LESSONS & TRAINING

Available from 6 years to adults

At My Place

Bringing your horse to us provides you a safe opportunity to expose your horse to new environments. Research shows that it can take on average 5 different exposures before a horse can generalise his/her learning. Easy access and exit points (no reversing needed!) of the property with your float, a safe and secure area to get ready, plus toilets are all available for your use. Secure arena and round yard available, with the option of mixing up sessions for maximum testing of responses. 

 

Without your own horse, come and meet one of our lovable school masters ready to teach you. Using a simple process of assessing your level and needs, each session is pitched to suit you, systematically building on your growth with each session - whether that be in gaining more confidence, more skill, or more knowledge on training. Ridden and handling sessions are catered for.  

Private lessons are:

30 minutes for $40

45 minutes for $60

60 minutes for $80

Shared lessons, for independent riders only:

45 minutes for $40 each rider

60 minutes @ $50 each rider 

Please note: as of June 2020 we are at full capacity for beginner riders and can only accommodate independent riders or those riders with their own horses. 

At Your Place

Let lessons come to you! Lessons in the comfort of your home allow for coaches to see your horse/pony in their comfort zone. Here we can target particular goals or issues, using the principles of Equitation Science. Getting the basic's right will benefit all future training.

Lessons are:

45 minutes for $60 + a travel fee

60 minutes for $80 + a travel fee

Pony Club Certificates

New for 2020!

ESC is now an Accredited Pony Club Centre!

What this means for you?

Riders can join our program that delivers the Pony Club syllabus using our horses and ponies. You do not have to own your own horse and instead get to move through your Pony Club Certificates with one of ours. 

This can give you and/or your child:

- Valuable experience with safe and reliable ponies and horses

- Knowledge of horse care that sets you up to own your own pony/horse

- A syllabus that has proven results for 80 years at progressing riders through their skill level

- New friends and connections

Lessons are run privately or shared (for independent riders). 

Contact us to find out more.

Foundation Training

Starting a youngster under saddle ("breaking in")

"If the foundation is firm the building can withstand calamities"

B.K.S Iyengar (yoga teacher)

The journey of horse ownership is not always a smooth ride. When you breed or purchase a young horse, you want to know that they have a strong foundation to ensure success for the future, whether that is a trail horse, pony club pony or competition horse.


A horse that has been started using the principles of Equitation Science has been proven to be calm, responsive and successful on their journey. Select the link below to find out more about the 10 Principles of Equitation Science. 

Here at ESC, we are fierce advocates for training that encourages positive associations between handler and horse. The horse is progressed through the foundation responses of GO, STOP and TURN step-by-step, without hurry. 

The time it takes for each horse will vary. You will always be provided with an honest assessment about the progress at each given stage. 


Working with the owner is a priority. You will have the toolkit of the training principles to take home with you and your horse, knowing for sure that you can continue the training.

Follow-up sessions are recommended to keep horses tuned up and progressing successfully. 

Prices vary. Youngsters can stay at ESC or I can travel to you daily for sessions.

Contact us to find out more.

Back in the Saddle
or
Trying a New Skill

Confidence Building

Lessons for those getting 'back in the saddle' or wanting to try horse-riding are also available. With a gentle approach, riders dictate the pace (literally!) in sessions. Perfect for those who have always dreamed of horse-riding, those who may have lost their confidence or those who have been out of riding for a period of time. No 'level' is too low...your needs will be listened to. Putting a plan in place is completed together and sessions adjusted as needed. Flexibility for each rider is our specialty - no two horses are the same, no two people are the same...so why would sessions be the same? We can work on any mindset issues that might be holding you back and give you some real strategies to help you feel more secure in the saddle and confidence to reach your potential.

Lessons are:

30 minutes for $40

45 minutes for $60

60 minutes for $80

Individual Riding Plans

Individual Goals

When planning sessions together, we can develop a sequential program that covers all goals and areas for your riding. It may be improving riding and the responses from the horse/pony. It may be more about you and your mindset. Whatever the focus, creating a thorough training plan will ensure we achieve the goals you  have in mind. The principles of Equitation Science are applied for all 10 Basic Responses to achieve light and responsive horses.  Any challenges can be addressed and worked through with a systematic plan of action.

Re-training

Developing Your Toolkit

If you are feeling like a problem situation isn't improving or is in fact beginning to escalate, then our re-training program is the answer. Together we can assess the situation and put forward a plan of action to re-train your horse or pony using the simple, but effective, principles of learning theory.

Lessons are: 

1 hour rate at $100

These sessions include a thorough assessment of your horse/pony in relation to the shaping scale, developed by Dr Andrew McLean and Manuela McLean. Please see below link for more information. 

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