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Adult Horsemanship

Our horses are always at work empowering humans to have higher self-confidence and self-esteem.  Interactions with horses can be very therapeutic, both physically and emotionally.  They also help us with the skills needed to be good leaders and partners.

The foundation of our riding program is called the CRAFTS of Partnership: Communication, Respect, Acknowledgement, Friendship, Trust & Setting Good Boundaries.  

Horsemanship is more than just being in the saddle. Non-riding time is also a part of our program. For example, lesson topics may include catching your horse, horse health, haltering, leading, groundwork, grooming, tacking your horse, tack cleaning and care, and showmanship. 

We recommend that you wear long pants or leggings and closed toed shoes with a heel.  We have loaner helmets if you need to borrow one.  All riders are required to wear helmets while mounted. 

Our large covered and lighted arena allows riding despite the weather or the time of day!

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Adult Horsemanship Lessons (age 16 and up) are offered Thursday evenings at 5:30-6:30 pm.   This lesson is for any level, beginner through advanced.  We are not a competitive barn, instead focusing on the whole horse package, and the relationship between horse and human. You may choose Western or English tack.  $50 per lesson, pricing packages available.

Wine and Ride (age 21 and up) sessions are offered on various Friday evenings 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm (check the calendar for the next date).   This is a class for those individuals who love horses and would like to spend time riding and socializing with other people who love horses (bringing your own wine is optional!)  $40 per session

Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Lessons are not cancelled due to rain. Lessons may end early or be cancelled due to other severe weather; no make-up lessons given if more than 60% of the lesson time has been completed.

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 "WARNING Under North Carolina law, an equine activity sponsor or equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in equine activities resulting exclusively from the inherent risks of equine activities. Chapter 99E of the North Carolina General Statutes." 

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