Silver Springs 
Farm and Gardens

Farm and Gardens

Horse Riding Lessons

Beginner/Basics Horse Riding Lessons

It is scientifically proven, that horses are therapeutic for humans. The human learns to build a bond of trust, and leadership with the horse. The therapy of leading a 1,200-lb. animal as you ride as one, the human learns more about themselves as the horse and human relationship begins. We learn more about trust, loyalty, selflessness, care, leadership, control, communication, respect, and patience within ourselves, as we work and learn with the horses. These virtues are important for us all as humans, as we continue this ride called “life.”


My riding lessons are compared to western pleasure riding, and the program is designed to teach a new rider the connection of the horse and human relationship, the safe and appropriate practices of riding, and the importance of leadership with this practice.


My horses are gaited breeds, I have Tennessee Walking, and Spotted Saddle Horses. Gaited horses are horse breeds that have selective breeding for natural gaited tendencies, that is, the ability to perform one of the smooth-to-ride, intermediate speed, four-beat horse gaits, collectively referred to as ambling gaits. This is an advantage to the student which will learn to transition from the walk, to trot, and then canter/lope. Learning to ride with this type breed of horse, helps to create an excellent rider.


You will learn from the ground up, the connection, comfort, communication, control, and at the completion of this program you will be riding with confidence.


I look forward to meeting you and introducing you to the horses.


 Happy Trails, 


Kelly O’Neal Creel

CPR; BLS Certifications

Silver Springs Farm and Gardens

Programs Offered


Beginner Basics= 7.5 Hr. Program and 15 Hr. Program

Beginner Basics Youth= 8.5 Hr. program

Guided Ride= For riders who have had lessons with riding experience, and are able to saddle the horse on their own.


What the student will need:

  1. Riding Pants/leggings, or Jeans. (no shorts)
  2. Boots- (steel toe/waterproof recommended but not mandatory)
  3. Helmet is optional but encouraged for younger and older students.
  4. Personal Saddle is recommended (but not mandatory, those without saddles will be fitted with a saddle to use during lessons)

What I will need before or during First lesson/session:


1- The first lesson is the student's assessment lesson; student provides the

 instructor with their personal/health, and riding history. (if any)

 

2- A liability waiver must be signed by student or student’s parents (if minor).


3- Photo/Video Release