Ironstone Farm's Horsemanship Course offers an overview of the basics of equine understanding, care and management. The course is a prerequisite for apprentice instructors at Ironstone Farm preparing for a Massachusetts Instructors license, and an elective for others interested in expanding their knowledge of horses beyond riding. It is taught by a team of Ironstone Farm staff members who bring varied expertise and perspective for a dynamic program. It will also teach students about the practices of Ironstone Farm - a successful equine facility since 1960.
Classes will be split between lecture and outdoor
hands-on activities and will meet on Thursdays.
October 7 - November 4th, 2021 (Thursdays at 6pm)
The state of Massachusetts requires anyone teaching mounted horseback riding lessons be certified through apprenticeship with a licensed instructor. The Apprentice Instructor Program offered by Challenge Unlimited, Inc. at Ironstone Farm includes classroom and clinic sessions that will prepare participants for the state Safety and Basic Knowledge Exam. These classes also provide future instructors with a working foundation on how to provide the best lessons possible for varied clientele. In addition to the classroom sessions, Challenge Unlimited, Inc. at Ironstone Farm will assist in scheduling the 60 required hours of supervised teaching with one of our licensed instructors.
Classes and Clinics offered:
Apprentice Instructor Program Fee:
April 22 - May 27, 2021 (Thursdays at 6pm)