- Learn To Ride
- Equine Welfare
The P’tit Trot program provides children with a pleasant introduction to horseback riding.
Depending on the program enrollment level of the participant, some of the learning components may include: grooming, hoof care, general horse care, basic tack, parts of the saddle, adjusting a halter, colors, breeds, how to mount the horse, sitting trot, and transitions between the gaits.
Each level has both a theoretical and practical component that participants must learn by the end of the level to move on to the next. Each level focuses on specific components of riding and more importantly, on taking care of the participants’ new friend—the horse!
As each component is learned, participants progress to the point where they are able to master a specific skill. Games are incorporated into each component providing the riders the opportunity to learn by playing.
Participants will be required to wear appropriate boots (at least a 1/2” heel) and a helmet (bicycle, hockey or riding) at every session of the program. These items may be also purchased at local tack shops, a list of which may be obtained from the MHC office.
The cost of $286 ($300 with GST.), which includes a horse, instruction and a manual, can be paid by check or credit card. The 8 week program starts at 4:30 on Thursday, January 19th and runs for 2 hours every Thursday until March 8th. Instruction takes place in a heated barn and riding area at WW Stables on 1356 McCreary Road in Winnipeg – 204-895-7106.
DOWNLOAD INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION FORM HERE (PDF)
Registration forms are also available through Manitoba Horse Council. 204-925-5719 or [email protected]. Deadline for applications: Thursday, January 5th.