From Our Editors
At South Shore Equestrian Center, students of all skill levels trot atop well-trained steeds during private, semiprivate, and group lessons. Before lessons, an instructor pairs each student with an appropriate horse, usually the one that perches on the student's outstretched arm. Then, the instructor—who is licensed, insured, and possesses more than 20 years of experience—walks the class through the basics of horsemanship including feeding, handling, brushing and grooming, riding, jumping, and showing. Subsequent lessons delve deeper into different riding styles such as English hunt seat and Western horse thief.
South Shore Equestrian Center houses a riding ring, field, and sandy practice corrals to give students a more comprehensive and realistic sense of how it feels to ride. The training staff leads more advanced sessions for serious riders, as well as horse-lease programs and discounted practice ride sessions for students who wish to compete and travel without personally owning a horse.