Frequently Asked Questions
What are the five gaits of the American Saddlebred?
The American Saddlebred has five gaits. They have the standard walk, trot and canter of other horses, but then they have two four-beat ambling gaits known as the slow gait and the rack. The modern five-gaited Saddlebred typically performs a stepping-pace, which is a four-beat gait in which the lateral pairs of legs leave the ground together, but strike the ground at different times, the hind foot connecting slightly before the forefoot. Come check out these amazing gaits for yourself!
What do I need to bring?
Riders are required to wear long pants all the way to their ankle and close toe, hard sole shoes (leggings or jeans and sneakers). Five Field Farm will provide approved helmets and all the equipment they need.
Do I need riding experience?
No! You do not need any prior experience riding to start any lessons. We will teach you everything from the ground up.
Are Lessons Expensive?
Taking lessons at Five Field Farm is often a highly affordable option, and an alternative to owning your own horse. Think of it like “renting” a horse in the sense that you get to bond with the horse and experience all the fun without being solely responsible for the caretaking!