Most students ride once a week, in groups of two to four riders for 45 minutes. Each 45 minute lesson includes mounting and dismounting and the riding session. Hippotherapy sessions are one on one with the therapist and last 45 minutes. Riders sign up for a whole season at once. Winter is 6 weeks long Jan-Feb, Spring is 13 weeks March-June, Summer is 6 weeks July-August and Fall is 13 weeks August-December. Hippotherapy is only conducted in the spring and fall seasons and community lessons offered through Fairfax County Parktakes are 10 weeks spring and fall and 6 weeks winter and summer.