This program for the adult who would like to spend more time at Woodland
and with horses, but cannot commit to a certain time every week.  This is an
excellent program which will teach you how to groom and correctly care for a
horse.  After your training session, you can choose your own schedule to
groom and spend quality time with the school horses.

You will be able to groom the horse in the barn or, if possible, take the horse
to grass while you groom.  What a great deal for everyone involved.

The Details...For every five hours of grooming time you will receive a
coupon good for one extra lesson, not to be used as payment for your
regular class.  Your instructor will help you select another class of an
appropriate level.
Adult Grooming Program Application
NEW and IMPROVED General Guidelines for our Working Students

Please read thoroughly.
November 2012
1.  Working student must be at least 8 years of age.
2.  Working student must be enrolled in lessons and have attended the
working student training program.
3.  Working student must be responsible, trustworthy, and physically
capable to perform barn chores.  If a student has difficulty following
instructions and being safe, we have the right to postpone the program for
this student.
4.  Working student must have a current working student application on file.
5.  Only barn managers are permitted to complete working student forms
and allowed to distribute coupons (5 hours of WORK = 1 one group lesson).
6.  Coupons earned can only be redeemed for a group lesson (no practice
7. Working students may work in 30 minute increments (no quarter hours
permitted please).
8.  Working students are not permitted to work during camp hours.  
9.  Once coupons are issued, it is the responsibility of the working student
not to lose them (new coupons will not be re-issued).
10.  Please call 24 hours in advance when scheduling free lessons.
11.  Practice rides will cost $35 for an hour.
12.  Instructors must approve horses for students to ride in free lessons.
13.  Students are NOT allowed to be dropped off at the barn on school
holidays or camp, unless enrolled in camp.
Woodland Horse Center
16301 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20905
301-421-9156          fax: 301-421-9049


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