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SUPERVISED PRACTICE RIDES


             


REQUIREMENTS TO PRACTICE RIDE
YOU MUST FIRST FILL OUT A FORM STATING THAT YOU KNOW WHAT RULES AND EXPECTATIONS YOU MUST FOLLOW.

    

1. YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 12 YEARS OLD, BUT ABILITY TO PRACTICE RIDE IS DETERMINED PER RIDER, FOR RIDERS AGES 12+ ONLY.

2. YOU MUST BE AN INTERMEDIATE II OR BETTER RIDER, CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN WEEKLY RIDING LESSONS.

3. YOU MUST BE ABLE TO TACK COMPLETELY INDEPENDENTLY. (INCLUDING BEING ABLE TO BRIDLE AND TIGHTEN YOUR GIRTH.)

4. YOU MUST KNOW YOUR DIAGONALS AND LEADS.

5. YOU MUST BE ABLE TO GET YOUR HORSE ON THE CORRECT LEAD DURING PRACTICE RIDE, IF YOU CANNOT DO SO, YOU CANNOT PRACTICE RIDE.

6. YOU MUST BE RESPONSIBLE ENOUGH TO CLOSE ALL GATES BEHIND YOU.

7. YOU MUST TAKE CARE OF YOUR TACK: INCLUDING HALTERS, BRIDLE, AND SADDLE (properly put away all tack and oil weekly) 

8. IF YOU HAVE BEEN DISMISSED FROM PRACTICE RIDES IN THE PAST, YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN FUTURE PRACTICE RIDES.

9. YOU MUST REMEMBER TO SWEEP UP AND CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR HORSE IN BARN ISLE & STALLS, AT TIE RAILS, OR IN WASH BAY AREA. (Pick up manure piles, sweep up dirt.)
                                             
10. YOUR PARENT OR A RESPONSIBLE ADULT MUST BE WILLING TO MONITOR YOU WHILE YOU RIDE, UNLESS ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE WITH THE PROPERTY OWNERS IN ADVANCE.

11. YOU MUST GIVE YOUR HORSE WALK BREAKS.
DO NOT OVERWORK
THE HORSE YOU ARE RIDING.
 

12. NO RIDER SHOULD BE RIDING AT A GO GO GO PACE ...Horses must take walk breaks and not be overworked

13. ABSOLUTELY NO JUMPING UNLESS THE INSTRUCTOR IS PRESENT.

14. YOU MUST MAKE SURE NO HARM COMES TO YOU OR THE HORSE YOU ARE RIDING.  

15. YOU MUST BE A SAFE RIDER  MEANING YOU MUST THINK ABOUT AND BE CONSIDERATE OF THE HORSE, TACK, AND YOUR OWN SAFETY DURING Practice Rides.

16. YOU MUST WORK YOUR HORSE ON BOTH SIDES EQUALLY.  DO NOT CANTER YOUR HORSE ON THE WRONG LEAD UNLESS YOU ARE INTENTIONALLY WORKING ON COUNTER CANTER AND TRANSITIONS.
FOR ALL RIDERS PARTICIPATING IN PRACTICE RIDES:  YOU SHOULD BE ATTENDING ALL OF YOUR LESSONS PER MONTH. YOU SHOULD PLAN TO TAKE YOUR LESSONS AS SCHEDULED WEEKLY AND ONLY MISS LESSONS AS NEEDED FOR ILLNESSES, CONFLICTS, OR WEATHER.

*****IF IT IS DETERMINED
THAT YOU CANNOT MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PRACTICE RIDE.******

       EJ & Carolyn at the ASC Greenway horse show on 11/10/12.

WHEN CAN I
PRACTICE RIDE?

Anytime an Instructor is not using the arena, unless you get approval to ride during the lesson.

Weekday School Holidays 10am - 8pm
(When no camp is scheduled)






 
 
PRACTICE RIDES with approval each time

30 minute practice ride:           $15    (do not exceed 30 minutes of ride/lounging time)
Up to 1 hour practice ride:      $20    (do not exceed 1 hour of ride/lounging time)   
Up to 1.5 hour practice ride:   $25    (do not exceed 1 hour 30 minutes of ride/lounging time)                           
Up to 2 hour practice ride:      $30   (do not exceed 2 hours of ride/lounging time)                                                


 

   ****We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone, for any reason.  FEC, LLC 2009****
Please be aware: Persons exhibiting disruptive or inappropriate behavior will be asked to leave the premises and/or riding programs. 2015