Horsemanship l and II
This class is designed for the beginner riders. Skills will be introduced and practiced in a small group setting. Participants will learn how to safely put on a halter and lead a horse. They will learn how to groom, and basic hoof care. They learn horse anatomy and equine vocabulary as they learn how to put the saddle and bridle on the horse. Riding is done on well-mannered school horses. Balance Seat english riding is taught.
4pm – 5:30pm Thursday April 18, 25, May 2, 9, $175 / 4 week session
Horsemanship Session II
This class will build on skills learned in Session 1, but students do not have to have taken session 1 to attend. There is lots of overlap and new vocabulary and exercises will be introduced at each individuals pace. Students will learn how to groom and tack up their horse. They will learn how, or practice, the skill of mounting the horse and will be instructed how to control/ride the horse. Each student advances at their own pace. I put a lot attention on doing it correctly so they learn how to balance their weight on the horse as the horse moves under them.
4pm – 5:30pm Thursday May 23, 30, June 6, 13 $175 / 4 week session
1. Helmets are required and available at farm or bring your own.
2. Please bring or wear long pants and a boot with a small heel is best. (no sneakers)
3. Bringing a drink, sun block and bug spray are suggested.
Classes open to ages 6 and above, everyone welcome
Amy Gage owns Heald Street Horse Farm located in Pepperell Massachusetts. She is a lifelong equestrian starting at age 6 with her 1st pony “Dusty” in Virginia. She had a ‘cowboy’ start no saddle for several years! At age 10 her family moved across the pond to the UK, where the “cowboy” was molded into a proper english equestrian! Early graduation from high school in London gave her time to study with the British Horse Society at Windmill Hill Riding Academy where she received intense training and achieved the Assistant Instructors Certification, the 1st leg of a comprehensive instructor training program. Returning to the US she attended Northeastern University, Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists and UMass- Boston where she received BS with minor in secondary Education and certification Dental Hygiene. She splits her time as an RDH, licensed MA Riding Instructor, and Farm Manager. She has been teaching all ages how to ride english for 23 years, specializing in beginner and intermediate riders. She teaches how to work safely and confidently with horses.
Her focus in not on the show ring but loves to spend time trail riding in the Green Mountains of Vermont or beaches in Maine!