Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southwestern Ontario, Canada
• Horses: 0
$5-15 seems pretty cheap, especially for what is essentially a private lesson. Why are you givng the first month free? You said two hour lessons after the first month....do you mean each lesson is 2 hours or that they are getting two lessons for an hour each? Any lesson I have been to is normally 45 mins to an hour in length. Some kids don't have a long attention span, and don't need very long lessons. Our barn offers half hour lessons($25) for beginners until they are ready to move up to the hour lesson. You should also think about having something in place in case a student cancels their lesson...either rescheduling or having a makeup lesson on another day.
Dont forget to have a waiver saying you are not liable....something like(this is my barns) :
_____________________________ (print parent’s name) being of lawful age or as parent or legal guardian of _____________________________ (print rider’s name) being of lawful age and under no liability or other infirmity, for myself, my heirs, administrators, executors, successors and assigns, hereby full and forever release and discharge, _____ and her instructors, employees, counselors and assistants, from any and all actions, causes of action, claims and demands of any kind or nature, howsoever arising on account of any and all personal injuries, losses and damages sustained by me, my children or other persons for whom I am a legal guardian, as a result of my participation of the participation of the said children or other persons for whom I am a legal guardian in any or all riding activities including but not limiting the generality of the foregoing: riding lessons, camps, competitions, horse shows, cross-country riding and pleasure riding at _________ owned and operated by ______.
And I hereby waive any rights, claims, causes of action, now or in the future that I, my children, or such persons for whom I am legal guardian, may have as against the above owner, _______, of the real property known as __________ and the owners of any adjacent real property which may be used in conjunction with the above named activities which I, my children or such persons for whom I am legal guardian as participants or otherwise for personal or other losses sustained by me, my children or such persons aforesaid.
This release and waiver shall apply to any injuries or property losses included while on the property, in the buildings, preparing horses for riding.
This release and waiver shall remain in full force an effect until rescinded by me in writing and delivered in person to _______
Dated the _______________day of _____________ 2008.
Signature of Rider (if 18 years or older) ___________________________
Email Address _______________________________________________