Silver Spurs Horseback Riding School instructors encourage our riders to have fun and let go of daily stresses while learning how to care for and ride a horse.
In a fun and healthy environment, riders learn respect, responsibility, self esteem, patience, kindness, self confidence, how to rely on their instincts, common sense and so much more!
Instruction will include, but not be limited to the following:
And that's just the beginning . . .
In general, horseback riding classes last one hour. Obviously, SSRS instructors have to try to stay on a time schedule out of consideration for other riders, however, if a student or horse is in the middle of learning something important, SSRS instructors will not stop class until we are at a point where stopping will leave the student, and/or horse with a sense of accomplishment.
SSRS instructors will make every effort to group horseback riding students with others of like age and horse riding skills. We have found (and highly recommend) that students have others in their class. It seems to take a lot of the fear out of riding in the beginning and lends a small sense of healthy competition as the rider progresses. Riding students become the best of friends and look forward to their time together!
There are occasions when SSRS instructors will do different things for class that will require all riders being together if possible. IE: Host our own playday, have a barn clean-up day (we feel it is important that students learn that having a horse involves a good deal of hard work too), traveling to horse related events SSRS instructors feel they would gain from seeing, etc. These special days will be treated just like a class day and you will pay the same amount, even though some of these events may take most of the day.
Just as you get paid, SSRS instructors must get paid too or our school will not be successful. However, we've tried to make it as convenient as possible and after 20 years, our parents and students are still quite happy with the way we do things.
For your convenience horseback riding classes may be paid for each week when you arrive at class. Payment is due regardless of whether riders attend class. Classes cancelled for any reason, whether by SSRS or student, except for the following, will be rescheduled: Rider too tired or simply chooses not to attend class, failure to notify SSRS that student won’t be attending, failure to notify SSRS of conflict prior to class time.
If you need to cancel, we make every effort to find another day that you can make up that class.
SSRS charges only $45 per class, due the day of class. The standard rate for classes in the metroplex is $65. At SSRS, we make every effort to keep our fees as low as possible so as many people as possible can enjoy the sport of horseback riding.