LESSON PROGRAM FAQ's
Frequently asked questions
How much time will the lesson take?
I would a lot about an hour for a lesson as you should arrive a bit early to allow for grooming and tacking up. The actual riding length varies depending on the stamina of the rider, but lessons average about 30 minutes. Riders should allot additional time at the end of each lesson to untack and groom their horses before putting them away. Students are also responsible for cleaning all tack and neatly returning any tack/supplies to their proper places at the end of each lesson.
Where can I buy paddock boots or jods to ride in?
We typically have some consignment jods and paddock boots at the barn as the older kids are constantly growing out of their boots and clothes. Ask your trainer if there are any that will fit your rider.
If you are interested in purchasing new jods, paddock boots, etc., check out the “Miller Team Preferred Vendors” article in the October 2020 Newsletter. Newsletter archives can be found under the NEWSLETTER tab on the website.
Where should I park when I arrive for my lesson?
Parking is available on the street on Vista Avenue. You can also park on property however we ask that you drive very slowly coming in through the gates as horses are being worked around the track. If you see a horse, please stop and allow the horse and rider to pass and wait until it is far away before you proceed.
If parking on property, please do not park on the track.
What should I wear to my horseback riding lesson?
Students are required to wear riding pants or jeans. Sorry but shorts and capri pants are not allowed. For shoes, please wear paddock or riding boots with a slight heel or running shoes. Helmets are always required but we have helmets available in all sizes for the students to use.
Should I be afraid of the herd of barking dogs?
NO. The dogs bark every time a new (or sometimes seasoned) rider comes onto the property. They will just bark and run up to greet you. They are all very nice and won’t hurt you…however it can be a bit intimidating!
Where should I go when I arrive for my lesson?
Come onto the property through the gate and head all the way down to the Main Barn (largest barn at the far end of the property). There is a side entrance to the Main Barn (about half way down) which is the best entrance.
Please be careful when entering the barn as horses are typically being worked in the main barn aisle and there can be a lot going on in there. Just let someone know that you are there for a lesson and one of the Miller team will help you out.
How can I pay for my lesson?
We accept cash, check or Venmo @Ann-Miller-60
What is the lesson cancellation policy again?
A considerable amount of time goes into planning lessons with instructors and reserving horses for riders, therefore we require all cancellations at least 24 hours prior to your lesson time.
Cancellations within 24 hours or a "No Show" will be charged the full amount of the lesson.
How do I cancel my lesson?
In the event you need to cancel a lesson, please call or text Ann Miller at 858/945-1344.