Regular Lesson Program
The regular lesson program is designed for individuals wanting to learn and develop their horsemanship skills in a safe, comfortable and supportive environment. The majority of students attend a group class once a week, and the class develops at a pace tailored for the members of the group. Private and longe line lessons are also available.
The riding classes teach a broad range of equitation skills from the basics of all 3 gaits, to beginning techniques of western horsemanship, trail, jumping, dressage or pleasure. Students ride a wide assortment of horses of different breeds, so they become familiar with and understand the differences each new mount presents.
Included with the horsemanship skills acquired, students are encouraged to learn how to bathe and clip horses, clean and care for tack, and to lunge horses. On the lighter side, there are game days to break the routine of working classes; (Yes, games ARE played on horseback!).
To boost the skills learned in class, student horse shows are planned on a regular basis for students to put their knowledge to practical use. These shows are always an exciting event: all classes are judged, and all students receive ribbons for their participation. The experience and enjoyment of competing in a real horse show helps students set goals as they discover their level of skill.
JFSH recognizes that different individuals will develop at their own pace, so any student who feels they are being either held back or pushed too quickly should talk to the instructor about making a change; there are always other levels of classes and a wide variety of times to choose from. It is very important to JFSH that each student receive the quality of instruction they require and deserve