South Mountain School of Horsemanship
Intro to Horses: A Beginner's Guide to Handling and Care
Four 90-minute lessons. Learn the basics before jumping into riding lessons! In this course you will learn all about grooming, bathing, tacking up, cleaning tack, horse anatomy, saddle parts, horse colors, how to read your horse's body language, and how to safely lead your horse as well as some basic ground work skills. This is a ground-based course that will get you set up to move into riding lessons. This course is NOT a prerequisite for Horsemanship I. You may choose to start with either course.
Horsemanship I: Riding for Beginners
Four 90 minute lessons. In this course you will learn about catching, grooming, tacking up, and the basics of riding. Intro to Horses is NOT a prerequisite for this course. If you continue on with lessons after this course, you will gradually learn everything from Intro to Horses.
***Horsemanship Courses are not available all year long. These are specialized classes that are only offered when Cassandra's schedule allows.***
Just finished Horsemanship I and will begin H2 next week. The school is well organized, professional, and Cassandra is an impressive business owner. She is respectful of all of her students & the horses, and she places the utmost importance on first teaching the fundamentals of horses, tack and safety before ever getting on to ride. This is exactly what I've been looking for, and I am excited to move on to the next class. The environment is comfortable, and the school is surrounded by one of the most beautiful panoramic views of the southern valley--especially at sunset! If you are thinking about ultimately owning horses, or you just want to ride, this is THE place to start.
- Susan M.
Cassandra is amazing! I just finished Horsemanship I and I learned so much, I will continue to grow and learn with Cassandra. I can't stop bragging about South Mountain School of Horsemanship! I have found my forever barn!!!
- Michelle M.
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