Equestrian Riding Instruction
Kapiti Stables is able to provide basic riding lessons for children and adults. We have some friendly horses who love to help people develop their riding skills.
Lessons are provided by an experienced instructor. The instructor will discuss your needs and next steps with you. Additional courses on horse management and support may also be provided by other instructors at Kapiti Stables.
Lessons may include:
General horse care (how to care and groom a horse)
Handling a horse (developing positive ground work to gain a close relationship with your horse)
Body posture and how to mount and dismount a horse safely
Riding basics including how to use the reins, leg control, how to stop and go.
Horse safety and communication including how to read a horse when it is at risk of flight.
Basic movement including walking and trotting
Riding out of the paddock (how to ride safely in wide open spaces)
how to lunge a horse
feet work for a horse
playing games with a horse
working through obstacle courses with a horse
Time and cost:
30 minute session: $35 per session
Shared lesson with 2 or more people (60 minutes): $45 per session
60 minute session: $60 per session