Lessons

IMG_9067 (1)Achieve extraordinary results with your horse! Our goal is to help you advance your partnership so that you can achieve your dreams — whatever your dreams with horses may be. We focus on having more fun, staying safer, and building the relationship.

Lessons at EPI include playing with horses on the ground — both on-line at at liberty — and learning to ride in harmony with the horse.

Monthly Membership Lesson Program

Our program is based on a monthly membership, similar to a yoga studio. Dues are paid on the first of the month for the upcoming month. The amount varies based on whether there are 4 or 5 weekly lessons for that month. Dues reserve your slot in the program. This structure enables us to balance the workload for our lesson horses and ensure they get enough time for rest and recovery.

It is also the most effective way for us to support you on your horsemanship journey. We develop an individualized program to help you achieve your goals. We ensure that each session builds on the previous session. Our students report that having a pre-paid weekly commitment helps them prioritize their horse time and continue to progress even when life tries to get in the way.

Thank you so much for today’s lesson.  I’m still feeling exhilarated from it. I want you to know how much I appreciate your organized and patient teaching style.  It makes the lessons such a pleasure.
Alison
Nevada County

Monthly Membership Dues

Our program dues are as follows:

  • Group lesson (3 or more people) $300-$375 per month, per person
  • Semi-private lesson (2 people) $400-$500 per month, per person
  • Private lesson (1 person) $500-$625 per month

You can download the Release of Liability to sign ahead of time or fill one out when you arrive for your first lesson.

We cannot do makeup lessons for no-shows. Your dues reserve your scheduled day and time so that we can balance the horses’ workloads and progress with your individualized program. Makeup lessons are at the discretion of your instructor and if scheduled will be used within the calendar month.

Youth Program

For information about youth lessons, see the EPI Youth Program page.

Working Student Program

Working students can earn credit toward lessons while participating in the daily operations of a working ranch. No previous horse experience is necessary! Learn more about our Working Student Program.