- If a rider has to cancel, a call to both the farm and your Volunteer Coordinator should be made AHEAD of his/her scheduled day.
- If we do not have enough volunteers present or horses (for any reason) to provide a safe ride, sessions may be canceled.
- If the weather is below 32 degrees or there is snow/ice, sessions may be canceled.
- If the weather is above 90 degrees, sessions may be canceled.
- If there is a severe thunderstorm, mounted sessions may be canceled.
- Riders and volunteers MUST dress appropriately for the weather!
- Long pants and shoes or boots with a heel are required.
- Approved helmets must be worn at all times.
- Dangling jewelry may be unsafe and should not be worn!
- NO perfume or cologne, as it can attract insects.
- NO open-toe shoes, sandals, dress shoes, shorts or skirts are allowed.
- If you need help finding appropriate attire for your rider, just ask!
- Rider’s siblings and/or friends must be directly supervised by a parent or an adult while at the farm.
- Please do not bring your pets.
- Stay in the designated waiting areas until class begins.
- Parents, please do not leave the farm during your rider’s lesson.
- Parents, WE DO NOT HAVE A DROP OFF POLICY. Please supervise your rider before and after class.
- Do not give treats to the horses.
All riders must have an up-to-date prescription from a general physician before the start of each riding season. Mitey Riders may require an additional prescription from a specialist at any time, for any reason.
Attendance is taken at every lesson through our sign-in sheets. If a rider is unable to attend a lesson, the barn and Volunteer Coordinator must be contacted as soon as possible. Advance notice is very important to ensure proper care of the horses and proper use of our volunteers. If you know a rider cannot attend a future lesson, advise us in writing as soon as possible so we can make the necessary staff/horse adjustments. If a rider is unable to attend a lesson and we do not receive a call, it will be considered a no show. Due to the size of our program and the number of families on our waiting list: three no shows in one program season will result in the rider being moved into appointment-based lessons. This means that the rider will no longer have a set class in which to ride, but lessons will continue by appointment only. Tack will be removed from horses 10 minutes past class start time. Latecomers will disrupt the class and will not be permitted to ride.