Due to Covid-19 restrictions as well as the barn fire that Hockley Hills School of Horsemanship has sustained we regret that we are unable to provide lessons at this time. We ask that you check in with us again after July 1st. We sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding.
Our English Riding Program has something to offer to riders of all levels. There are fundamental building blocks that we take before moving on to jumping. Our riders safety is our number one priority and the students will learn in a particular order that move them to the next level. They must be competent in their horse handling skills, control and riding ability.
Our beginner program emphasizes grooming and tacking, mounting and dismounting, learning to walk and trot while maintaining a correct and balanced body position as well as the proper way to stop, turn and backup. Intermediate riders progress from flatwork to mastering two point position over poles, cavaletti, and low fences and canter. Riders will use gymnastics over poles and fences to improve their position, balance and release. Advanced riders learn to jump their horses over courses and to understand flexion, impulsion, engagement and can perform maneuvers such as shortening and lengthening stride, the shoulder in, the half halt and counter canter and more.