Lost Miner Ranch and Equestrian Center offers a quality beginner and intermediate riding lesson program for ages 5 through adult.
Students may select from Western or English riding styles.
Helmets are mandatory for all riders under 18 or for jumping and are provided. Helmets are strongly recommended for all riders.
Riders should wear long pants (not baggy), closed toed shoes or boots with a smooth sole and heel, weather appropriate clothing, and sunscreen and/or bugspray.
Students must arrive at least 5 minutes prior to the start of each lesson.
Lessons should be scheduled consistently for the same day/time each week.
If you or a member of your household are experiencing ANY symptoms of sickness you will not be allowed to ride.
Lost Miner Ranch operates on a strict cancellation policy. Please respect staff and instructors by attending all lessons you have scheduled. A lot of time and effort goes on behind the scenes to prepare for each lesson.
Students may reschedule a lesson with at least 24 hours notice.
Lessons cancelled with less than 48 hours notice or lessons not attended will be forfeit due to scheduling of staff and horses - these lessons will be charged in full.
Late arrivals will be allowed to continue with their lesson but lesson time may not continue past original end time due to scheduling; lessons will not be discounted in price due to late arrival.
Any lesson cancelled by Lost Miner Ranch and Equestrian Center will be rescheduled. If Lost Miner Ranch is not able to reschedule the lesson a full refund will be given.
Prices are per rider
Semi-private lessons = 2 riders
Group lesson = 3-4 riders
All lessons will be invoiced at the end of the month - keep a current email address on file with your instructor. Prompt payment is expected and previous lessons must be paid in full before scheduling additional lessons.
Riders must be approved to ride in a semi-private or group lesson by a Lost Miner Instructor; if you are interested in joining a semi-private or group lesson let your instructor know
Lessons are one hour long (slightly longer for group lessons) and include brushing, tacking, riding, and untacking. Generally more time is spent on brushing, tacking, and generally learning how to safely be around horses until you get the hang of it - there is a lot of information to absorb and practice! As students become more proficient in brushing and tacking they are able to spend more time riding.
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