Our goal at
Taylor River Farm is to provide an education for the equine enthusiast.
Our lesson services program
is based upon the principle of safety first.
So come and enjoy with peace of mind while we teach you horsemanship as
well as riding skills in our beautiful, state of the art, heated
facility. We offer year round instruction for beginners through advanced
riders in Hunt Seat, Saddle Seat and Western. Our students
typically are four years of age and older when they start.
However, we do have riders that are as young as three years of age.
Whether you're interested
in becoming a serious show ring competitor or simply wish to enjoy
riding and instruction in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere, you are
welcome in our lesson program. Our qualified
instructors and hand picked horses will help you succeed in meeting your
goals whatever they may be.
There is much more to true horsemanship than simply
riding. With this in mind, students are required to learn how to
properly groom and tack up their lesson horse. It is a good way to
become familiar and therefore comfortable with the horse while you are
learning the basics in horse care. This is solely an introductory
lesson. In every subsequent lesson the student is advised to come early
and to prepare the horse so they can start their lesson at the scheduled
time. Parents are encouraged to observe and help their children.
And if necessary, our instructors are more than happy to assist whenever
All riders, but especially the novice rider will take a series of private lessons
first. Each lesson is ½ hour in length and is taught individually
to ensure full attention and supervision of the rider. During these
lessons, the student will be taught basic skills in communication with
the horse. When the rider has accomplished certain goals, he/she may
advance to a group lesson. As with all sports, the more frequently you
ride, the faster you will advance.
Group lessons are ½ hour in length and will be comprised
of 2 to 5 riders. Students will actually receive approximately 25
minutes of instructional time. Warming up and cooling down for
horse and rider requires a few minutes at the beginning and end of each
lesson. Students will be placed in groups according to age and
ability. There will be several different times during the week
available for the age appropriate lessons. You also have the option of
riding indoors or outside depending on weather conditions.
Taylor River takes pride in providing all of our clients
with a myriad of ways to expand his or her horse knowledge and
enjoyment. To this end, we offer many different types of
activities for children and adults.