Rocking 45 Farm, L.L.C.
Here are some of the answers to our most Frequently Asked Questions
When are lessons available?
All lessons are by appointment only. They are currently offered everyday of the week with the exception of Sunday. They can be scheduled throughout the day and night as we have a lit arena. Please contact us to learn more about availability.
Do you offer trail rides?
No, we do not offer trail rides with the exception of current, experienced, horseback riding clients.
How old does my child need to be to start riding lessons?
We have worked with children as young as 2 years old. We only ask that the child is able to communicate clearly before they begin lessons with us.
What do I wear to a riding lesson?
Riding attire for a lesson includes weather appropriate clothing for being outside, long pants and a boot with a smooth-tread sole and at least a ½ inch heel. For the first few lessons, tennis shoes or other sturdy enclosed shoes are allowed.
Where can I find appropriate boots for riding?
We offer a boot exchange box that often will have an appropriate size boot for the rider. We keep this stocked with our clients’ help. As your child grows out of their boots, please bring them to donate/trade to our boot exchange box. If we do not have the appropriate size boots or you prefer new shoes, some places to check out are Boot Barn, Tractor Supply, and Cal Ranch. Also, you can often find them in resale/thrift stores and they are always available online.
Boot Tip: If you are purchasing for a growing child, consider getting a size or two up. The child will still be able to wear them riding (especially with a thick sock) and they will last longer.
Do I need to bring a helmet?
No, we have a large variety of helmets (in all sizes) available for our clients to use. If you would like to bring your own, you are more than welcome to but it must be rated for horseback riding. Bicycle helmets do NOT provide adequate protection for horseback riding.
What should I do during my child’s lesson?
During your child’s lesson you are more than welcome to watch, take pictures, sit in the shade or in your vehicle, read, play a game on your device, or just enjoy the peace and quiet the farm has to offer. You are required to stay on the property during your child’s lesson. We ask that you refrain from following closely to your child. Our goal is to keep everyone safe and the instructor can best do this when they only need to worry about the safety of the child around the horses. She has years of experience and knows the horses very well, she will do everything in her power to keep your child safe so enjoy a little break out at the farm!
Can we bring a treat for the horses?
You are more than welcome to bring CARROTS for your horse after your lesson. Your instructor will show you how to properly feed the horses carrots. Do NOT bring anything besides carrots for the horse and only feed the horses that you have been given permission to feed. We have horses on the property with allergies and other dietary restrictions.
Do you offer birthday parties and other private events?
Yes, birthday parties and other private events can be scheduled with our riding instructor, Jennifer Kaye (call/text @ 928-923-3362). Please keep in mind that this is a working farm and has all the aspects of a farm including a lot of animals.
Can I come to pet the horses and feed them treats?
No, not unless you have previously spoken with the owners or the instructors and have scheduled a time when someone is available to be there with you. Never feed a horse without direct permission from the owner. Some horses have allergies and other dietary restrictions. The only treat we allow our horses to be fed are carrots.
What payment methods do you accept for lessons?
We prefer cash but we can accept checks and major credit cards. A $2 processing fee is added for every lesson paid for by credit card.