Offered in partnership between UCLA Extension and the Traditional Equitation School (TES) (located at the L.A. Equestrian Center in Burbank, CA), the Horsemanship and Horseback Riding Programs are designed for the beginning equestrian.
Horsemanship is about much more than just learning how to ride; it’s about developing and maintaining safe and healthy relationships with our equine partners. Whether you are an experienced horseman or are new to the world of horses, this hands-on,10-week course introduces you to a range of topics that are essential to proper horse care. Each 90-minute seminar combines a classroom lecture with live demonstrations with horses in the stables. Topics include conformation basics; saddle and bridle fit and function; preventative health care; emergency first aid; nutrition; grooming; hoof care; and much much more. All sessions are taught by experienced professionals in the equine industry. Please note that this is not a riding program. See Horseback Riding Program for more information on the riding course.
Dates: Tuesdays, 7:00pm-8:00pm, September 26 through November 28, 2017.
Horseback Riding Program
This program provides riding instruction to those interested in learning how to properly and safely ride a horse. You will be provided instruction on English-style riding through a series of eight consecutive weekly sessions. For safety reasons, beginning instruction may take place in a western-style saddle. Each 90-minute session includes approximately 60 minutes of actual riding instruction, as well as some on-ground training and instruction in basic horsemanship. This program is open to students at all levels of experience. The first meeting is a ground-only session on safety and horsemanship. Participants must be 16 years old. Maximum weight is 200 pounds.
Dates: Thursdays, 7:00pm-9:00pm, September 28 through November 16, 2017.