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. The sport of riding requires commitment, therefore lessons are scheduled on a weekly basis for beginners and more frequently for intermediate and advanced riders. We offer private, semi-private and group lessons for youth and adults. All beginners are started in private lessons. Private lessons are the mainstay of our Lesson Program, as it is that one on one instructional all levels that allows for the growth and attainment of skills for the beginning and the fine tuning of skills for our intermediate and advance riders.
If you have previous experience your first lesson with High Tail Acres, LLC will be an evaluation of your knowledge and experience. We are excited to have the opportunity to continue the development of your passion. A beginners first lesson will be of an introductory nature. The student will work side by side with the instructor or student intern 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. For the beginner student 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. It is at this point the instructor will recommend semi-private or group lessons in addition to private lessons. This opportunity will allow more rapid progression of skills development and advancement of the students; knowledge and riding experiences.
Lessons are scheduled by appointment only. Afternoons, Monday through Thursday and mornings and early afternoon on Saturdays. Fridays are Show horse lessons. 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.