Earn Your Spurs

Level 1 – First Steps

What it is about

Horses are large animals. If you want to enjoy spending time with them you must first learn how they behave and why. You will have plenty of time to ask questions and repeat basic steps. We will get you started easily and safely so you get a good basis of knowledge to dare the next steps towards a happy relationship with and on a horse.

eys_level1This course will cover

  • Horse behaviour and why it is so important to know about it
  • Safety around horses
  • Catching, grooming and tacking
  • The rider’s seat and how it impacts your horse
  • Mounting, dismounting and control at walk
  • Riding up and downhill
  • Independent riding
Graduation

You are able to catch, lead, tie, groom and saddle a horse and control the horse at a walk (walk, turn, stop).

You will be given a checklist of skills that you should master before moving on to Level 2.

What to bring
  • appropriate attire for riding (long pants and sturdy, ankle high boots)
  • pen and paper to take notes
  • Water or your preferred non-alcoholic drink to stay hydrated during the day
What we will provide
  • one instructor per 4 students to ensure maximum personal feedback
  • a handout that summarizes the content of the day
  • helmets (no extra charge if you’d like to borrow one)
  • a cold lunch (please indicate any dietary restrictions!) and bottled water
  • discounted private 1 hour lesson (will be booked separately) for only $50 (regular $80)

 

 Level 1
 Duration of session:  9:30 am – 4:00 pm (incl. lunch break)
 Number of places:  min. 3 students, max. 8 students
 Minimum age:  8 (children under 14 need to be accompanied by an adult who is also enrolled in the course)
 Sessions 2017:  6 May, 20 May, 17 June, 8 July, 19 August, 23 September
Additional dates may be scheduled upon demand. Please inquire.
 Costs:  $195 per person (including lunch, handouts for each session and a  discounted 1 hour practice session for only $50)

Package Deal:
Buy 2 courses for CAD 350 
Buy 3 courses for CAD 500

Course dates don’t need to be chosen right away when purchasing the package. It’s usually better to see how you progress before committing to a schedule.


 

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Cancellation Policy for Earn Your Spurs Courses

The full amount is due upon booking the course. You may cancel the course up to 14 days prior to the chosen date. A cancellation fee of 10% will be kept and we will refund the rest. You may also apply the full course fee to another date in the future. New bookings will be subject to availability. If you cancel less than 14 days prior to the course date, the full amount is forfeit.