice. (Exceptions made for cancellations due to bad weather)
- Clients may use refrigerator, hot/cold water. Students provide their own snacks and are expected to clean up after themselves in the kitchen.
- Clients provide their own fly/sun protection.
The pandemic changed the way we do lessons at the farm. Currently lessons at the farm will be provided only for those who lease our horses. If you own your own horse, Kathy can travel to your barn for lessons with your own horse. You can connect with Kathy to see if any of our horses are available for lease.