Extreme Weather Policy

Weather

 

There are indeed enough clothes to mean that we can ride in ANY weather...let's face it we aren't made of sugar...BUT...there are times when it just isn't as much fun...we are out in the open and without shelter here, it can get pretty miserable...so we have come up with the following

WINTER 

On days where the weather is posted on networks to - 15 C or colder including windchill, or the area is under extreme weather warning, the ranch will be CLOSED and there will be NO lessons that day.

SUMMER

On days where the weather is posted on networks to be +25 C or HIGHER and the area is under extreme weather warning, the ranch will be CLOSED and there will be NO lessons that day

 

 

RAIN/THUNDER STORMS PRODUCING LIGHTNING

On days where heavy rainfall, weather predictions of severe thunderstorms producing lightning and the area is under extreme weather warning, the ranch will be CLOSED and there will be no lessons that day. 

 

We will also close lessons in severe, high WIND for safety reasons.


CANCEL NOTIFICATION

We will post the closure on our Facebook page, DTH client page and text messages will be sent to those who have opted in.  We will do everything possible to have these out the DAY BEFORE the scheduled lesson being cancelled.

On mornings/days of lessons and the weather has turned for the worse, we will do everything we can cancel the lesson BEFORE the class.  If you arrive and we have called off the class....CARDS WILL NOT be punched.  

We know cancelled lesson are FRUSTRATING...this is not something that we take lightly.  When making the decision to cancel a lesson we, as a family, carefully balance

  • the health and well being of the horses 

  • the health and well being of the riders

  • the SAFETY effects of the weather 

  • the quality of instruction that can take place in extreme weather, the all around value, we are NOT comfortable having you pay for a lesson when the quailty is lacking.