European Riding Academy

Classical Riding Instructions    

(541) 210-4820
Jackson County, Medford, OR

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Riding Lessons

Michaela first started riding Marie as a 6 year old on the longe line. She is now 10 and still loves riding Marie :-) 
Leah also started as a 6 year old on the longe line and still loves to ride Marie some 5 years later :-) Marie is the perfect pony for beginners as well as more advanced students. She gauges her behavior according to the skill level of her young riders. She will walk like on egg shells with the true beginners, yet start testing them gently as they advance until her young riders proof to her (yes, to my pony!) they are assertive enough to be recognized as the team leader. 
happy and a little tiered after a great lesson 
Once a basic, independent seat is established in all three gaits, the rider gets to chose between private, semi-private or even group lessons. (Depending on scheduling)

All beginners start safely on a longe line, which allows the rider to focus on gaining a balanced seat, and applying aids without having to worry about controlling the horse just yet.

Longe line lessons are also an excellent tool for advanced riders to work on seat corrections and affirmations. As well as overcoming fear restrictions after an accident or a longer break in riding.

Riders of ages 6 and up are encouraged to take lessons. They will start with longe lessons. 

Beginners through 2nd level Dressage will profit from the Classical approach to an independent seat.

Even higher level riders profit from seat corrections on a longe line, and "a back to the basics approach" for training.

Dressage, and a well-balanced seat is the basics for any discipline, be it Working Equitation, jumping, eventing, gaited or Western disciplines. The basics are all the same, no matter the discipline. 

The riding lessons are highly educational, yet fun, in a safe environment, based on individual needs.