HORSE DISCOVERY HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM

Whether your child is a budding equestrian or you simply seek an alternative educational approach, our Homeschool Program offers an enriching experience. Join us at PLEASANT RIDGE FARM and let the journey of education, horsemanship, and personal growth begin.

SPRING 2024 DATES
April, May, June
Registration is OPEN

We have an INDOOR ARENA
and a HEATED LOUNGE

for YEAR ROUND RIDING!

HOMESCHOOL HORSEMANSHIP & RIDING PROGRAM

Indoor Arena for year round riding!
Heated lounge for parents

This course is structured to help those with limited or no horse experience gain the valuable knowledge and tools they need to be both safe and effective with horses both in the saddle and on the ground. During this class students will learn in a group setting. All early aspects about horses, their care, correct horsemanship, independent horse handling and the basics of centered riding will be covered.

This is a 3 month INTRODUCTORY program for homeschool kids
Ages 7 to 17

Weekly Lesson

Each lesson is 2 hours long
12 total lessons over 3 months, April, May, June

Class size is limited for one-on-one attention.

$175 per month
Because of these lessons being outside of our prime riding time we are able to
offer you these classes for a greatly reduced price!

Questions? Email us brily17@ptd.net or call 570-856-4977

Full syllabus below!

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THIS SPECIAL PROGRAM?

Weekly lesson - Each lesson is 2 hours long. These lessons will start with the fundamentals of safety and ground handling and work up to rider development of balance and effective aids in the saddle. Fun, hand on learning games!

Study Guide/Workbook - Printed materials to supplement learning at home and fill students imagination of what’s to come!

Online progress chart - See all the skills students have accomplished successfully and watch as their check list of skills grow over the duration of the course! Includes easy to access online supplemental educational and study guide materials as well!

Fully structured curriculum - Taught by professionals in the industry who are ARIA certified (American Riding Instructor Association) and United States Pony Club leaders and members in a safe and clean facility.

Indoor arena will be used

$ 175.00 per month - April, May, June 2024.

12 total lessons over 3 months

This is a three month class and will be be billed monthly.
Small class size.

If classes do not fill we reserve the right to cancel classes

Credit/debit Card will be put on file for monthly recurring charge until end of course

​Can also be paid in full up front - contact us brily17@ptd.net

SPRING SESSION 2024

APRIL, MAY, JUNE

Tuesdays , 12 noon -2pm

12 lessons over three months

Lesson Dates:

April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

May 7, 14, 21, 28

June 4, 11, 18

Monthly cost $175

Detailed syllabus below

PRF has an Indoor Arena & Heated lounge

​Questions? Email us brily17@ptd.net
or call 570-856-4977

Syllabus

Subject to change

12 LESSONS TOTAL OVER 3 MONTH SESSION

MONTH 1 - THE BASICS

Tuesdays, 12 noon to 2:00

120 minutes

WEEK 1

Tuesday Barn rules and safety

Meet your pony pal!

Basic horse body language and facts

WEEK 2

Tuesday Quick rules and safety review.

How to groom/tack your horse

Simple ground work, leading, turning stopping.

Riding basics

WEEK 3

Tuesday Groom and tack practice

Learn to correctly adjust stirrups and girth

Riding basics

WEEK 4

Tuesday Groom and tack practice

Balance and seat exercises review

Riding basics

WEEK 5

Tuesday Groom and tack practice

Balance and seat exercises

Work on learning riding fundamentals and building a strong foundation in the saddle

MONTH 2 - RIDING FUNDAMENTALS

MOUNTED

Tuesdays, 12noon to 2:00.

120 minutes

Continued work on learning riding fundamentals and building a strong foundation in the saddle


UNMOUNTED

Weekly alternate group activities (subject to change)

Week 1 - Pony Tales

Week 2 - Pony Pictionary

Week 3 - Label the Tack Parts

Week 4 - Stuff Happens Card Challenge

MONTH 3 - RIDER DEVELOPMENT - Emphasis on creating independent riders

Continued work on learning riding fundamentals and building a solid foundation in the saddle

MOUNTED

Tuesdays, 12 noon to 2:00

120 minutes

Last week of session will be Leveling Up “testing” day.

Awards and ribbons will be given. Friends and Family welcome to attend!

Skill sets that will be evaluated

Independently and safely catch, groom, and tack horse

Independently walk on the rail showing balanced position

Independently trot on the rail down one long side showing posting

Independently walk and/or trot a pattern showing steering

Understand the basics of horsemanship and safety

UNMOUNTED

Weekly alternate group activities (subject to change)

Week 1 - Horse color/breed scavenger hunt

Week 2 - Goal setting - vision board creation

Week 3 - Level Up testing week.

Once students “graduate” from the homeschool introductory program

They are ready to join our regular lesson program!!

​Questions? Email us brily17@ptd.net or call 570-856-4977

Get In Touch

Email: info@pleasantridgefarmllc.com

Address

Office: 122 Barn Swallow Lane

Assistance Hours

hours vary daily

Phone Number:

(570) 856-4977

Making Equestrian Dreams Come True

Eyes Up, Heals Down and Horsemanship over ALL

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