Stonecrest Farm & Sanctuary

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"Hello Horse!" at Stonecrest Farm offers Basic Horsemanship Lessons for the safety of the future equestrian.  This is a hands-on introduction to horsemanship for children, ages 7 and up, and for adults of all ages.  We specialize in working with students, whether children or adults, who have fear and trust issues.  Students will learn to safely handle horses and ponies during groundwork (non-mounted).  They will receive individual instruction from a teacher with 50+ years of horse experience, working with friendly horses and ponies at a quiet, private stable in the country.   Stonecrest Farm is located just east of Charlotte, close to Mint Hill, Matthews, Indian Trail, Midland and Locust.  Initial lessons include:  
  • Basic ground handling
  • How to safely catch, halter, lead and tie
  • How to groom
  • How to bathe (weather permitting)
  • How to saddle and bridle 
  • Horse anatomy
  • Tack care
  • Basic understanding of how a horse communicates

Each weekly lesson lasts for approximately an hour.  The course can be completed in 3 - 10 lessons, depending upon the student's ability.  Advanced lessons are also available.  Cost per lesson: $25

 Mommy and Me sessions are also available.  Spend a quiet hour together with one of our gentle horses - petting, grooming and leading (no riding) - as mother and child (or father and child) share a special time together.  Cost per session: $40

Emma and a happy student
Stonecrest Farm
Mint Hill, NC
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