Home School Course

This course developed from numerous requests from home schooled students.  They wanted the chance to be around horses as part of their school curriculum and their parents wanted a good education opportunity.  We offered our first course in 2007 and are proud to have graduated over 100 students through our Foundation Class, many of whom have continued riding in our graduate home school classes or even progressed to our regular lesson program.

Our Foundation Class is a 20 week course running from October to March.where students come to the farm for two hours once a week and are split into groups according to age and/or previous experience.

It is designed for students aged 10 to 18.  (Younger students may enjoy our SHORT BOOTS program)

It typically runs from 1:30 to 3:30 on Tuesdays.

It consists of half an hour of each of the following:

  • An education class on a particular topic, such as feeding or grooming where they listen and participate verbally.
  • A practical class based upon the week’s topic, such as learning to pick up a horse's foot or measure the height of a horse.
  • Parent supervised barn work such as stall cleaning or tack cleaning.
  • Riding under our instruction.

We start the course with learning how to safely handle and be around horses and build knowledge and confidence through supervised practical work.  There is a lot of emphasis on the “why” as well as the “how”.

Registration for this year's course will begin in August but please feel free to ask questions at any time.  Space will be limited and we cannot offer any discount for any late registering students but we do require a minimum number to proceed.

 

Cost: It is run as a co-operative for parents to participate, assist and learn alongside their student, so the price for students who have a parent who stays with them is $350.

However we understand that this is not always possible so please add a $50 drop off fee and leave your student for the 2 hours guilt free.

Ask about terms for paying in installments but we do expect payment in full by the end of the calendar year.

 

Please print out the RELEASE FORM (home page/contact us) and send in a $50 deposit to secure your place.  Full payment is expected at the first lesson.  Thank you!