Frequently Asked QuestionsRiding LessonsQ) How do I schedule a lesson?
A) Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 507/634-4474Q) What is your cancellation policy for lessons?
A) All lessons need to be cancelled by noon the day of the lessons by phone or email or you will be charged the full price, if cancelled before noon a makeup time will be set up within 2 weeks of the missed lesson. Only 1 make up per month. If a make-up is set and you cancel that lesson no other make-up is set up, the lesson is lost.Q) How do I pay for my lesson?
A) Payment is due at the end of the month for the next month’s lessons, so if riding in May payment is due by the last day of April. Or there is a late fee added.Q) Do I need a riding helmet before I come to my riding lesson?
A) No TCS have some that you can use, once a rider becomes a weekly student they must have their own. The Saddlery on the farm has them in stock to buy.
Q) Do I need to have riding boots or special clothing before my riding lesson?
A) No, riders can wear long pants and hard sole shoes when starting for the first month. If you sign on as a weekly student paddock boots and breeches are recommended for English riding, Western riders my wear long jeans and will need a pair of boots. For summer riding NO tank tops are an allowed, must wear tight-fitting t-shirt or polo shirt. This makes it so Vicki can see the poster of the rider. The Saddlery on the farm has everything a rider will need to buy.
Q) Is there anything else I need to wear for my riding lessons?
A) Please come in jeans, leggings or riding pants. Shorts are NOT
allowed. Please come dressed to accommodate the weather.Q) What happens if my instructor needs to cancel a lesson?
A) If Vicki cancels a lesson that lesson will be made up.Q) What’s an Evaluation Lesson?
A) It is an initial first lesson. If a student has not ridden before it is a half hour lesson private or with another new student to educate the student – step by step – on the grooming and tacking up process.
Then the student is evaluated riding the horse, this a half hour class, cost is $20.00.
Q) My parents watch the lessons?
we encourage the parents to even learn how to groom and tack up the horses, you are welcome to watch the lessons from the side lines, viewing room or sitting in the sun outside if the weather is wonderful. Small children are required to be quiet while the lesson is going on, we have a swing set area where the can play away from the riding arena.