Physical Education

Athletics 70: Horsemanship (unmounted)
Class Fee: $50.00
Also offered is an unmounted 2-hour class geared towards teaching the fundamentals of horsemanship. Stanford students, faculty, and staff may enroll in Physical Education classes. A focus is places on safely handling, grooming, bathing, and communicating with horses. This hands-on class will cover all aspects of managing horses. Classes will includes seminars on feeding, veterinary care, shoeing, wrapping, ground work and other skills needed to work with and care for horses. Guest lectures may include veterinarians from Bayhill Equine, Stanford’s farriers and/or blacksmiths, equine masseuses, equine chiropractors and other professionals.

Athletics 65: Horsemanship Beginning Riding
Athletics 66: Horsemanship Adv. Beginning (Not offered Fall 2013, see above)
Athletics 67: Horsemanship Intermediate Riding (Not offered Fall 2013, see above)
Class Fee: $350.00
Stanford students, faculty, and staff may enroll in Physical Education classes. Athletics 65: This 2-hour per week beginning-level class is designed for riders with 10 hours or less of previous time in the saddle. Emphasis will be placed on learning how to safely halter, lead, groom and tack the horse before & after riding, as well as teaching correct position while riding at the walk and trot. English and Western styles of riding will be offered depending on demand. Basic terminology, ring etiquette and proper use of the aids are also included, as well as balance and strength-building exercises. This is a hands-on class with one-on-one instruction and supervision. Long pants and flat soled boots with a 1″ heel are required. Helmets may be borrowed.

Space in the mounted classes (65, 66 & 67) is extremely limited and enrollment is determined by a lottery system. For all classes, please download and complete an application to be considered for placement, and deliver it in person to the Stanford Red Barn office no later than 12:00 noon the first Wednesday of classes. Days and times are determined after all applications are received, and accepted students will be notified about their first class day and meeting time via e-mail. Do not enroll or pay any fees prior to receiving your acceptance e-mail.

Class fee for mounted PE Horsemanship 65, 66 & 67: $350.00
Class fee for unmounted PE Horsemanship 70: $50.00
Payable by check to ‘Stanford Athletics’ only (you cannot pay through Axess)

Ready to sign up? Click here to download the application, a PDF file. You will need to submit it in person to the Stanford Red Barn.