Everyone is taking his own horse from the fields. You are going to brush and saddle your horse, so you can make contact with the horse and to get used to each other. Of course we help when needed.
The lesson begins with an explanation of all the obstacles in the extreme trail park and why it is important to do this sort of thing with your horse. Those obstacles are good training obstacles that you can find in the forests and in nature.
It always starts from the ground; you walk with your horse and you lead him through all the obstacles. So you’ll get a connection and teach the horse to trust you as his leader. It is very important that you can safely test/train how to take (difficult) obstacles before you are on the horseback.
Once everything goes well you can try all the obstacles on the horseback. Obstacles which you didn’t manage to do with your horse from the ground, should not be taken while riding. Apparently there is not (yet) enough trust between rider and horse for those difficult obstacles.
Price per person
Sek 350 (group lesson)
2-2,5 hours activity with one hour in trail park and including introduction.
Maximum 90 kg and at least 140 cm high
Horsemanship + extreme trails and routes combination including lunch
Every Monday in July and August we offer a special combination of western riding, horsemanship lesson and the Extreme Trail Park.
The day starts at 10.00 am with information about the life in the herd, the various characters of the horses and how to safely enter the herd. You will be made aware of your own body language and the horse’s body language. We also do different exercises, with each other and with the horses.
You’ll learn to make contact with the horses and you learn how you should have respect for the horses’ space but also how you should tell the horses to have respect for your own space. After that you’ll get assigned a horse that fits your experience.
First you’re going to brush your horse and then we will start with some ground work with horsemanship components and we’re going to use the obstacles in the Extreme trail park. Also here we work from the ground with the horse, so he learns to trust you and you may experience how you can safely take (difficult) obstacles together.
After lunch, outside by the campfire, you’ll get an explanation about how we saddle the horses and there is an introduction to the western riding.
After this, we’ll go to the extreme trail park and we try to take the obstacles now in the saddle.
The obstacles which you couldn’t do with your horse from the ground, should not be taken while riding. Apparently there is not enough trust (yet) between rider and horse to take those difficult obstacles.
An interesting and instructing day for all levels of riders and a good start for multiple activities at the ranch.
Price per person 950 Sek (minimum 4 participants)
Activity from 10.00 to 17.00 including lunch, 4 hours working with horses including introduction
For all horse activities:
You’ll go together with the guide into the field to get your own horse, brush your horse and help with the saddle. So you can already make contact and get used to your horse.It is for both rider and horse more relaxed if you do this yourself.
After saddling everyone gets information about the western riding so that you know the basics before you get a lesson or go outside. You learn to stear with your legs and weight and learn neck reining, stearing through the neck. All the ranch horses are ridden without a bridle!
Wearing a riding helmet is required. Everyone should also sign an own risk form before joining an activity.
There are enough caps/helmets, chaps, wax jackets and saddle bags at the ranch that you can borrow.