To start lessons all students must have:
*Pants or Leggings
*Boots With A Heel
Please do not buy a fancy color helmet. Each student will be given a cloth helmet cover, and at the end of Spring we will have an optional exhibition day where everyone (Adult & kid students) can invite their friends and loved ones to come watch them take and hopefully pass their skills test. If they pass their skills test, the student is presented with the next cloth helmet cover color. ( kind of like a different color belt in a martial arts class) This is an awesome way for a student to celebrate how far that they have come and feel a real sense of earned accomplishment. The students are not competing against each other; they will work to advance their own specific skills and celebrate their progress.
Another added bonus to passing the level one skill test is that they can progress on to full hour group classes at the same price as the 30-minute private lesson subscription. Group Lessons are super fun because you get to build bonds with other riders in an inherently socially distant manner - because you are all on horses.
You can buy your helmet at:
online @ State line Tack https://tinyurl.com/2zzmwl8q
In-person or Online @ Tractor Supply https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/troxel-spirit-all-purpose-helmet?cm_vc=-10005
In-person @ Jackson’s Western Wear in Asheville near Westgate Shopping Center.
One side note about Jackson's: the owners at Jackson’s do not wear masks and they do not require that their patrons wear masks. They are very nice though.
These are all pieces of safety gear. Here is how each piece protects the rider:
I always prefer to know the why behind things.