LD Family Farm offers a variety of customizable lesson programs for beginning riders through intermediate level. We mainly focus on western riding and horsemanship.
Evaluation Rides are required in order to meet with each student, discuss goals and establish the riders skill level prior to setting up regular lessons.
Junior Rider Program is available for ages 4-6. These are half hour, 1 on 1 private lessons where we will work on learning basic horsemanship, grooming, tacking up and basic walk/trot riding beginning on a leadline.
Our regular lesson program is available for ages 7 & up - these lessons will focus on each riders goals and abilities as discussed in the evaluation ride.
There may also be availability for our riders to participate in horse shows through out the summer. This will be discussed and decided on an individual basis.
Regularly scheduled lessons will be held on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday Afternoons/Evenings
Our lessons are offered in monthly packages - this means you pay one fee for the month whether there are 4 weeks or 5 weeks.
24 hour notice is required in the event that a lesson must be cancelled. We will schedule a make up lesson within 30 days of the scheduled lesson as long as 24 hour notice was given. There is a maximum of 1 make up lesson per month.
Considerable time goes into planning lessons therefore it is the riders responsibility to attend their scheduled lessons and to be on time.
We will be closed on the following days/holidays
New Years 12/31-1/2
We reserve the right to close on other days as well to work around our horse show schedule.
Evaluation Ride - $35
Typically 45 minutes - establish goals and evaluate skill level
$25/Lesson or 10 Lesson Punch Card $200 (ages 7 & up)
1-hour - students will groom & tack up their horses (10 minutes), ride focusing on goals and progression of skills (40-45 minutes), and then untack and put horses away (5 minutes)
$25/Lesson or 10 Lesson Punch Card $200 (ages 4-6)
1/2 hour 1-on-1 private lesson. Begin teaching basic horsemanship, how
to guide/steer and stop
Private Lessons - $45 limited availability
How to Sign Up
Simply click the link below, print out our Lesson Agreement and fill it out. There are 3 easy ways to submit the agreement to us!
You can mail the completed agreement to:
3176 Bennoch Road
Alton, ME 04468
Scan and email the completed agreement to:
Call/Text Lysh at 207-659-1824 to set up an appointment for your Evaluation ride and bring the completed forms with you to that appointment