Types of Lessons
Saddlebrook Equestrian Center offers both English and Western lessons for all levels starting at an average age of four with Lead Line classes on up to adults. Lessons are broken down into four levels (Private Lead Line, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced). We offer one hour Group Lessons that accommodate up to four riders and one hour Private Lessons that accommodate a single student. For the youngsters who aren’t able to ride on their own, we offer Private Lead Line lessons. All lessons focus on total horsemanship and include proper grooming, tacking and care for the horse, as well as time riding. The Lesson hour starts with grooming and tacking up the horse and the Lesson finishes as the rider is dismounting. It is the rider’s responsibility to un-tack and groom or bath the horse after the Lesson is over. At Saddlebrook, we teach our students all the necessary fundamentals of horsemanship that in turn teaches respect, responsibility and understanding of the horse. All students must sign release forms and be paid in full for the month before beginning lessons. All lessons are paid by credit card and students must be enrolled in with auto-pay setup.
All English lessons are geared towards the Hunt Seat rider and prepare students for basic jumping, riding courses, showing or just enjoying time in the saddle. All instructors teach fundamental dressage that builds balance and improves confidence with the student’s flatwork before moving on to jumping.
Our Western program offers students a chance to learn basic Western Pleasure equitation and balance that prepares the student for further Western activities such as trail riding and showing or more advanced events such as barrel racing and pole bending.
*All lessons in the packages
listed above must be used within one month.