Getting Started – Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What if I have never ridden before?
A. That’s okay, we welcome students of all ages who are new to riding. Take our Introduction Lesson and find out how fun it is to learn about the world of horses.
Q. What should I expect at the first lesson?
A. We require every individual to take the Introduction Lesson, whether you are a beginner or advance rider. During this informative lesson, riders will be put asked to do various tasks in order to determine the skill level of the rider. This lesson will introduce the rider to our facilities, horses and staff. During this lesson, will be taught protocol and BHEC etiquette & safety.
Q. What’s next after the Introduction Lesson?
A. It is mandatory for riders classified as beginners to continue in Private Lessons in order to learn proper skills while being in a safe environment. After the Introduction Lesson, we will consult with the adult rider or child’s parent to determine an appropriate lesson plan for each individual with skill, age and goals in mind.
Q. Should I take the Hands-on lesson?
A. The Hands-on lesson is perfect for students that are new to riding, or those that just want to brush up on their skills who often miss the brushing, tacking, un-tacking, horse care, etc.
Q. What do I wear if I have never ridden before?
A. We recommend that new students, woman/girls, wear leggings or stretch pants. Long hair must be pulled back in a low ponytail. Men/boys should wear a comfortable pant, NO baggy pants, fitted shirt or polo tucked in accompanied by hard-soled shoes/boots with a 1/2″ heel, no hiking boots. Absolutely no jeans. We will furnish a riding helmet, we have most children’s size boots for rent. Chaps, and/or half chaps may be used for your initial lesson. When you sign up for lessons, it is then mandatory that every student wear breeches/jodhpurs, boots, helmet, gloves and a Bobbin Hollow shirt.
Q. How do I sign up?
A. Contact us at 352-591-1033 to discuss becoming a new member of the Bobbin Hollow team!