Lessons

Lessons

Our two full-time knowledgeable and experienced instructors provide lessons in Hunter/Jumper riding with an emphasis on balanced, safe, and correct riding. If you do not have a horse/pony of your own, we can provide calm and experienced lesson horses and ponies to accommodate all riding levels.
As active participants on the Dallas Hunter Jumper Scholarship Circuit and the USHJA/USEF ‘A’ & ‘AA’ Horse Show Circuit; we travel throughout Texas, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and Colorado. We look forward to sharing this world of self-confidence, poise, camaraderie and personal growth with you.

Our 45 – 60 Minute Lessons, only $45

Beginner riders are led through the process of preparing a horse for riding. Together you’ll learn how to warm up, and how to properly care for them after riding. As riders advance, they will skillfully do these things independently before each lesson begins so that instruction may be focused on developing other skills. Students will progress at the instructor’s discretion.

Lesson guidelines are in place for the safety of the rider and common courtesy of our professionals

  • Cancellations are to be provided 24 hours in advance to avoid a fee
  • Novice riders are to arrive 5-10 minutes prior to the lesson, ready to go
  • Once able to prepare horse/pony independently, arrive 30-45 minutes prior to start time
  • Be properly dressed and prepared at the scheduled time of your lesson
  • Be attentive to the instructor, express concerns and communicate
  • Hair should always be pulled back neat and tidy
  • No chewing gum or candy
  • Dress appropriately for weather (sunscreen in summer, layers in cooler months)
  • Bring a water bottle to stay hydrated
  • Always take proper care of horse/pony, tack, and other equipment being used
  • Ask questions
  • Attire

    Proper lesson attire helps to keep you comfortable and safe. If you are unsure of what to wear or purchase, we are happy to answer any questions and help you find just the right gear. Take care to keep your gear handy and in good working order so it is always available to do its job.

    Boots with ½” heel: New students may wear cowboy boots or any other type of boot with a ½” heel. Once the decision has been made to attend lessons regularly proper riding boots are strongly recommended. We suggest tall boots, paddock boots with half chaps, or paddock boots. Younger riders do best with boots with garter straps.

    Tops: Shirts should be neatly tucked in and not overly baggy allowing the instructor to easily see the rider’s form. Any loose or moving extra fabric can be very distracting to the horse or pony. Please do not wear collarless tank tops or sports bra-type shirts. Collared shirts are highly encouraged. During colder months please be sure to have a properly fitted jacket/coat/vest that is no longer than the waist and is zipped. Dress in layers so that as you warm up you can shed them as necessary to keep you comfortable.

    Long Pants: Students should wear long, comfortable pants or jeans for their riding lessons. If you intend to ride regularly it is recommended that you invest in proper riding breeches/jodhpurs.

    Helmet: Peirce Equestrian provides ASTM certified helmets for new students to use. After several lessons we encourage students to purchase their own helmet and keep it with your other gear.

    Accessories: Keep it simple. Safety dictates that no dangling earrings, long necklaces, large hair bows, or hard head bands be worn in lessons. These items make injury much more likely in case of a fall. Riding gloves are also helpful to keep hold of the reins and to protect your hands. Wear a belt If your breeches or jodhpurs have belt loops.