1 2 3 Ride!

An Introduction to Horseback Riding

Our 1,2,3 Ride program is all about having fun, developing good posture and having an excellent understanding of horses and horsemanship. Earthbound instructors provide an enjoyable and positive learning experience incorporating games and fun activities into the lesson plans. All of the horses and ponies at Earthbound are gentle natured and are experienced with all levels of riders.

Spring Schedule

Session: April 5 – 26, 2024
Times: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm each day

Lesson consists of 60 min Horsemanship and 60 minute Riding Lesson


5 riders per class
$420+HST / 4 week session
Helmet rental included

All new and returning riders must read the Earthbound Stables Riders Handbook before their first lesson.

For more information about programs please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Lesson One

In Barn Horesmanship

  • Basic barn and arena safety and rules
  • Horse behaviour (body language)
  • How to Lead a Horse

In Arena Mounted

  • Review of Safety Rules while riding
  • Mounting and dismounting
  • Focus on riders correct position
  • Introduction to walking and halting (1,2,3 exercise)

Lesson Two

In Barn Horesmanship

  • Basic grooming & tacking
  • Identifying parts of a horse
  • Learning about markings and colours

In Arena Mounted

  • Riders will learn to use their legs, hands and eyes while steering
  • Drawing Exercise – Riders will practice drawing shapes and figures around the arena

Lesson Three

In Barn Horesmanship

  • Learning and care of tack
  • How and what to feed horses

In Arena Mounted

  • Navigation Exercise – Riders will learn how to change directions
  • Introduction to trotting with assistance

Lesson Four

In Barn Horesmanship

  • Bathing and cleaning a horse

In Arena Mounted

  • Obstacle Exercise – Riders will learn how to steer through an obstacle course of pylons and poles.
  • Riders will do more trotting with assistance
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