Aehdan Training

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In a Nutshell

Experienced trainer teaches students to confidently get behind the reigns of a horse

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Aug 31, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Not valid for customers who have taken lessons in the past 12 months. Must sign waiver. Reservation required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Lessons must be used by the same person. All lessons must be redeemed in full by same customer within 6 weeks of semester start date. Voucher can be used for semester lessons starting 3/16, 4/27, 6/08, 7/20, & 8/31. Two-hour cancellation notice required or scheduled class will be forfeited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Three Options

  • $73 for two one-hour horseback riding lessons ($140 value)
  • $142 for four one-hour horseback riding lessons ($280 value)
  • $188 for six one-hour horseback riding lessons ($420 value)

The one-hour weekly lessons, held across two, four, or six consecutive weeks, include 30 minutes of on-horse time and 30 minutes of horsemanship. This deal is valid for sessions beginning March 16, April 27, June 8, July 20, and August 31. Click here to see the schedule.

English Horseback Riding: From Cavalry to Country Club

Horseback-riding lessons can focus on the English style. Read on to learn more about the style’s unique qualities and history.

Though practiced in competition and for pleasure all over the world today, English-style horseback riding originates with the traditions of the European military cavalry. As such, english riders tend to ride horses that are larger than their American counterparts (who mostly practice a style known as Western riding) and trained to be much more obedient—invaluable traits on the battlefield and in the competition arena. Riders traditionally don a hunting cap or helmet, a fitted jacket, breeches, and tall boots before clambering into the saddle—built smaller and lighter than Western saddles to give the horse more freedom of movement and closer contact with the person. Textbook english equestrians sit tall and straight, directly keeping firm control of the horse with the reins. English riders also “post the trot,” rising from the saddle slightly to avoid the gait’s often uncomfortable bounces.

The English style appears on the world stage in both judged and nonjudged competition. Depending on the event, riders negotiate a series of balletic movements or obstacles while judges assess the horse’s obedience, responsiveness to the rider’s cues, and agility—attributes that complement the sport’s time-honored emphasis on elegance and decorum. Nonjudged sports include classic horse racing and polo, which uses english tacking and features some elements of the style.


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