Thought of something you forgot to ask? Here are a few of our most Frequently Asked Questions.

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?

Keeping the same lesson time each week not only helps us schedule lessons, but will help you schedule your other obligations as well. When we have a consistent day and time, you can schedule other appointments around your lesson. If something comes up and you do need to cancel a lesson, please be sure to do it with enough notice. 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.

What does a typical day look like?

Children arrive at 9am. Everyone heads to the barn to help tack horses and get ready to ride. While a few children are riding, others will help feed horses, give water, muck stalls, etc. Once everyone has ridden and horses are taken care of, everyone- horses and humans- eat lunch. After lunch we will stay out of the barn doing crafts, and playing games until pick up at 2pm.

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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