English Riding Lessons and Home-School Courses at Fox School of Horsemanship (Up to 52% Off). Five Options.

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Pony lessons for youngsters, English riding lessons for older kids and adults, and hands-on horsemanship lessons for home-school students

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Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Must sign waiver. Subject to availability. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Call to schedule lesson. 24hr cancellation notice required. Helmets required; merchant will supply for riders upon arrival. Must be 8 or older for Basic lessons. Pony Pals lessons valid for ages 4-7. Homeschool Horsemanship only available for children in homeschooling; classes scheduled during public school hours. 195lb weight max. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Five Options

  • $20 for one basic 60-minute English horse-riding lesson for ages 8 and older ($40 value)
  • $58 for three basic 60-minute English horse-riding lessons for ages 8 and older ($120 value)
  • $12 for one 30-minute Pony Pals riding lesson for ages 4–7 ($25 value)
  • $60 for a six-week home-school horsemanship course for one ($120 value)
  • $105 for a six-week home-school horsemanship course for two family members ($220 value)

The home-school course includes weekly two-hour classes that don’t involve riding, but do teach students how to care for horses.

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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    Big Creek

    19501 South State Route 291

    Pleasant Hill, MO 64080

    +18168081374

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