St George Horse Centre - Tamworth, NSW, Australia
FEES


Children's Group Lessons (6 years and older)
(see description of lessons below)
Weekly lesson during school term -
2-hour group session, riding and horsemanship -  $40 for kids
These sessions run weekly from 3.30 to 5.30 after school and on Saturday morning from 8.30 to 10.30 and 10.30 to 12.30 during school term.

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One Hour Trail Ride - $55

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Private Lesson - $66 ( 45 minutes)

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Boots are available for hire.

Phone for info
0431 123935
 
 2-HOUR GROUP LESSON DESCRIPTION:
In our group lessons for children, the pupils learn while on horseback. Being in the company of other children makes it a more enjoyable experience. There are many benefits for children joining this class. Riding stimulates and develops strength, flexibility, balance, co-ordination, posture, movement and confidence. 
The following list shows what will be introduced during the term. Children who are familiar with these activities can go on to more challenging exercises.
 
Riding Skills
•    Approach a horse correctly, near side and off side
•    Mount and dismount
•    Hold and shorten reins correctly
•    Apply aids
•    Give commands to a horse on the lead
•    Lead a horse in trot
•    Sitting trot, Rising trot
•    Trotting up and down hills
•    Correct seat and leg position
•    Correct position of feet in the stirrups
•    Change of hand in the circle
•    Change of diagonal
•    Keeping distance when in line
•    Transitions
•    Parts of a horse test
•    Trotting poles
•    When the riders are well balanced and competent in these skills they learn to canter safely.
•    They can go on to practice for Sporting events or prepare for a Dressage test.
 
Horsemanship Skills
HOW TO:
•   Put halter and bridle on correctly
•   Place saddlecloth and saddle on the horse
•   Groom
•   Pick up legs safely
•   Oil hooves
•   Rug a horse
•   Hose down a horse
•   Muck out a stable
•   Care for leather gear
•   A farrier visits from time to time during a class and shows the children the art of horse shoeing.
 
The children also learn about:
•   The diet and water requirements of horses
•   Common health problems
•   Preventing likely problems by having a drenching routine and regular farrier visits
•   Poisons in grasses
•   Insect attack
•   What causes horses to take a fright
•   How to calculate the weight of a horse using a tape
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