About LeCheval Stable

Why ride with LeCheval Stable?
Riders new to the equestrian experience need to feel secure as they learn about the many facets of ground work and riding of horses. Confidence and knowledge are key factors to building competency. Riders who have previous experience strengthen their skills and work to build increased equestrian knowledge.

Riders with exceptional needs are evaluated and provided with instruction by certified PATH - Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International riding instructors.

A preset curriculum with guidelines established by Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA), 4H Levels and Professional Association Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) standards support the framework for each rider as ability levels are challenged.  Balanced Seat instruction is the overall method of riding.  

What will riders learn at LeCheval Stable?

  • Horsemanship Skills                                                                                                        
  •  Dressage Patterns                                                                                                                                                                                       
  • English Equitation   
  • Grid work                                     
  • Horse Sense - Rules and Reasons                                                                                    
  • Gaits: Walk, trot and canter
  • Breeds, markings and colors of horses                                                                           
  • Control and use of natural aids                                                                                                                                                        
  • Understanding Horse Behavior                                                                                       
  •  Control and use of artificial aids
  • Care and Handling                                                                                                            
  • Assessing interaction between and among herd
  • Barn and ring etiquette                                                                                                   
  •  Mount at block, platform or from ground
  • Grooming and ground work                                                                                             
  •  Dismount from mount  to ground
  • Lunging a horse                                                                                                                 
  • Emergency dismount
  • Parts of the horse anatomy                                                                                             
  •  Parts of tack and function
  • How to catch and release a horse