©2016 Lucky Break Ranch & Tack

Lucky Break Ranch and Tack

0 Mayne Road,  

PO Box 460

Rivers MB  R0K 1X0

306-322-7710

luckybreakranchandtack@gmail.com

www.luckybreakequine.com

HORSEMANSHIP

Need to build your confidence around horses? Wanting to spend some time becoming familiar with these majestic creatures? Then this is the program for you!

 

THIS ISN'T YOUR TYPICAL HORSE FACILITY...

We are safe, fun, and experiential! We are Certified Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) Facilitators and Certified CHA Riding Instructors who have a passion for horses and helping people. We offer fun-filled programs that are full of interaction with horses, developed to help our participants build fundamental life skills, expand confidence in life (and around horses), and learn to ride and care for horses in a safe, controlled environment.

NO-RIDING HORSE EXPERIENCE

 

Do you want to get to know horses, but are just too nervous to ride? Know someones who's been dying to have some serious horse time, but doesn't have anywhere to go? We offer a hands on experience at our ranch helping you get up close to the horses! Start off with brushing them and getting comfortable being around them, and when you're ready, catch your horse and learn to lead them around. Feeling confident? Try your hand at getting your horse to do tricks!          

        
In our Horsemanship Program, participants will work hands on with their horse that has been specially selected for them for the duration of their session. Participants will become responsible for the care and well-being of their horse, and will engage in numerous activities focusing on safety, care and control of their horse from the ground. Participants will learn to groom and tack their horse, as well take part in different unmounted activities and some classroom activities. This program is an excellent program for those who love horses but are not ready to ride.

*Individual sessions $35.00+GST/hour | *Participant’s options include an EAL session, a riding lesson, or another horsemanship session.

 

TRAIL RIDES

Need a change of scenery? Want to get out for ride but don’t want the hassle of caring for, catching and saddling your own horse? Let us do the work for you! We have a great group of horses that look forward to hitting the trail and providing you with a fun, peaceful get away.

 

All riders must complete an acknowledgment of risk and release of liability document. Also, riders under18 years of age must have their legal parents or guardians fill out an acknowledgement of risk and release of liability document prior to riding.

 

TRAIL RIDE RULES

Any abuse or mistreatment of horses will result in dismounting the horse where you stand, being removed from property with no refund, and charges being laid. There is a zero tolerance of mistreatment of any kind!

 

  1. All riders are asked to arrive 30 minutes prior to trail ride in order to finalize paperwork, meet your horse and get prepared for ride.

  2. All riders will go through a 15 minute riding lesson to familiarize yourself with your horse. Depending on party size please allow for extra time to compensate for riding lesson.  

  3. Absolutely NO running of horses. This is to ensure the safety of everyone on the trail.  

  4. Helmets are mandatory for children 16 and under. Helmets are highly recommended to be used by all riders of all ages.

  5. Ride in single file and stay with the group. If at any time the group is moving at a faster pace than you're comfortable with, advise the trail boss.

  6. Horses are to remain at a walk when leaving and returning to the barn.

  7. Always walk horse through trees, and down hill.

  8. Never trade horses with other riders. Horse is selected specifically for each rider.

  9. Reins are not to be wrapped your hands, body, saddle horn or used to tie horse.

  10. Watch the ground and don’t let your horse walk over wire or any holes.

  11. Hold onto horse when you dismount.

  12. NO Drinking Alcohol or Smoking on the trail. Anyone under influence of Drugs and/or Alcohol will not be permitted to ride. Designated stops will be provided for smoking. Dismount and be sure that cigarette butt is put out.

  13. Stay on trails and avoid hazards.

  14. Minimum of two guests required for trail rides.

  15. No dogs allowed.  

  16. Proper foot wear is advised. Shoes with a heel, rubber boots or cowboy boots. Runners are allowed but not advised. Wear appropriate clothing.  Long pants and shirt with sleeves.

  17. Trail boss has authority to enforce all rules.

  18. Respect all private and public property. Do not damage crops, remain in single file and follow the path.

  19. Respect the rights of other trail users.

  20. No littering! Leave only hoof prints behind. Take out what you take in.

  21. Avoid showing off! Do not put others in danger, a running/scared horse can trigger other horses to follow suit.

  22. Have control of your horse at all times. If necessary dismount and lead your horse or wait for trail boss to assist you. NEVER yank on reins or kick/hit horse. At any time you experience issues with your horse ask for trail bosses assistance!

  23. Ensure all gates are closed behind you.

  24. Children under 16 must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

  25. Do not pass Trail boss.

  26. Don’t let branches snap back and hit other riders. Lift them over your head. Wait for rider in front of you to go through area to avoid any mishaps.

  27. Inform Trail boss if you do not feel comfortable at any time with any obstacle, pace or horse.

  28. When riding on road remain on right hand side and as far off road as possible. Pay attention to your surroundings. Remain in single file.

  29. When crossing road only do so when clear of all traffic. Cross quickly at a walk and directly across to the next shoulder.

RIDING LESSONS

 

Participants will receive riding instruction from a CHA Certified Instructor in a safe and supervised environment. Our instructors have been through an intensive evaluation process and have demonstrated their personal horsemanship knowledge and ability, as well as the ability to teach a group of riding students. Instruction is safe, effective and of course FUN!


We supply participants with a horse for the duration of their riding lessons. All horses used are safe, reliable horses that have the most desirable personality traits. Each participant will be carefully paired with a horse that our certified Instructor hand picks to ensure everyone gets the most of their riding experience. Our horses are not your typical trail horses. They are therapeutic in their teachings, and specially developed performance horses with a few extra tricks under their “saddle”.


Our program does not stop in the arena. With your lesson package we include free trail rides where our participants have the opportunity to get out of the arena and practice their skills they have worked so hard on developing, and just unwind and enjoy horses and nature. If our participants feel they are not personally ready for an adventure on the trail we give them the option of opting for another lesson, participating in one of our EAL programs or taking a Horsemanship session.  
 

Lessons are designed for ages 6 years and up. There is no age limit for our lesson students, if someone wants to learn to ride we here at Lucky Break Ranch are more than happy to get you in the saddle! We do have some great Miniature Ponies that we use for younger children and do offer some programing for children aged 4-5.  

*Trail Rides may be switched out for EAL Session, Horsemanship Session, or a Riding Lesson.

 

Lucky Break Ranch and Tack's mission is to uphold and maintain the program standards as set out by Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA). This mission is accomplished through continued education/training, promoting safety, maintaining professionalism and upholding client confidentiality. We strive to offer a high quality experience in self discovery and safety in a controlled and fun environment.