When can I start lessons?
Our classes run continuously so you may join a class at any time. Our students have varying skill levels and our classes are mixed. We find that our students learn from one another and it is a great opportunity for the beginning student to see more experienced students ride.
Where are the classes held?
The students groom their horses at the stable (1850 Riverside Dr., Glendale, in the back) and then ride on the trail to an open field where the classes are conducted.
Is there an age or weight requirement?
Our students must be tall enough to saddle their own horse, (5’ minimum) and may not exceed 225 pounds. We believe no one is too old to learn.
What happens if it rains?
We cancel class if it is raining really hard, if it is just sprinkling we will most likely still ride. The horses need to get out every day despite the weather. If there is thunder and lightning at the barn we will cancel class, and we will cancel class if there are strong Santa Ana winds. The weather at the barn may be different than at your house, so if you are in doubt you can call the stable at 818-547-0337
Can I make-up a class if I have to miss one?
Unfortunately, we can’t accommodate our students if they need to miss a lesson. However, we do keep a list of our active students and if you can find a student who will take your lesson for you, you will not lose that session. They can just take your lesson (they pay for it) or you can switch days with them.
Do I have to take the lessons sequentially? (Five Mondays in a row; 4 Saturdays in a row)
The classes are scheduled to meet once a week for the day that you have signed up. If you would like to take a class five days in a row we are happy to accommodate you. If you need to miss one of your scheduled lessons you will not lose it if you can find one of our other students to take your place.
If I can’t make a class can I have my friend (or family member) substitute for me?
Our classes are based on incremental learning; therefore, it is not possible to have someone other than a current student take your place in a class.
Can my friends and I have our own group lessons?
We would be happy to arrange a private group lesson (3 person minimum). We also can provide guided trail rides (5 person minimum) through Griffith Park. Arrangements need to be made in advance.