LeCheval Stable provides private and semi private horseback riding lessons for all ages focusing on beginner, advanced and therapeutic adaptive riding. We are a PATH center and focus on recreation, exercise, sport and therapeutic supports and intervention. Founders and support team are special educator and professor of social work.
I am amazed at the joy that people experience when they are around horses! Not only do they make great connections and learn how to ride a horse, but they improve in other areas of their lives as well.
Welcoming and relaxed setting with safe horses and instructors who help rider set goals and achieve them.
When working with a new participant, I first give them a tour of the barn and horses. During this time, we conduct an informal verbal assessment on past experience with horses as well as what they want to learn.
When the participant is ready, we provide a stress free experience to work with the horse on the ground before attempting to ride the horse (especially for first time riders or those that may need a refresher)
Safety is paramount and we spend time fitting for helmet, tack and involve the rider in the process. For younger riders and perhaps those with exceptional needs we are sure to consult with parents.
The program initially provides 1:1 interaction and training for beginners and when they are ready and interested to join a semi-private or small group, we advance as they demonstrate competency at each level.
We work to have riders experience different horses or if they so choose, they can work with the same horse for the majority of their lessons.
The lead instructor is the founder and director of the stable. She holds a Masters level degree in education with advanced graduate work as well as National Board Certification as an Exceptional Needs Specialist. She has over 30 years experience working with individuals of all ages including preschool through adult.
Experience as a rider has extended throughout the lead intstructor's life who began riding as a young child. She is a certified PATH riding instructor, equine specialist in mental health and learning, riding instructor for skills and equine assisted learning. Her experience also extends to showing, working with individuals in learning skills to show in local clubs such as 4H and Pony Club. In adidition, for riders who may be eligible for Special Olympics, the barn is a qualified training site.
Standard pricing is $70.00 for private lessons, $60.00 for semi-private (no more than 2 riders per session)
Those that qualify for scholarhships may apply for reduced lesson fee.
Therapeutic riders who are eligible for LISS funding or grants should seek info. from the stable.