Horseback Riding Lessons
(individual or multiple)
Guided Trail Rides
2022 Horse camps
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need my own horse? Lesson horses and ponies are provided and included at no extra charge. Students are welcome to bring their own horse as well but if so will be required to pass an assessment to make sure the horse and rider are safe and suitable for group arena work and trail rides.
What is the Introduction to Horses Class, and who should take it? All first time students at 406 Arena are required to take the class or test out of it. The class is set up to teach students basic knowledge and handling practices of horses that will be used consistently during lessons. This class is included as part of any beginner riding lessons. With a strong emphasis on safety and appropriate behavior, this class is a great way for new students to learn and practice needed skills. Safety and acceptable handling of horse and rider is upmost concern at 406 Arena.
What about payment for classes, camps, and lessons? 406 Arena accepts cash, local check (made payable to 406 Arena), Venmo @Jessica-406Arena, and PayPal (please select Friends and Family option) email is email@example.com. Payment is due at the beginning of each session, camp, or scheduled private lesson.
What does the student need for lessons? Please have student dressed appropriately in long pants, boots, and an equine approved helmet. Layers to help maintain a comfortable temperature, and lightweight flexible gloves when appropriate as occasionally lessons will be both indoor and outdoor. Though the arena is insulated it is not heated. During warm weather Students may also want to bring a water bottle, bug spray and sunscreen. For horse camp student needs to bring a snack and water bottle.
What if student is going to miss a lesson? At the beginning of all lessons student (and guardian if a minor) will be required to sign a lesson agreement. As stated please give 24hour notice and instructor will try to reschedule if possible. Occasionally unforeseen events and illness causes same day cancellation. When possible instructor may reschedule, but refunds are not issued. If student misses twice without notice spot may be given to another.
What about horse vaulting, and how is it different from regular Riding Lessons?
406 Arena offers both riding lessons and horse vaulting lessons. Horse vaulting is a great way to add skills like balance, coordination, and confidence on the horse. Because the lunger is in control of the horse, the student has the freedom to focus more on self awareness and achieving harmony with the horse. Vaulting is a great option for beginners and experienced riders alike. Riders with vaulting experience tend to progress faster and find more success in their regular riding.