FAQs

We know that sometimes you have questions that you may have forgotten to ask on the phone. Here are a few of the Frequently Asked Questions we get.


Horseback Riding

Do you offer trail rides?

No, we do not offer trail rides at this time.

I know how to ride, can I rent a horse/ ride on my own?

Red Skye offers private 30 minute lessons with an instructor. We do not offer times for people to free ride or hack horses on their own.

If I buy multiple lessons, do they expire?

Our lessons do not expire until six months after purchase.

Do I need to keep the same lesson time every week?

No, you do not. We understand that people have other things to do, so we try to be as flexible as possible. While it is easier for scheduling on both ends to keep the same lesson time every week, there are many clients who call or email at the beginning of the week to see what times are available on a given day when their schedule allows. For example, you can ride Saturday, then tThursday of the next week, then Friday of the next week. See our Cancellation Policy.

Do you offer group lessons?

At this time we do not offer group lessons. We believe that having undivided attention is very important in learning the fundamental skills of riding.

Do you offer boarding?

With only 4 stalls, the barn is full of horses that are being used in our program. We do not offer boarding.

What should I wear to my first lesson?

At your first lesson, you should wear long pants (leggings or jeans) and boots with a heel (work boot, cowboy boot, rain boot, etc). Everyone needs to ride with a helmet which we can provide if you do not have one of your own. Helmets from other sports are not acceptable for riding.


Summer Horsemanship Program

Please visit the Summer Horsemanship Program page for dates, times, and how to sign up!

What should my child wear on the first day?

All students should wear long pants like leggings or jeans, and a boot with a heel. This can be a work boot, rain boot, hiking boot, or dress boot. Boots must be well fitting to not move around and MUST have a small 1/2″- 1″ heel. This is for safety while riding.

Should my child bring a lunch?

Yes, please send your child with a water bottle, snack and lunch. We always suggest sending a few extra snacks- they work up an appetite while working hard at the farm.

Do children ride every day?

During our Summer Program we focus not only on riding, but all aspects of horses and the farm. Children ride Monday through Thursday, and give the horses a day off on Friday. We work hard in and out of the barn learning about nutrition, care, and building relationships with our animals.

We hope that these answers are helpful to you. If you still have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

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