Lessons

Riding Lessons

Paso Finos are the ultimate trail horse with their smooth gaits & sure footedness. Riding a Paso Fino horse is therapeutic for your body, relaxing on your mind & rejuvenating for your spirit. They will put a smile on your face!

The FGF riding program offers lessons for kids beginners and advanced, and adult advanced beginners, from ages 6 to adult. Depending on weather, lessons will be held in the indoor or the outdoor arena, and sometimes out on the trail. We concentrate on pleasure riding in a non-competitive atmosphere. We have horse shows at the farm, open houses and clinics for our students to show off their skills. 

With their smooth gaits, Paso Fino horses are wonderful mounts for riders of all abilities, including those with physical issues that are unable to ride horses that trot. Our lessons that are structured towards pleasure riding and/or in the show ring depending on the goals of the student. We practice riding exercises that involve controlling the horse, and riding with relaxation. All lessons are taught with an emphasis on horsemanship and safety in a well supervised and fun environment. 

Forest Gait Farm is a Facility Member with Equine Canada, the Ontario Equestrian Federation, a member of the Central Canada Paso Fino Horse Association, the Paso Fino Horse Association of Canada and the PFHA in the USA

Lesson Prices: 

$160 monthly (4 lessons) $50 private (one-on-one) $45 semi-private

$40 group lesson (up to 6 riders per lesson), $100 (1/2 hr lesson plus 1/2 hr trail ride)

$40 horseback soccer (click here for more info)

All riders must wear boots with a heel, a riding helmet, and sign a FGF liability waiver before riding lessons begin. 

Lessons will not run on statutory holidays and may be scheduled in the week following. (Prices do not include HST)

You can book lessons on our STORE page

Email forestgaitfarm@gmail.com for lesson schedule and availability. 

Download and fill out the FGF Liability waiver (shown below) and bring to your first lesson.

A couple of FGF students enjoying summer camp. Campers learn how to safely handle horses and horse management.
 

FGF student learning how to balance and achieve an independant seat.

Photo on left, shows adult students learning the art of riding the Paso Fino horse.
 

Liability waiver for under 18      

Liabilty Waiver for over 18 

Part Board or Lease: Some Paso Fino horses are available for lease or part board on a first come first serve basis. A part board allows students to ride the same horse up to three days a week. This option is for experienced riders only, and riding lessons are available to upgrade your riding ability necessary for a lease. Leasing or part boarding a horse is a great way to experience horse back riding without the commitment of horse ownership. For more info see boarding and part boarding under "Services" and for availability, email forestgaitfarm@gmail.com