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Leather shoes with heels to prevent the foot from sliding through the stirrup are preferred, rather than tennis shoes. Sandals and slip-on shoes are not allowed. Braces and prostheses may be worn with shoes are required for them.
Long pants are required. (Never wear shorts or dresses/skirts). The saddle can bruise unprotected legs. Stretch pants or riding pants are recommended for comfort. Corduroy and parachute pants are too slippery for safety.
All riders must wear an ASTM/SEI approved riding helmet. We will provide an approved helmet until such time as you are able to purchase one. We suggest you purchase your own helmet.
It is the attendance policy of SPIRIT that following three (3) unexcused and/or unnotified absences, a student will be terminated from the program. No refund will be provided in this situation.
We must be notified 24 hours before the scheduled lesson time for the absence to be excused. The expectation to this is for an emergency or sudden illness, which will also be considered an excused absence if we are notified as soon as possible after the onset of the illness or emergency.
SPIRIT will provide one make-up week for each 4-week session for excused missed lessons or canceled due to weather or ring occupancy.
There are no refunds.
There will be a minimal non-refundable deposit required at the time of the parent meeting.
Absolutely NO SMOKING on the premises.
Children must be supervised at all times. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE YOUR SLEEPING CHILD IN THE CAR. Please remind your children: No rock throwing. No digging. No running. No yelling.
No one is allowed near a horse unless directly supervised by a volunteer or instructor. Please do not allow your children to run up to a horse or to feed them. Any horse can bite or kick, and some horses are on special diets.
We have a well-stocked medical kit. Please report any injuries to us so that we may attend to them. Even a scratch can become infected.
Please do not come to the center wearing open-toed shoes or sandals. And NO ONE is allowed to come barefooted, not even babies.