Instructor Erin Leahy works with a young rider learning how to canter on Halflinger pony Jack B. Nimble. Video by a very proud parent!
English Riding Lessons
Popular English riding disciplines we teach are hunter seat (includes jumping) and dressage. Good riding begins with developing effective riding skills through exercises designed to interest and challenge the student at successive, appropriate levels. Focus is on mastering the correct and secure balanced seat that allows for easy communication between horse and rider.
Western Riding Lessons
Western riders share the exact same basic foundation of safe and effective equestrian skills as do riders in our exceptional English program. We teach the correct seat and develop the rider's abilities through practicing patterns, navigating obstacle courses, games on horseback, and trail riding, just as with our English students, at the appropriate level for each individual.
Vaulting (gymnastics on horseback) is an ideal way to begin riding or to improve riding abilities for almost any age and level. Students learning new skills first practice on stationary "barrel horses" to gain balance, body control and confidence before practicing on the living, moving horses. Few people are aware gymnastics training actually began as equestrian training for the military!
Who says kids should have all the fun!
Have you always wanted to learn to ride?
Did you used to ride but adult responsibilities have kept you away?
Perhaps... it's time to rediscover riding and the joy of being with horses.
Because we believe in the power of horses to make wonderful changes in people's lives, we understand and honor the partnership they can provide. To anyone who cares to study and learn, they are patient and willing teachers. Horses just may have what you need to learn to succeed in life. With Pegasus, you have wings to fly.
We know that horses can be a big commitment of time and resources. But horseback riding can be so much more than a sport. Riding, and working with horses, even just being around them, can help create a healthy lifestyle. Winston Churchill is said to have declared: "There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man."