First Farm Inn - A Unique Cincinnati Bed and Breakfast
Weekly Hour & Half-Hour Lessons Available
Introduction to Horses for the Young or Fearful

      Half-hour lessons for $40. Great for five-to-ten year-olds who need repetition or might be a bit fearful. Ease into learning about horses.
  1. Begin with introducing yourself to the horse and grooming, learning parts and getting acquainted with the fearful prey animal.
  2. Groom, learn about tack and how to put it on. Mount and dismount.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of horse parts, grooming and tack up. Mount and ride at a walk in the riding arena.
  4. Groom, tack, mount, and ride. Learn how to use your reins, turning and following patterns in the riding arena.
  5. Groom, tack, mount, and ride, reining appropriately and moving with the horse.
These students can move up to hour-long lessons or the combination two-hour lesson and ride.


 Hour Beginner or Refresher Lessons

      One-hour lessons for $45 focused on the individual with enough fitness and attention span to focus solidly and respond to direction well. (Some 7 or 8 year olds may fit this description.)
      Looking for the classic weekly riding lesson, but don't want to be stuck on the ground for weeks, then walking endless circles in a dusty ring? Playing with horses should always be fun, tho expect some muscles to complain a bit at the new angles you're stretching them!
      You'll get on the horses the first session, while learning all the important basics of safety and awareness necessary around horses.
  1. Begin with introducing yourself to the horse and grooming, learning parts and getting acquainted with the fearful prey animal. Learn about tack and how to put it on. Mount and dismount.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of horse parts, grooming, pick hooves and tack up. Practice leading and tying a quick-release knot. Mount and ride at a walk in the riding arena.
  3. Get your horse groomed, position your saddle appropriately, tighten the cinch, put the bridle on, mount, and ride. Learn how to use your reins, turning and following patterns in the riding arena.
  4. Build leadership with your horse. Groom, tack, mount, and ride, reining appropriately and moving with the horse up and down hills as well as in the arena.
  5. Gain more balance on your horse. Get more comfortable and assertive moving with the horse at a trot. Groom, tack, mount, and ride.
  6. Refine your communication with more subtle cues as your balance and coordination with the horse improves.
  7. Groom and tack up yourself. Build on your skills. Work with your body's balance and issues and build responsiveness in your horse.
2510 Stevens Road Petersburg, KY 41080 info@firstfarminn.com  -  (859-586-0199 please call between 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. E.S.T.)
 
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