Special Activities - Riding

A happy German guest having a great ride

Goat trips Classes

 

When you book your stay, you can schedule activities as well. Although most classes are not dependent on the weather, horse and goat activities are. Although lessons and trips must be paid for in advance, if the activity is cancelled due to weather, guest will receive a full refund on those farm stay extras.

For equestrian activities, please follow the link on the Planet Goat home page. All guests receive 20% off riding lessons and after 2 lessons may have the use of the horses on the premises (arena and pastures) for $15/hour.

For goat packing day trips please click on the link above.

For classes, please click on the link above. For more information on equestrian activities, keep reading...

Equitation Lessons at Planet Goat Begin May 1st, 2016
English and Western Lessons
$35/hour
Package of 3 lessons (paid in advance) $95
Package of 6 lessons (paid in advance) $175
Group lessons = $25/hour/student (every Friday at 3:30 PM, and Sundays at 3:00 PM, weather permitting)

 

Here’s what one student has to say about Planet Goat riding lessons.

I hope more people come to Planet Goat. The horses are great and the lessons are fun. The animals are very sweet, Shorty the Horse was my favorite he was very obedient and kind. I’ve learned a lot about animals, and learned how to ride the correct way and  I’ve also learned how to take care of animals in the best possible way. Lauren is also a very good teacher she is very kind and patient. Riding at Planet Goat has taught me new skills and confidence and how to be a great rider. I cannot wait to go back this spring!

What will be taught at Planet Goat?
Below is the rubric for equestrian learning outcomes in accordance with United States Pony Club Standards

Beginning  Riders taking 2 lessons will learn:      
     
Basic Grooming and tacking

Safe mounting and proper posture

Correct execution of the walk, trot and left/right turns

Halting

 Riders will be able to demonstrate:
·       The proper way to approach a horse
·       How to groom and tack up, including picking up and cleaning hooves
·       The correct way to lead a horse
·       Mounting and dismounting techniques
·       Walking, sitting trot, and halting
.       Demonstrate correct mounting (using mounting block if necessary).
.       Haltering and un-haltering

 

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