We offer lessons to all ages and
levels on our safe and well-trained lesson horses.
We provide the following type
~ Basic Riding
~ Tack and equipment
~ Grooming and care of the horse
~ Equine Behavior
Our lessons include basic horsemanship:
grooming and tacking up of the horse before
the ride and untacking and grooming of the horse
at the end of the ride.
We do have lesson ponies and horses
for beginning to intermediate riders who do
not yet have their own horse. We do offer services
in helping purchase a horse or pony or finding
an appropriate lease on a horse or pony for
those who are interested.
Riding time for beginners is approximately
30 minutes with approximately 15 minutes before
the lesson for grooming and tacking up and 15
minutes post lesson for untacking and grooming
All times listed below include
the preparation/tacking up and untacking of
the ponies. Ride times vary, but are usually
between 30 and 40 minutes.
NOTE THAT SCHEDULED LESSONS REQUIRE A 24-HOUR
CANCELLATION OR WILL HAVE A $25 CHARGE APPLIED.
1 hour lesson on lesson horse (riding
time is 1/2 hour):
45 minute lesson on lesson horse:
(riding time is approximately 20-25 minutes)
45 minute lesson on your own horse:
(full 45 minute riding time)
1/2 hour child leadline lesson:
of 4 private 1 hour lessons (30 minute
MUST be used within 5 weeks time. Make-up
lessons are scheduled as available.
& SIBLING RIDES:
have many requests for new riders to ride
with a friend or sibling. Brand new riders
are required to take a private lesson,
however we realize that there are time
considerations for families. We offer
a 1.5 hour private lesson for new riders
where for the first few lessons the child
splits the ride time on one pony. This
enables us to give them the one on one
attention each child needs within the
time constraints fitting most families.
hour semi-private using one lesson pony:
*$50 Per Child
- Ride time approx. 30 min. per child
also offer a special Trail Ride
Lesson for those currently enrolled
in our lesson program. Riders must have
mastered basic safety and horsemanship.
Riders will meet us at our destination
trail ride in Livermore and enjoy a beautiful
ride among the trees and enjoy the countryside.
Riders will be instructed on trail safety
and ride at an appropriate pace. Actual
ride time is approximately 45 minutes.
for the 1/2 hour session
run 1/2 hour and include grooming the
pony with Mom or Dad and a short leadline
with Mom and Dad and a safe and fun introduction
Very fun for the
Children must wear boots with
a heel and long pants.
Please wear a boot with a 1"
heel, long pants and appropriate shirt. Starlight
Farms provides and requires the use of a SEI/ATSM
Safety Helmet for riding. We do provide helmets
of various sizes, however, we do recommend that
riders continuing on in riding purchase their
All visiting children and adults
must sign a waiver,
even when not riding.
All children not enrolled
in the lesson program must be attended to at
all times by the parent/guardian.
Please contact us for an appointment
to come meet with us and see our facility!
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