How do I schedule an Appointment? See the Program page for our current schedule and sign-up forms.
Where is the ranch located? The Ranch is located on Shady Lane in Anderson, CA.
How long will my child be at the ranch? Each session at the Ranch last three hours, starting times and days of the week will vary from group to group.
Do I have to stay at the ranch while my child is there? We encourage parents to participate in the child’s riding lesson as a spectator and encourager. Some parents even take a more active role and join their child in learning about and working with their horse.
What should my child wear to the ranch? Ranch-style clothing works best. Long pants, socks and closed-toe shoes are a must. If your child has riding boots, that’s great. We provide the equestrian riding helmet, but you are welcome to provide your own as long as it meets or exceeds the SEI Certified ASTM Standard F 1163. Your child should not wear baggy clothing or long, dangling jewelry.
Can I bring other children who are not going to be participating? Other children are welcome to accompany you to the ranch; we just ask that you supervise those children. You will need to fill out release forms for yourself and each child.
Will my child get to ride a horse every time? Not necessarily. Our first priority is rider safety. There may be times when the child will benefit more from groundwork than from being on a horse.
What happens if it's raining? We won’t ride if it’s raining, but bad weather doesn’t automatically mean that we have cancelled your appointment. There’s a lot more to do at the ranch than just ride horses. We will call you if we decide to cancel the ranch activities for the day. If you are uncertain though, don’t hesitate to call us.
Can I bring my dog to the ranch? Please don’t. We do not allow dogs on the ranch.
What forms do I have to fill out? We’re glad you asked! The links to our required forms are below. If you download the forms and fill them out before you come, you make your time at the ranch more productive. A liability release form must be filled out for everyone visiting the ranch—even if that person is not participating in a horse activity. Yes, that means even parents have to fill out a liability release form for themselves. The other forms only need to be filled out for the person who is participating in the horse program.