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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How old do you need to be to learn to ride a horse?
    I take riders from 3 years of age and upwards.
  • What do I need to wear when I ride a horse?
    It is recommended to wear comfortable long pants to prevent rubbing from the saddle. Closed in shoes is a safety requirement around horses, boots with a small heel - like farm boots - are the best choice. We can provide a riding helmet. Sunscreen and other sun protection is recommended.
  • How long does it take to learn to ride a horse?
    It doesn't take long to master the basics of stop, go and turning. To learn to ride well and to learn to train horses to competition level takes many years of enjoyable practice. Some people are natural, others have to work hard, but everyone can learn and improve their horse riding skills.
  • I used to ride horses but lost my confidence, can you help me?
    Yes, I welcome past riders that would like to start horse riding again and regain their confidence with my quiet and friendly school horses.
  • Can I ride horses with the NDIS?
    Yes, Mandy is an accredited facilitator with Humans Helping Horses with equine assisted learning. Mandy welcomes NDIS participants who want to improve their confidence, self esteem and life skills by connecting with horses. Both ground handling and riding sessions available.
  • How much does it cost to learn to ride a horse?
    Scenic Rim Horse Riding offers affordable 30 minute lessons for $45 +GST. This is a perfect amount of time for small children or for anyone trying horse riding for the first time. Our standard lessons are 1 hour for $80 +GST.
  • Am I too old to learn to ride a horse?
    Horse riding does require some physical activity, but as long as you can get up onto the horse easily and balance there, then age is no barrier to learning to horse ride.
  • Are you insured?
    Yes, Mandy is fully insured. You will be required to fill in and sign paperwork on arrival.
  • Is there a weight limit to ride a horse?
    Yes, for the safety and comfort of our horses our weight limit for riding is 85kg. There is no weight limit for groundwork sessions.
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