Group Sessions of 10 hours over 5 weeks - Beginners, Intermediates, and Adult Groups.
Lessons include catching + tacking up the horse, followed by a riding lesson catered to the group's level of experience.
All sessions cover the walk, trot, and canter
Riding Lessons are great for your health: mentally, physically, and emotionally. Lessons that involve trotting and cantering are great cardio exercises, as they stimulate the circulatory and respiratory systems. The rising trot also works the abs, lower back, quads, and calves, all the while having fun riding!! While you are riding, repeated movements, or patterned movements used to control the horse sharpen reflexes as well. Even at a walk, your muscles relax and contract to maintain balance, therefore strengthening your core muscles.
Horses are great mirrors and every animal has a different personality, presenting challenges to each rider. We believe in pushing boundaries and expanding our comfort zones - you will carry these skills with you for the rest of your life! Overcoming fear and anxiety, perseverance, problem solving, patience, responsibility, decisiveness, and building trust and confidence are some examples of skills you will develop!
Ages 6 to Adult - $400.00
Private Lessons - $65.00 per hour
Semi-Private - $55.00 per hour
Excellent lesson horses and instructors to build your confidence and riding skills.
Lesson Horse Lease program available to riders.
Advanced Beginner + Maverick
Regular Riding Lessons 5pm – 7pm CURRENT SESSION: Week of February 25th – March 29th
(10 hours over 5 weeks. 2 hour lessons for more riding time) Tuesday – Intermediates Wednesday – Adults Thursday – Beginners Friday – Advanced Beginners
$420 + GST
SUMMER DAYCAMPS *Reserve spots now! Running Every Week In July/August
9:30 am - 3:30 pm. $485
=> $50 Deposit required to reserve spot
For beginner riders or riders looking to improve and develop their skills!
Daycamp is a great way to spend a vacation! The day typically starts with participants helping to catch their horse, followed by learning to groom and tack up. This is followed by a riding lesson inside the heated arena, or (weather permitting) in the outdoor arena. Every kid is trotting on the first day! Lessons are fun and challenging, allowing riders to experience growth in their confidence and riding skills. Once the lesson is over, kids dismount, untack their horses and take them out to the pasture. At this point, participants have a lunch break in the rider's lounge area. After lunch, kids get to take part in a variety of different activities including playing with ponies, learning parts of the horse, driving the donkey cart, learning about the petting zoo animals, and of course learning some theory along the way!
All you need to bring:
- A boot with a 1/2 inch heel (Some available to borrow at barn)
- Extra clothes... dress for the weather
- Positive attitude and an open mind!
*Proper riding helmets are provided
*All tack and equipment for horses is provided
Therapeutic Riding for Disabled Riders Dates
Anybody can learn how to interact and communicate with animals, regardless of mental/physical disabilities. The program promotes challenge, achievement, and empowerment for children and adults, through close work with horses.
Dates: Mondays:5pm, 6pm, 7pm
Starting March 11th
Saturdays:10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm
Starting March 9th
Riding therapy makes use of functional riding skills to assist the rider in achieving specific therapeutic goals such as improved sitting, balance, self-confidence or social skills. Lessons at Horse Sense include a warm up of stretching and rotational exercises, followed by riders learning new skills and improving on what they have already learnt. Riding lessons cover proper rider position, the rider’s aids or cues and how to use them properly. Though a volunteer is leading, riders control the horse with their aids and cues, making the horse halt, turn, change of rein, back up, trot, and those more capable can canter. Lessons are grouped as much as possible by age and/or ability and limited to five riders, and riders are aged 4 years to adults. The program is available to many different kinds of riders, with disabilities including but not limited to: autism, downs syndrome, and cerebral palsy.
Volunteers are needed to help catch and tack up horses, and to help with lessons. Volunteers will either lead the horses in the activities, or walk beside the horse and offer support to riders, as some cannot hold themselves up properly, or keep their feet in the stirrups. It's a fun experience for everybody!
- See 'On Farm Experience' for Volunteering Information
At Horse Sense, your horse's well-being is very important to us. Inside and Outside boarding gives you access to the indoor and outdoor arena, indoor grooming area, 1/2 mile racetrack, jump set treadmill, and trails. Horses are all in large open pastures with lots of grass and water, and always have a form of shelter.
Inside Board: We bring in your horse every
evening to their own stall with food + water.
Horses get fed in the morning, and taken back
outside. Stalls are cleaned and prepared for the
Inside Board - Box Stall, w/ turn out - $550
Private paddock, turnout in addition - $150
Outside Board, Large Pastures - $295
Lockers (Locks not supplied) - $10
Private Pens - Inquire for rates
Young horses started, gentle breaking, ground work, manners emphasized so your horse will be safe and enjoyable to ride. Refreshers, problem horses, all breeds, all disciplines. Includes board and lessons with your horse. We'd like to see you involved in the training program to observe the difference in your horse as time goes on!!
$850.00 per month mares and geldings
$950.00 per month stallions
**Negative coggins test required
Leasing is an awesome way to get the feel of owning a horse.. without the extra expenses! Both half and full lease comes with full access to your horse's tack, both indoor and outdoor arenas, trails, and the grooming area in the barn. See the lesson horses tab at the top of the page for profiles and availability of all the horses available for lease at this time!
You can use your horse any time outside of lessons!
(See the Riding Lesson Schedule)
Half Month Lease (Monday to Thursday or Friday to Sunday) - $275
Full Month Lease - $400
In this program, Paul Kane students learn about horsemanship. Lessons include basic terminology, colors and markings, recognizing horse behavior and body language, gear and equipment parts, parts of the horse, horse care, grooming, dental care, hoof care, feeding, proper stable conditions, equine jobs, etc. Students also get the opportunity to observe the vet or farrier at work, drive the horse or donkey in the cart, and handle foals and yearlings.
Students learn how to catch, brush, and tack up horses. After this riding lessons include basic gaits - walk, trot, and canter. Riders also learn how to balance their body properly on the horse, use rider aids/cues properly, different sports (barrel racing, poles, trail riding, pole bending, keyhole, cow penning, etc), and how to ride bareback, among other things
At the end of the year students have a Horse Show where they have friendly competition and show off what they have learned to friends and family