Horse Riding Lessons
If you have never ridden a horse before or would like to learn more about horses and advance your skills, you've come to the right place! We have several excellent lesson horses. Please read about them on our “The Horses” link on the left hand side of this page. We'll match you to the horse that matches your ability so that you can be confident with horses. Our goal is to help you achieve better communication and ride more fluidly with the horse, whether you prefer English or Western riding.
Beginner Riding Lessons:
Learn to safely and confidently lead, tie, groom, and tack up your horse prior to learning to how to ride. Doing this from the ground, such as grooming, helps you gain confidence and build a bond with the horse. You will learn basic skills about how to steer the horse with the reins and your legs using leg pressure. Learn about horses in a fun, safe, and relaxed environment with a gorgeous view of the Rocky Mountains for an even better equine experience. Contact us today to discuss your needs and desires! We look forward to sharing our passion and knowledge about horses with you.
Private Lessons for ages 4 and up are $35 per hour. See our discounted package deals below!
Pony rides availalbe for 3 and under, $10 per child per 15 minutes. Also offered are 1.5 hour lessons for $50
Intermediate Riding Lessons:
If you will be using one of our lesson horses, you will be expected to catch, groom, and tack up the horse. If you are a little rusty, have no fear! We will do some refreshing until you get it down pat again. Lessons are catered to your needs and desires based on your current knowledge and ability to best help you advance your skills. Learn to make smoother transitions between gaits; post and sit to the trot; cue effectively for the canter in both directions, and improve your balance. Learn to communicate better with the horse by using your aids effectively. Your aids include your energy, your seat, your legs, your core stomach muscles, your eyes, and the reins. Learn to move the horses head, shoulders, hindquarters, ribs, and legs separately, and together, as you progress to more advanced movements such as collection, shoulders-in, half-pass, rollbacks, pivots, lead changes, and more.
We can also travel to your location for an additional travel fee. Contact us today to discuss your goals!
Private Lessons for ages 8 and up are $35 per hour. Also offered are 1.5hour lessons for $50 See our discounted package deals below!
Semi-Private or Group Lessons:
Bring a buddy or two for riding lessons! Lessons are based on the general knowledge of the group so that each student can still advance their skill while enjoying the company of others. Start in the arena to improve your riding ability and then enjoy a relaxing trail ride on the plains within the property. We can accommodate up to four riders with our horses. Contact us to discuss bringing your own horse(s) for group lessons.
Semi-Private and Group Lessons for ages 8 and up are $25 per person per hour.
Want to have even more fun with horses? Come learn about Equine Agility! If you know what dog agility is; you’re on the right track! Equine agility is similar to dog agility, on a much larger scale. Handlers cue the horse from the ground by using body language and verbal cues to guide the horse through a set of obstacles at liberty. At liberty means that the handler has no rope attached to the horse, the horse is free to do as he chooses. The handler must have good horsemanship skills so that the horse has trust in his handler and wants to do what is requested of him. The obstacles in Equine Agility could include, but are not limited to:
Please note that our facility does not have all of the objects listed above. Equine Agility as a sport, however, can incorporate all of these obstacles and more.
Jumping an object or a set of objects
Going through water
Going through a tunnel, or under an object.
Backing through a pattern
Jumping through a hoop
Going over a bridge
Going over a teeter-totter, and etc.
Lessons start with proper handling of the lead-rope, positioning your body for effective cueing, and learning to “read” the horse; what he needs; what he wants and why he does what he does. Learn how to effectively use your equipment and body language to cue the horse. Learn how to move different parts of the horse’s body such as his head, neck, shoulders, and hindquarters. Progress will be made such that there is very little pressure on the lead-line as you guide the horse through a set of obstacles. Eventually you will be off the lead-line and testing your skills at liberty!
2014 Package Deals Available:
Package Deal - 5 Riding lessons = $135 This includes 5 private, one-hour lessons.
Expires 8 weeks after purchase date.
Package Deal - 8 Riding Lessons = $190 This includes 8 private, one-hour lessons.
Expires 10 weeks after purchase date.
Recommended Apparel includes:
- Boots with a heel
- Long pants such as breeches, leggings, or knit type pants for English style riding and jeans for Western style riding.
- Gloves such as good fitting driving gloves, leather gloves, or other gloves that are non-slick, so that the reins do not slip through your hands.
- Sun screen
- A lightweight hat to wear underneath your helmet
- Glove warmers or thin gloves to wear underneath your thicker gloves, but no mittens please.
- Winter socks or double layer socks
- Close fitting jacket or vest.
- Long underwear
- Layering is very beneficial!