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Lesson Placement

Please register for the course most appropriate to your experience and ability level. Discuss course selection as needed by contacting ecstables@earlham.edu or the Lesson Coordinator directly. The following table outlines what you can expect from your riding lesson course according to your experience.

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have never ridden or have done a few guided trail rides or pony rides AWPE 171 —
Riding Lessons I:
learn to catch, groom and tack up a horse safely; mount and dismount; move, stop, and steer while mounted; begin the posting trot.
can catch, groom, and tack up a horse safely with some assistance; know how to mount and dismount; know how to stop, go, and steer reliably at the walk AWPE 172 —
Riding Lessons II:
Advanced Beginner
develop proficiency in horse care; develop balance in the posting trot; improve accuracy in changing speed and direction.
are confident in preparing a horse to be ridden and well-balanced at the posting trot AWPE 173 —
Riding Lessons III:
perfect the two-point trot; begin and develop cantering.
are confident and well-balanced at all gaits AWPE 174 —
Riding Lessons IV:
Beginning Jumping
develop finesse in all gaits; begin to develop finesse in all gaits and begin to learn safe jumping techniques.
are confident and well-balanced at all gaits, and have some experience jumping AWPE 175 —
Riding Lessons V:
Advanced Jumping
develop finesse in all gaits and continue to develop  safe jumping techniques.
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