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Saddle Up Programs

The Saddle Up Programs are designed for youth and adults looking for shorter term riding options.

Active Adult Saddle Up (55 years +)

Research has shown that riding enhances both your body and mind, and it’s fun!
Horseback riding is a powerful way to:

  • Increase or maintain muscle strength, balance, and range of motion
  • Keep your mind sharp as you work on riding skills
  • Improve coordination and problem solving skills
  • Form a connection with your horse

Lessons include:

  • Grooming your horse for your lesson
  • Riding in our enclosed indoor and beautiful outdoor riding arenas
  • Ride with other active older adults in a healthy, natural environment
  • Individualized support from your certified instructor

Session length: 1.5 hours weekly for 4 weeks. Limited to 3-4 participants per session.

Prior riding experience is not required, however, participants must be able to ambulate independently and have enough hip mobility to mount. A doctor release is not mandatory but may be requested if there is a concern about the safety of riding.

Contact the farm for more information or to discuss scheduling.

Registration paperwork must be completed prior to the first session.

Fees: $200 for a 4-week session

Youth Saddle Up (8 -16 years old)

Are you looking for an outdoor experience where kids can connect with horses and friends and gain leadership skills? Working with and riding a horse is a powerful way to:

  • Work in partnership with a horse to groom, lead and ride
  • Be in the fresh air getting exercise and learning new skills
  • Form connections with animals and peers in a healthy, safe and natural environment

Session length: 1.5 hours weekly for 6 weeks. Limited to 3-4 participants per session.

Contact the farm for more information or to discuss scheduling. Registration paperwork must be completed prior to the first session.

Fees: $300 for a 6-week session

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