B.O.K. Ranch’s Full Inclusion Riding Lessons are group
lessons. The maximum amount of riders in a class is
four. During each lesson, riders are taught how to work
together as a team with their horse and with their
Maximum Support Lessons
support rider is a rider who requires two side walkers
(a person on both the right and left side of the horse)
and a horse handler (a person walking at the head of the
horse). Riders may need additional help with balance,
fine motor skills (holding the reins), and following
Minimum Support Lessons
support rider can control their horse independently
under “normal” circumstances. They are assisted in
lessons by a spotter or potentially a horse handler who
is in place in case of an emergency. Minimum support
riders are usually beginning to trot their horses with
riders are able to groom, saddle, and ride their horses
independently. Some transition riders are beginning to
learn how to canter their horses. These riders could
potentially begin riding at a main stream riding center,
however, for the time being may need to take instruction
in a more structured and individualized environment.
B.O.K. Ranch riders must be able to sit up
independently on a horse without any type of head,
neck, or back support.
can not exhibit any behaviors that would make riding
dangerous (i.e. hitting, kicking, biting,
riders must be able to wear an approved
riding helmet, during all lessons.
must weigh under 180 lbs.
intake packet including a physicians release form
must be completed before lessons can be scheduled.
A physicians release is required for any rider with
a medical diagnosis. Riders without special
needs do not have to fill out a physicians release.
needs to be seizure free for a minimum of 12 months.
Other health requirements may
apply, please contact the office for additional details
regarding health and safety rider requirements.
intake packet, including having the physicians form
filled out and send it all back to the B.O.K. Ranch main
minute intake assessment; consisting of a brief
evaluation to help determine the most appropriate riding
lesson group (Maximum Support, Minimum Support, or
Start attending once a week, one hour riding lessons.
Enrollment process and associated costs are subject to
Please call the office about current lesson rates.