At Aurum, our focus is teaching life lessons and life skills, not just teaching horse riding lessons. Ask any of the staff the lessons and skills they have learned around horses and you will see why yours kids should learn to ride
Learning to love horses means learning to be empathetic towards another sentient being. We need to be understanding of our horses needs and how they communicate them. We also have to put our horses first. Canceling a horse riding lesson or scratching a class or missing the national finals can be the cost of putting someone or something ahead of ourselves, and there is no cost too great to care for others.
Nothing teaches humility better than horses. Just when you think you are on top of the world, they remind you that you are never done paying your dues and learning
Looking after a 1200 pound animal who is reliant on you for everything, requires one to learn a great deal of responsibility. We teach our horse riders how to care for the horses, from basic grooming to advanced anatomy to feeding and nutrition and everything in between
Horse riding isn't easy and competing is difficult. We teach kids how to win well and loose well and support your fellow competitors and teammates always
Most importantly, we teach ethics and integrity, do the right thing even when no one is watching. We live this ourselves by limiting the number of riding lessons our horses teach and by paying our instructors a living wage and give our horses the best possible healthcare (my kids would argue better than theirs!). The welfare of our horses and staff is of utmost importance. We teach our students to always do the right thing, even if it isn't the easy.
That old saying, "you have the get right back on the horse" Well, here you get to live it, if you fall off, you do indeed have to get right back on the horse and try again.
Riders are athletes and it takes strength, fitness and good nutrition to be a good horse rider and a good athlete. We instill a drive to live a fit and healthy lifestyle for our sport.