riding, including equine-assisted mental health sessions are held
outdoors or in the barn arena. Therefore, you are exposed to unheated
buildings and unpredictable weather conditions. It is imperative that you
dress appropriately. Below is a list of weather conditions and suggested
apparel. Please note that there are no extra jackets, sweaters, boots,
etc., in the barn.
spite of hot, humid days, the arena and barn may feel cool to you. If we
work indoors, layers of clothing are recommended—a tank shirt under a long
sleeved blouse or light colored shirt. You can always remove clothing if
you get warm and retain clothing if you are in a cool area. Waterproof
shoes (NO sandals) or old shoes are recommended. Leather, with a 2 inch
heel, as opposed to canvas shoes protect the foot better if the horse
should step on you. Conditions may be muddy or dusty. Long pants (NO
shorts) are recommended.
is also recommended on exposed parts of the body.
layers of closing as the indoor arena or barn may be cool even if it’s
warm outdoors. Shirts under sweatshirts under jackets are ideal, as you
will be able to remove clothes if it gets warm or if we move outdoors
where you’ll be in the sun. Warm, waterproof boots or shoes are
layers of clothing: shirts, turtlenecks, sweaters, jackets, long
underwear, etc. Please wear multiple pairs of socks and warm, waterproof
shoes or boots. Even if the weather is moderate, the ground may be cold,
muddy or damp. Please wear a hat and make sure your hands are covered.
Gloves are preferred to mittens so that you have use of your fingers.