Our riding lesson program is for individuals 7 years of age and older.
Our lessons are typically offered in a group format.
We explore a variety of riding disciplines (e.g., Western, English) and other forms of riding, such as endurance, trail riding, and games.
Our riding lessons offer a therapeutic component/option for those who live with anxiety, depression, learning disabilities and/or social difficulties.
All lessons include
Each lesson includes time caring for the horses – an integral part of ranch life. Riders can expect to participante in
- stable/barn maintenance
- grooming/brushing the horse
- tacking and untacking the horse
- walking, riding and cooling off the horse.
For the safety of the rider and horse, every rider must wear the correct attire including:
- fitted equestrian or high impact safety-approved helmet with chin strap
- hard-soled boots with heel
- long, well-fitted pants (soft stretchable pants or jeans if possible)
- gloves (recommended, but not required)
- no shorts, no sandals
- dress for the weather.
- Riders must become members of, and take out insurance with, Nova Scotia Equestrian Federation. membership. The cost is approximately $50 per year per rider. Please visit www.horsenovascotia.ca/Membership-Types. Once membership and insurance are acquired, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or bring documents Rocky Hollow Ranch.
- Riders must book and attend an Introductory Visit.
- For safety to the animals and other riders, riders must ride exclusively Rocky Hollow Ranch.
Price for riding lessons
The cost per lesson is $45.00 with a minimum 4 visits per month. Payment is required one month
in advance. For more about payments and cancellation policy go to Frequently Asked Questions.