Our lesson program at Santa Maria Valley Equestrian Center is designed to assist riders of all abilities and ages in reaching their horsemanship goals. Whether it is a child’s first lesson, an adults first time back in the saddle since childhood or an experienced rider preparing for their next event SMVEC focuses on a strong foundation for all riders.
We start by working one on one with the student. Showing them horse safety followed by how to properly care for their horse, grooming, brushing, picking their feet. We then show the students how to communicate and read their horse, knowing how to “read” your horse allows you the ability to pick up on health issues or potential riding issues. Students learn how to create a long lasting trusting relationship with their equine partner, at the same time having fun and creating lasting memories.
We require every rider to wear pants, a boots with a heal as well as a helmet. The rider is provided an ATSM/SEI Certified Riding Helmet. You may also provide your own Certified Riding Helmet, they can be purchased from our local Farm Supply or from an online horse tack store.