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Little Hunter Farm's Training Philosophy

 

 is based on two principles:

 

There are no short cuts to proficiency.

Riding is a lifelong journey on which learning and advancement are always taking place 

and success is ultimately linked to committment 

&

The skill sets developed during the training process to become a proficient rider and horseman,

will serve an individual throughout their life - far and beyond the riding arena...

Compassion, Responsibility, Patience, and Perseverance

 

From the recreational rider to the serious competitor  

Little Hunter Farm 

offers safe and effective instruction

creating confident, well-rounded, and capable riders


  

Riding Instruction

How old must a rider be to begin lessons?

Riding lessons are offered for those 7 years old and older. Children under 7 are welcome to begin lessons, but will be evaluated for readiness to ride on an individual basis.

 

What days can lesson be taken?

Lessons are regularly scheduled Monday through Friday.

Do you offer group lessons?

Those new to riding are always instructed in private lessons.

 

Beginner through advanced may ride in either private of semiprivate lessons. based on the recommendation of your trainer. 

 

Lessons never exceed 3 riders. Our belief is that while small group lessons allow riders to earn from one another; each lesson should optomize training time. Riding in large group lessons takes away from time available to work with each individual rider.

Horsemanship Instruction

May riders groom and prepare their horse for their lesson?

A well-rounded rider possesses a knowledge of horses and the ability to handle and care for them outside of the arena.  Under the supervision of an educated eye, we offer training from basic handling, grooming and tacking to more advanced horsemanship instruction.

 

For safety reasons, riders may not work alone with horses until they have received the required training and been evaluated for their proficiency to independently groom and tack. Horsemanship instruction can be added to regularly scheduled lessons.

 

 

 

Additional Riding

Is it possible to ride a horse outside of a lesson?

Independent, supervised, non-jumping, pracitce rides may be scheduled by riders in a weeky training program; who are, at a minimum, able to walk and trot independently.

Shareboard/Leasing

 

Do students have to own their own horse?

LHF has wonderful, safe lesson horses and ponies on which our new riders can learn the basics.

 

Riders who have progressed past the basics and who are ready to advance beyond beginner jumping skills are required, at minimum, shareboard or lease a horse to continue their training. LHF has several horses and ponies available. If we don't have a match for you, we are happy to help you locate your perfect partner.

Competing

 

What horse shows does LHF attend?

'A' rated shows both local and out of state

NIHJA shows

We also offer informal and formal LHF in house schooling shows

 

Does a rider have to own a horse to participate in a show?

Riders who are getting started with showing may lease one of LHF's experienced show horses. Short term leases can be arranged. Riders looking to participate in regular, seasonal showing, will benefit from the selection of an appropriate equine partner to continue training.

What is the cost of attending a show?

Show cost varies greatly from the the type of show to its location. Please inquire for a complete cost sheet.

 

Additional educational experiences

 

What other taining does LHF offer?

Horsemanship program​​

Riding Clinics

Camps

Click on our schedule page to see wat we are currently offering

Training for horses

 

Does LHF offer training for horses?

Yes, we offer everything from periodic tune-up rides and show ring prep, to full training programs for young horses or those developing new skill sets. Inquire for more details

 

Preparing for a lesson

Click here for information