About The Program

LeCheval Stable is a 501 c 3 non profit, licensed and insured facility. We provide an inclusive opportunity for individuals to explore the total equestrian experience. Riders ages 5 to adult learn basic standards and horsemanship skills necessary for safe riding.

Lessons are geared to the strengths and needs of the rider after an initial riding evaluation. During first phase lessons, riders will gain an understanding of overall safety and barn rules. They will actively participate in grooming, (un)tacking the horse, leading the horse, and working on the lunge line at a walk and trot. They will learn how to steer a straight, curved and zig zag line at the walk. Balancing at the walk and trot and beginning to post at the trot will ready riders for advancing skills.

As riders progress, they will move through levels commensurate with their demonstrated ability. The team will work with each rider to provide support, positive feedback and modify instruction as deemed necessary. Riding the horse using upward transitions (halt to walk to trot to canter) and downward transitions (canter to trot to walk to halt) will be a major focus for advanced beginners and early intermediate riders.

LeCheval Stable provides a working student program and hands on training for responsible individuals who may want to volunteer as sidewalkers, leaders, acquire barn management skills or gain a deeper understanding of how horses can enrich the lives of others.

Schedule 2018

Spring Session I
March 10 - April 14   
Session II
April 21 - May 19
Summer Session I
June 2 - June 30
Session II
July 7 - August 11
Fall Session I
September 8 - October 13
Session II
October 20 - November 10

REMEMBER TO UPDATE ALL WAIVER FORMS, copies available below.
Inclement weather - Lessons rescheduled.
Need to cancel lessons? Please give 24 hour notice.

  • $70 per private lesson / $60 per semi private lesson.
  • Limited scholarships available.
  • Equine related workshops.
  • Volunteer orientations throughout the year.
LeCheval Stable is a Special Olympics training site.
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What Will Participants Learn

  • Horse Sense - Rules and Reasons. 
  • Safety on and off the horse.
  • Understanding horse behavior. 
  • Horse anatomy. 
  • Horse colors, markings and breeds.
  • Horsemanship skills.
  • Care and handling of the horse. 
  • How to approach and release a horse.
  • Grooming and ground work.
  • Parts and function of tack. 
  • Communication with natural aids. 
  • Barn and ring etiquette.
  • Lunging a horse.
  • Working with horse at liberty. 
  • Mount and dismount. 
  • Posture and balance.
  • Diagonals and leads.
  • Riding solo or with a group. 
  • Horse gaits.  
  • Managing smooth transitions.
  • Schooling figures.
  • Refining aids.
  • Gymkana.
  • Trail Obstacles.
  • English vs. Western Disciplines.
  • Ready to learn how to ride?

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