offer instruction in all three disciplines of riding: Saddle Seat , Hunt Seat
Lesson Program is founded on the basics of Saddle Seat Riding. While this style
of riding is most often associated with Saddlebred, Morgan, and Arabian Show
horses, it provides a sound basis for elemental riding which can be adapted to
any other riding style. We also support an academy riding program which provides
a convenient and affordable way to introduce beginning and novice riders to the
Here in southeast Georgia we are fortunate to have a series of local shows with
classes for beginner riders within about 1 hourís drive of Bluff Creek. We even
host one here at the farm each year. Our riders may participate on either their
own horse or one of our school horses and get show ring experience in relaxed
atmosphere. While not a requirement, this is a wonderful way for our students
to show off their new skills and build confidence.
Lesson Program and Rates
Individual Lesson - $40 (private
package of 4 lessons $140
up/Drop stirrups, Guide at Walk, Start/Stop, Basic Grooming, Basic Parts of
Saddle and Bridle, Post at Trot, Basic Anatomy of horse.
Walk and Trot,
Diagonals, Ride with others, Spacing in ring, Advanced grooming, Line Up, Back,
Intro to Double Reins, Work without stirrups, Lunge lessons, Intro to canter and
leads, leg aids.
Walk, Trot, Canter
in Double Bridle, Master leads and diagonals, Spacing in groups and in show
ring, Learn function of double bridle, basics of setting head. Basic patterns at
walk and trot. Complete procedures for grooming, saddling and bridling horse.
Advanced Anatomy of horse
Leads and Diagonals
by feel, without stirrup work at W/T/C, Basic patterns at W/T/C, Setting head by
feel, off curb and snaffle, Ring position for shows, 5-Gaited riding, Advanced
leg aids, Training aids, Driving, Parts of Harness
Predict leads and diagonals, Advanced Figure work/tests,
Correcting problems, Working the bridle for different needs, Show Grooming and
Preparation, Advanced Training aids, Adv Horse Care.