TNC Equine Center provides a wonderful lesson program at our Dillsburg
Facility. We specialize in providing you with a safe and educational experience
while learning the appropriate riding skills in the English discipline that is
centered around our client's goals. A rider in our program may choose to ride
a horse of their own or one of our program horses. Beginner horses in our
program are known for their quiet dispositions to help our beginner riders build
confidence and learn the basics of riding. As the rider becomes more
comfortable with the basics of riding, they will move to the more advanced
horses in our program. These horses will challenge the rider and will take them
beyond the basics.
Why Riding Lessons?
Riding lessons give a child self-esteem and focus. Working with horses
provides a healthy outlet for kids in today's world. Many parents say what an
important role horses have played in their children's lives. Generally parents
do not appreciate the role of horses until the child enters the turbulent
adolescent years. It is often too late at this point to get them started with
horses. We advise parents to nurture their young child's interest. Horses will
then provide a stabilizing influence for them when they enter their more
difficult years. Do not lose sight of the fact that the skills that a child learns
can be quickly applied to other life challenges as well and will stay with the
child throughout his/her entire life. Always reinforce those activities that will
make your child feel competent and unique. What can be more
confidence-building than to be in control of a large, strong, potentially fast
animal? TNC Equine Center provides your child with this opportunity in a
maximally-safe, supportive environment.
Melinda Propps is also available to come to TNC Equine Center to provided gaited riding lessons to any boarder who has a gaited
horse. She can help you if you are experiencing problems such as pace or are just uncertain exactly what your horse is doing
underneath you. Many people purchase a gaited horse but are disappointed when their horse doesn't perform the smooth gait they
desire. Melinda has experience training, showing and trail riding gaited horses as well as teaching the rider how to achieve and
maintain gait. Her passion is to train the gaited horse using the principles of Dressage and developing the gait without force or the
use of long shanked bits. For the past 4 years, she's ridden at the Pa Horse World Expo to demonstrate the Rocky Mountain Horse
breed. Inquire for more information and pricing for gaited riding lessons.
60-minutes - our horse $45
30-minutes - age 3-5 $30
Our Lesson Instructor
Working Student Program
TNC Equine Center offers a working student program for both students interested in riding and learning how to do barn chores. These
programs are open to our lesson students. Ask for more information!