The Lesson Program at High Tail Acres, LLC is individualized to each student, taking into consideration the student's age, ability, previous experience, and maturity. The staff at High Tail Acres, LLC stresses the importance of safety and every precaution is taken to provide the student with a positive learning experience. We feel that it is very important for the student to commit to at least five one-half hour private lessons. This time schedule will result in a progressive knowledge attainment of the basics.
If you have previous experience your first lesson with High Tail Acres, LLC will be an evaluation of your knowledge and experience. A beginners first lesson will be of an introductory nature and will address any questions the student may have. The student will work side by side with the instructor and learn the importance of proper grooming before the riding lesson. The student will be introduced to the tack and equipment used during the lesson. The first lesson will include the proper mounting and dismounting techniques, rein handling, and proper body position. During this early stage, learning the basics is gradual, yet progressive, and must be attained in order to proceed to more interesting aspects of learning to ride. Each lesson will begin with a repeat of the previous lesson to insure that sufficient knowledge has been attained to proceed. This is a confidence-building stage, as well as a stage in which the horse/pony and student learn to trust each other. As the student becomes more comfortable and confident in his/her ability, the student's accomplishments will become more visible. As the student progresses in his/her horsemanship skills the student and parent will develop goals. Together we will discuss your goals and a plan will be set forth for the student's future in the exciting "world of horses."
Lessons are scheduled by appointment only. Afternoons, Monday through Friday and mornings and early afternoon on Saturdays. Private, semi- private, and group lessons are available. Groups are approximately 45 minutes in length and privates are approximately 30 minutes in length. We offer four payment packages payable by cash or check.
Single lesson - $45
The following packages must be paid for prior to the start of each package to receive the discounted price.
Set of 4 Lessons- $175- Savings of $5.00
Set of 6 lessons- $260- Savings of $10.00
Set of 8 lessons- $345- Savings of $15.00
We do not offer trail rides
PLEASE CALL THE BARN WITH CANCELLATIONS - 978-465-4142
MONTHLY LESSON SCHEDULE
FULL = Scheduled lesson OPEN= Available lesson spot N/A = No lessons given at his time
STARTING January 1, 2012 Tuesday groups will be held EVERY OTHER Tuesday
We offer four different groups held every other Tuesday
Advanced junior exhibitor- must have the ability to walk, trot and canter- 3/11, 3/25 and 4/8, 4/22 and 5/6, 5/20
Advanced walk and trot- For those in our show or academy programs- 3/11, 3/25 and 4/8, 4/22 and 5/6, 5/20
Intermediate Walk Trot to Canter - For junior exhibitors interested in our show or academy programs- 3/18 and 4/1, 4/29 and 5/13, 5/27
Adult group- must have the ability to walk, trot and canter- 3/18 and 4/1, 4/29 and 5/13, 5/27
PLEASE NOTE: IF THERE ARE NO "OPEN" SPOTS PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL WITH THE BEST DAY AND TIME THAT FITS YOUR SCHEDULE AND WE CAN PUT YOU OR YOUR CHILD ON THE WAITING LIST.
Reserved for Birthday Parties = Birthday parties held Sundays 3-5 pm
Newburyport Youth Services Program = held Sundays 1:00-2:00 October-February
Deidre Henry & Darla Wright-Trainers/Instructors
Deana Tate & Eryn Carter - Instructors
Dawn & Skip DelTorchio
Two High Tail Lane
Newbury, MA 01951
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