Private Western Horseback Riding Lesson
This will be a 1 hour semi-private lesson with a maximum of 3 people. This is NOT just a beginner trail ride! Lord Stirling Stables in Basking Ridge offers a full complement of riding activities for riders of most ages and abilities. Once a series of lessons is accomplished and you prove your ability you bill be permitted to ride some beautiful horse trails in Somerset County.BOOTS AND HELMET INCLUDED!
You will learn the following:
- How to mount the horse
- How to saddle your horse and adjust straps, pad and stirrups
- Proper way to sit in the saddle
- How to hold reins to steer & stop
- How to walk the horse and progress into a jog and possibly a lope
If you would like to prepare and learn a bit on your own then please click here wikiHow
MUST REGISTER BY 03/13
**Important note** This facility cannot accept any riders over 200 lbs
Please email Leonardo@DaVinciSociety.club or call 646-543-9250 if you have interest in participating in this event.
Our private lessons consist of an hour riding lesson with an instructor. The horses are assigned by rider level and the instructor teaches to the level of the rider. Riders do not groom or tack the horses, but are handed a horse by our barn staff and return the horse at the end of each lesson. Safety is stressed at all times. Riders who have not taken a lesson are started at the beginning, including instruction on mounting, stirrup adjustment and tightening of the girth or cinch.
SOME DaVinci Facts!
As a sculptor, da Vinci was fascinated with anatomy & musculature of horses
1. Designed massive bronze horse sculpture for Duke of Milan
2. Bronze was assembled, but made into weapons when Milan was attacked
3. Not built during da Vinci’s life
4. Completed in 1999 as gift from USA to Milan
Leonardo's Horse (also known as Gran Cavallo) is a sculpture that was commissioned of Leonardo da Vinci in 1482 by Duke of Milan Ludovico il Moro, but not completed. It was intended to be the largest equestrian statue in the world, a monument to the duke's father Francesco. Leonardo did extensive preparatory work for it, but produced only a clay model, which was destroyed by French soldiers when they invaded Milan in 1499, interrupting the project. About five centuries later, Leonardo's surviving design materials were used as the basis for sculptures intended to bring the project to fruition.