DHEC's lesson program is world class. Our philosophy is to provide quality instruction by experienced trainers with a focus on safety, horsemanship and fun. We offer lessons Tuesday - Sunday, from 9am to 5:30pm for both boarders and non-boarders alike. We require all riders to have a private introductory lesson, which allows our staff to evaluate a rider's level of experience and skill. After this lesson, we will attempt to place you into a group lesson where you will ride with other students at a similar skill level.
DHEC teaches how to tack up and basic horse care and grooming to beginners. We believe that taking care of your horse/pony is an important part of the lesson program. Caring for your horse/pony before and after each lesson makes each rider feel more comfortable around horses, teaches responsibility and allows the rider to feel closer to their mount.
Because the safety of our riders is extremely important, ALL riders must wear a helmet. We provide helmets for riders who do not have their own. Please wear long pants or breeches with a belt (jeans are ok). Paddock boots are ideal or a hard-soled boot with a small heel is acceptable. (no tennis shoes)
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