The cost of instruction, $30.00 per hour group lesson or 1/2 hour private lesson, covers knowledge of the horse as well as how to properly care for and ride a horse.
You may pay by the month or by the lesson. Rosewood Farm accepts payments by check, cash, and gift certificates only. If you choose to pay by check, please write the lesson dates on the checks for your records.
Practice Rides (students only): $20
Note: In case of inclement weather, please call to check on the status of your lesson. If you need to miss a lesson please let us know. You can skip a week or reschedule for another time. If you do not call and cancel your lesson and we have a horse waiting for you, you will be charged a "no show" fee.
Scheduled weekly lessons are offered for ages 7 and up and last up to two hours.
You should arrive 30 minutes before your lesson time to get your horse ready.
You will be mounted for about an hour, and after the lesson it will take 30 minutes to take care of your horse.
Correct riding attire is mandatory. It is for your safety that you wear a hard-soled shoe with a small heel. Paddock boots or tall boots are preferred but a small pair of hiking boots will do until you are able to buy a pair of riding boots. Tennis shoes and sneakers are not allowed for riding. Long pants, stretch pants, chaps, breeches, and jodphurs are ideal.
An ASTM/SEI approved helmet is required for all riders. We have several approved school helmets in different sizes for you to borrow in your first few lessons, but then it is strongly recommended that you buy your own for a better and more secure fit to your head. A bike helmet is not designed for horseback riding.
Please call us if you have questions about where to buy riding clothes locally.