How many students are in the classes?
When are the classes held? (schedule page)
Will students be riding?
How many instructors will there be for each class?
Does my child need a helmet?
My child is 5 years old. Which class should we sign up for?
My child is 7 years old. Should we sign up for the class or for lessons?
Can I sign up my young child for lessons instead of the class?
We have three riding classes that cater specifically to our young riders. These classes follow the format of the other levels, but focus much more on appropriate behaviors and confidence around and on horseback. This prepares them for a lifetime of great experiences with horses.
Bridle Ranch Buckaroos is our class for students who are 3-5 years old. Buckaroos will get to experience various skills such as petting their horse, leading their horse, riding while being led, and building balance while on horseback. Students are gently guided to a level of confidence that will serve them well throughout their riding years. Skills are practiced and repeated often through games and activities that are geared toward young riders.
Bridle Ranch Wranglers is geared toward students who are 5-7 years old. These students will practice brushing their horse, leading their horse independently, riding with confidence and balance while being led, and holding the reins correctly while their horse is moving. The Wranglers class utilizes games and age-appropriate challenges to build strong riders who are able to graduate to Riders or Lessons.
Bridle Ranch Riders is our transition class for 7-9 year olds that don't have prior experience with horses or who are coming from our Wranglers class. This class is not mandatory for this age group, but it does provide a fun and easy environment for younger kids to interact with horses. Riders students will go through the same skills as Safety level students, but at a slower pace and in a group environment.
Smile and Ride!
(3-5 years old)
(5-7 years old)
(7-9 years old)