Parents & New Customer Information
What to Bring: For the initial lesson closed toed shoes such as sneakers (no fashion boots, please) and long pants are required. Helmets are required for all riders every ride. Students may wear a well fitted bicycle helmet or use a riding helmet provided by the stable. Paddock or jodhpur boots and saddleseat riding pants (known as Kentucky jodphurs) or long riding tights are encouraged but not required for the first lesson. After the first lesson students are required to have a pair of riding boots with a heel for safety purposes. Tall or crew socks (no low-cut socks) are highly recommended with riding boots, and gloves are recommended as well. All riders must bring a completed liability waiver to their first lesson:
What to Expect: Safety is the primary concern at Blue Moon Stables, so that is always where the first lesson begins. After the safety orientation the fun begins with a tour of the farm and an explanation of the most important things to know about being around horses. The student will have the opportunity to meet some of the horses and familiarize themselves with their lesson horse for the day before getting into the saddle for the first time. Each riding lesson is based on the individual rider and will vary greatly among riders. Afterward, the riders are encouraged to help in grooming their horse and putting away their equipment. Of course, each lesson ends with the most important part-a treat for the horse!
Where to Shop: You can find great examples of riding pants, boots, gloves and helmets at these websites: hartmeyer.com, statelinetack.com, and nationalbridle.com. There are several on-line consignment shops as well: shopcommotion.com, thepatchworkpony.shoprw.com and thegoodhabitonline.com.