Lesson Availability: All lesson slots are currently filled.
Please contact Saebra.p@Hooffallsandfootfalls.com if you have questions about the lesson program and/or would like to be placed on a waitlist.
- 60 minute private lesson- $55
- Standard lesson length for students ages 6+.
- Includes groundwork, riding, or other equine activiets at the discretion of the instructor.
- 30 minute private lesson- $35
- 30 minute lesson are only available to students who are not able to participate in a full 60 minute lesson due to age, physical stamina, attention span, etc.
- May include groundwork, riding, or other equine activiets at the discretion of the instructor.
Private vs. Semi-Private Lessons: All students must begin in private lessons. Semi-private lessons are not offered until students are able to safely walk and trot independently. Semi-private lesson availability is also dependent on horses, tack, and available classmates.
Weekly Lessons– Students must commit to weekly lessons. We are unable to offer every-other-week lessons, lesson time share between siblings, etc. as there is a strict cap on number of individual students in Saebra’s program.
- Lessons are billed at the beginning of each month and must be paid in full by the end of the first lesson of each month.
- Payment options:
- PayPal (3% online convenience fee added to invoice total)
- Credit Card or Bank Transfer (3% online convenience fee added to invoice total)
- ESA- Hoof Falls & Footfalls is an approved vendor ($1/30 min lesson and $2/60 min lesson added for billing and administration)
- Lessons cancelled by students are not eligible for credit and unable to be rescheduled due to how full the HF&F lesson program is. Lesson payment reserves your student’s spot in the program as there a limited spaces that are in high demand. This policy also helps keep pricing at a competitive, affordable rate and helps limit price increases program-wide despite increasing price of operating (hay, farrier, insurance, etc.). Students must notify instructor if they will be absent so we can plan accordingly. Failure to notify instructor may result in reevaluation of enrolment.
- Late arrival of a student does not move the set ending time of a lesson as this will impact lesson times falling after the late arrival.
- Excessive cancelation or late arrivals may be cause for reevaluation of if the HF&F lesson program and format is a good fit for the student. More than 1 no-call/no-show in a 6 month period may cause may be cause for reevaluation of enrollment in the HF&F lesson program.
- Lessons cancelled by instructor will be rescheduled or given as a credit during the next month’s lesson invoice.
- Weather related: If a mounted lesson is unsafe due to weather the lesson may be adjusted to teach tack cleaning, equine management skills, etc. Non-mounted lessons are charged at the same rate as mounted lessons.
- Instructor occasionally travels to teach clinics in the EAS industry. Advanced notice will be given to students and if your lesson day/time is impacted an effort to reschedule the lesson will be made.
- Holiday break weeks are not charged (see yearly lesson calendar).
- Hair– Hair must be pulled back into a low ponytail or braid during the entirety of the lesson. Hair that is not pulled back can get easily caught on tack or equipment and may result in injury. Loose hair may also obstruct the vision of the student and cause safety issues.
- Pants– Long pants are required. Yoga and/or sweatpants material are highly discouraged as they can be slippery on a leather saddle. Jeans, khakis, riding pants/breeches, etc. are encouraged.
- Shirts– Must fully cover chest and abdomen. Overly big shirts are discouraged as it is difficult for the instructor to see the posture and alignment of student’s body through an extremely loose shirt. Lighter colored material is encouraged during warmer months.
- Shoes– Close toed shoes are required (closed toed= supportive sneaker, hiking boot, riding boot, etc. Converse, dress shoes, etc., are not acceptable “close toed” barn shoes.). Once students progress to trot work they are encouraged to wear appropriate riding boots AND half chaps. Note that foot ware may have an impact on student progress while doing more complex/ involved riding skills. Please talk to instructor for more information.
- Half Chaps– Will be required for students once they have progressed to trot work. Check out the Ovation, TuffRider, or Horze brands. Students must wear half-chaps for trot lessons.
- Helmets– Helmets are required to be worn during mounted activities. Loaner helmets are available but students are encouraged to purchase their own if they plan on participating long-term in equine activities. Please see instructor for assistance in choosing sizing/brand before purchasing your own. Ovation is the brand of most loaners at HF&F.
- Jewelry– Dangly earrings may not be worn during lessons. It is highly recommended that stud earrings, necklaces, bracelets, etc. are not worn during lessons as they may break and or get caught on tack and equipment. Students may be asked to remove loose or bulky necklaces or bracelets for safety reasons.
Tip: Helmets, half-chaps, and boots make a great birthday or Christmas present!
About the Program
Instructor Saebra Pipoly (click for bio & certifications) offers an “inclusive” riding and horsemanship program for students ages 4+. This program focuses on instilling and reinforcing a solid foundation of groundwork and riding skills so students can progress in a safe, yet challenging manner.
What is an “inclusive” riding and horsemanship program? An inclusive program offers groundwork and mounted lessons that may be considered either “traditional” or “adaptive/therapeutic”. Lessons may be labeled as “traditional” or “adaptive/therapeutic” for billing purposes but what you see in the barn are equine activities where students are learning, growing, and thriving alongside their equine partners! Saebra takes great care in adapting lesson content and delivery, tack, assigned horses, etc. to match how each individual student learns and progresses.