Beginner Horse Riding Lessons
At Gooromon Park, we specialise in teaching beginner horse riding lessons to riders aged from 6 – 60 years old.
We believe that riding skills are best taught initially in a one-on-one situation. Doing so allows the instructor to address the individual’s needs and concerns.
Learn to Ride a Horse at Gooromon Park
At Gooromon Park, our students gain confidence and learn at their own pace, making learning a new skill a fun and memorable experience! Once the instructor feels the student is confident and has developed the basic skills, they’ll continue to learn how to ride a horse among a small group of up to six. This group will consist of learners who are similar in both age and skill level.
Students then progress through Gooromon Park’s graded group syllabus, learning many new riding skills, including dressage, jumping, games, eventing and trail riding. Adult beginners follow a similar course specially tailored to meet the needs of a new adult rider.
- Monday: 4 pm – 8 pm
- Tuesday: 4 pm – 8 pm
- Wednesday: 4 pm – 8 pm
- Thursday: 4 pm – 8 pm
- Saturday: 9 am – 4 pm
Frequently Asked Questions About Our Beginner Horse Riding Lessons
What do I wear?
We recommend dressing comfortably. Long pants are a must, but please do not wear jeans as they can irritate your skin. We also recommend wearing a long-sleeve shirt or t-shirt. Please do not wear a singlet. Closed-in shoes are a must, and we’ll provide a helmet for you. If you’re unsure about appropriate attire, get in touch with us, and we’ll be more willing to assist you with your needs.
Do I need to be familiar with horses?
No, not at all! Our beginner horse riding lessons are for just that: beginners. Whether you’ve spent some time with horses are none at all, you are welcome to learn with us here at Gooromon Park.
How regularly should I have a lesson?
We always encourage our students to learn at their own pace. That said, to feel more and more comfortable in your horse riding capabilities, we recommend attending lessons at least once a week.
After my 5 lesson beginner package when am I ready to join a group?
At the end of the fifth lesson your instructor will decide if your ready to ride in a group.
Your ready to join a group if you can:
- untie/ tie up the reins and lead the horse to/from the arena with minimal assistance
- maintain an upright and balanced position at the walk, sitting, and rising trot
- maintain an upright and reasonably balanced position at the walk, sitting, and rising trot with support from the neck strap
- understand how to start, stop and turn the horse in the walk
- ride some transitions from walk to trot to walk relatively independently from the instructor and managed to keep an upright seat
- feels reasonably confident around the horses both on the ground and on while riding
The instructor should advise you or your parents at the end of lesson 5. In some circumstances, if these skills cannot be performed confidently in a safe manner some more private lessons may be required.