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There is no glory in practice, but without practice, there is no glory.

Peck Farm offers instruction to riders ages 5 to 50. We specialize in Hunters and Jumpers and Racing, but we also offer lessons in Western, Trail, and the first two levels of Dressage. Lessons are held on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays and are booked and paid in advance. Each lesson is 45 minutes long. Beginners may be taught by one of Nance's assistants. Our students own or lease their horses and ride them for their training. Through our lease program, students can have the experience of caring for and riding a horse before committing to complete ownership of one. Lessons are paid for by the month (on or before the first). If you pay for 4 or more lessons in the same month in advance, we discount each lesson by $5.00.

Beginner lessons include learning how to go get the horse, halter, lead, tie, brush, clean feet, tack up English or Western, mount, and ride. Then dismount, untack, feed carrots and return to corral. Advanced beginners, Intermediate, Novice, and Show Team lessons are scheduled in either one-hour groups or half-hour privates. All lessons are taught to the level of riders' experience and goals

Groups are small and usually have fewer than 5 people in each lesson. In the event you are the only one in a pre-scheduled group, you will receive a half-hour private for the same price as your scheduled group. Common courtesy requests a 24-hour cancellation notice. Lessons canceled without adequate notice will count as used; no refunds or credits. Make-up lessons must be used within the same month.

Please wear appropriate riding clothes: English or Western riding boots or paddock boots with schooling chaps or half-chaps (boots with a smooth sole and heel are mandatory). Pants may be jeans or breeches. We prefer tops tucked into pants and a belt for a more professional look. This also helps us see your equitation better and for safety. Hair should be tied back and not loose. Please keep jewelry to a necessary minimum. Gloves are recommended. All shoes must have a smooth sole and a heel. You must wear a helmet for all lessons and jumping; we have a few here, but you are encouraged to bring your own. Make sure to bring sunscreen, hats, and lots of water. There is a beverage and snack machine on the patio.