SmoothRide4u Student Requirements

Happy Horses. Happy Riders.
Achieve Harmony between Gaited Horse and Rider.

All Students

  • Bring a correct fit protective riding safety helmet
  • Bring riding boots with a low flat heel
  • Fill out the Student Information form and return
  • Read North Carolina's Horse Liability Law; read and sign Gracewood's Liability Release form and return
  • Set up orientation meeting/discussion prior to first lesson by phone or in person
  • Set up a Lesson appointment by email.

Youth Students

  • The desire to ride
  • Muscle strength in the legs to hold the proper position in the saddle
  • The balance to remain on the horse
  • The ability to understand instructions and follow directions
  • Sufficient attention span for instruction
  • Neck muscles strong enough to support a fitted certified protective helmet
  • Age 8 and over and upon approval

Read the student requirements, safety articles, complete and submit the required student forms. You may wish to check the weather forecast if your lesson planned is within a week's time for possible scheduling conflict due to rain, snow, freezing temps, extreme heat, or high winds, and can reschedule at a safer time. Private student lessons are scheduled by appointment. Please contact Lynn Gallup by email to plan your lesson for best times.

Therapeutic for your body, relaxing on your mind and rejuvenating for your spirit ...

Experience the smoothest ride with Gracewood's Paso Fino horses. Schedule a visit for a test ride, plan for a horsemanship riding lesson or simply come meet the horses. We are located in central North Carolina near Raleigh. Email us.

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