NEW! Holistic Horsemanship Classes
Holistic Horsemanship is the practice of creating Equine partnerships based on an emphasis on consciousness, leadership and compassion.
This program is based on all aspects of the horses bond with humans. In this method the rider or handler is taught to be acutely aware of the subtle teachings of the horse as we allow the horse to be the greatest teacher. This program will evolve from “Intoductions” to the development of a fully established partnership.
Topics covered in the 4 week INTRODUCTION series will include:
ØApproaching the horse- respectful introductions, personal space, and reading basic body language
ØEstablishing leadership- moving in herd dynamics personal space awareness and ground skills
ØHuman interaction in the horse’s reality
ØThe physical horse- hands on bodywork and analysis
This program is for those new to horses right through to seasoned riders. No horse or horse knowledge needed. Inquire about our private sessions as well as training for those with their own horses.
Basic Horsemanship Classes
(Now Offered Monthly - Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced)
Horsemanship Classes are offered each month for beginners, intermediate as well as advanced students. Horsemanship lessons are beneficial for both beginners as well as experienced riders. Proper horse care techniques are taught and practiced each week to improve each students knowledge of horsemanship. An in-depth instruction into handling horses, grooming, equine nutrition, equine first aid and stall maintenance are covered and practiced. Students are given more advanced instruction and more responsibility as they gain experience and knowledge. After beginner horsemanship is mastered students move on to intermediate horsemanship and then advanced horsemanship topics.
After taking our intermediate horsemanship class and after an evaluation by an instructor, students are allowed to ready their horse before their lesson including bringing the horse in from turn-out, grooming and tacking up. In addition they can perform the necessary after lesson practices including cooling the horse down, grooming, hosing down and turning out. This practice provides a student with much more learning then simply taking a riding lesson and each student is encouraged to become involved at this level. Beginner horseman will be carefully supervised and guided whereas intermediate students will be allowed more freedom in performing those skills they have mastered. These monthly classes may be repeated multiple times to further enforce and practice your horsemanship skills before moving on to a more advanced class.
Horsemanship Classes may be taken private, semi-private or group. See our Lesson Price List
for rates. Horsemanship class gift certificates are available and make great gifts!
SCOUT TROOP & CLASS PROGRAMS
Greenlawn Equestrian Center offers classes in horsemanship or horsmanship and riding lessons to girl & boy scout troop and other class groups. Classes are an hour long and teach the basics of horsemanship and horseback riding. Call to schedule a convenient date and have fun learning about horses with others. We also offer year end pony parties for troops and classes - for more information see our Pony Party page
Horsemanship - $20 per child (min 8)
Horsemanship & Riding - $25 per child (min 8)
Troop/Class Party - $35 per child (min 12)