From The Ground Up
Intro to Horsemanship lessons is the ideal way to start an equestrian journey. Safety, respect, hard work and real horsemanship concepts taught in youth-friendly and adult contexts. Whether you are "filling in the holes" of your equestrian knowledge or starting as a blank canvas, you will learn everything it takes to create a thoughtful and comprehensive foundation.
Sessions will cover all the basics from catching a horse to correct posture in the saddle and everything in between. Sessions are built to provide a rounded education that shows all aspects of horsemanship, not just saddle time. You or your child will achieve a sense of real accomplishment, comfort and knowledge for horse care.
Each 50 minute session provides instruction based on the age and experience of the student. Full-size horses, miniature horses, and donkeys are incorporated for lessons. The curriculum includes safely performing tasks such as catching a horse, leading, tying, ranch chores, anatomy, grooming, hoof care, feeding, tack, groundwork, and basic riding.
Sessions are serviced in El Dorado off HWY 49 and China Hill Road.
Per Session Rate: $75
Weekly or Bi-Weekly Package: 5 lessons for $350
Semi Private (2ppl, est clients only): $120
Gift certificates are available upon request.
From the Ground Up is a cherished educational opportunity and I am truly grateful for its success! This program has a lot of wonderful dedicated students. Some are currently committed on a regular basis while others are waiting for an appointment. There is a cancellation policy to effectively manage the schedule.
Please cancel or reschedule with 24hrs notice to avoid a fee.
Cancellations made within the 24hr period are a $30 fee.
Cancellations within the 12hr period or a no-show are $50.
This program is for girls, ages 6-12. We will be working in a small class of 4-6 students. Participants will receive hands-on horsemanship instruction, riding time, and ranch-related activities!
- Learn to feed and care for horses
- Personal confidence and discipline
- Equine anatomy, behavior, and body language
- Handling and groundwork experience
- Foundational riding
- Team building and social skill activities
- Art, games, and farm animal encounters
Registration Fee: $450
Multiple children rate: $425
Returning Student: $400
Offered again 2023!