Kids ages four through six can enroll in Texas tots, a horsemanship class designed for little ones. Kids will meet real horses and have the opportunity to learn while having fun as big as Texas. Classes will be held from 10-11 a.m. Saturdays, April 5-26, register by March 15 and save with early bird $59 registration (increases to $65 after that).
Children ages six and up can enroll for beginning horsemanship and learn basic horsemanship skills including safety, grooming, tacking, horse anatomy and basic horse care. This class is offered from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, April 15-May 20, register by March 25 and save with early bird $89 registration (increases to $98 after that).
Beginner rider I is for anyone six and older who have taken beginning horsemanship or have some previous riding experience. Students will groom and tack and learn english or western riding techniques. This class is being offered from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays, April 14-May 19, and from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, April 15-May 20, Register by March 24 to receive early bird discount of $129.
Beginner rider II is for kids six and up who have taken beginning horsemanship and rider I, or with previous riding experience. The majority of class will include practicing balance and learning gaits. This class is offered from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays, April 14-May 19, and from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, April 15-May 20, Register by March 24 to receive early bird discount of $149.
If you are all grown-up but never got to learn to ride like you wanted to as a child, then now is the time. adult beginning horsemanship will be held from 7-8 p.m. on Thursdays, April 3-24. Register by March 13 for the Early Bird fee of $119.
All classes are held at Sunset Trails Stables on Ranson Road. Hard soled shoes and long pants must be worn for each of these classes. To register for any of these classes go to www.lsparks.net or call 816-969-1500. Visa, MasterCard and Discover accepted.