5.5-7 Years

Riding Programs for Ages 5.5-7

Beginning Pony Workshops

Has your child been asking for a pony? Do you want to find out if he or she will actually like riding? Your child will learn the basics of safety, grooming, and riding techniques in a convenient one-time hour long workshop. This is a great opportunity to determine if your child has an interest in riding and is ideal for students who are more confident with parental support. One child per parent please. Parental attendance is optional. Ages 5.5-8.


Just Horsin’ Around Series

Intro

Beginning 5.5-7 year-old riders will learn the basics of safety, grooming, saddling, and riding techniques while working one-on-one with their own pony. The goal of this class is to assist your child rider in developing equestrian skills with more individualized instruction. Riders who have mastered grooming, correct riding posture, reining an obstacle course off-lead, and performing a correct sitting trot will proceed to Buckaroo level with instructor approval. Students must be currently enrolled or a graduate of kindergarten.

Buckaroo  

While working one-on-one with his/her own pony, your more experienced beginner rider ages 5.5-7 will learn to retain correct riding technique while developing increased independence on and off the pony. The goal of this class is to assist your rider to develop equestrian skills at an accelerated rate with more individualized instruction. Riders will advance to the Bronc level when they have mastered independent grooming, saddling, and reining off-lead, as well as a correct posting trot with assistance. Buckaroo prerequisite: instructor approval or completion of JHA Intro. Students must be currently enrolled or a kindergarten graduate.

Bronc

This beginning intermediate class is for riders ages 5.5-7 who have mastered basic horsemanship skills. The goal of this class is for your rider to learn problem solving skills while riding their own pony and working toward independence. Skills include trotting off-lead and advanced reining drills. Bronc prerequisite: instructor approval or completion of JHA Buckaroo. Students must be currently enrolled or a kindergarten graduate. 


Bronc Class




Farrel McWhirter Equestrian
Program Site:
Farrel-McWhirter Farm Park
(Farm and Nature Park)
19545 NE Redmond Road

Phone: 425-556-2309


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