Horse Riding Lessons
We are accepting New Clients!
2016 & 2017 Calendar
If you have never ridden a horse before or would like to learn more about horses and advance your horsemanship skills,
we are here to help! We can help you with your own horse or use one of ours. 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. Click the following link to learn about our horsemanship
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 $45 per hour.
$25 for ages 3 and under - 30 minute lesson. (Pee-Wee Pony Rides available, too!)
Package deals are available for multiple lessons.
Intermediate to Advanced Riding Lessons:
If you will be using one of our lesson horses, you will be expected to catch, groom, and tack up the horse 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. Learn to be balanced and relaxed through your body
while riding a soft, supple, and willing horse.
Private Lessons for ages 4 and up are $45 per hour.
Packaged deals are available for multiple lessons.
You may bring your own horse to our location. No haul-in fee. Or, we can come to your facility. See pricing below.
Semi-Private or Group Lessons:
Bring a friend or two for riding lessons to learn and encourage each other in a group. 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 three riders
with our horses. Haul-in's welcome.
Semi-Private Lessons for ages 10 and up with our horses. Package deals with multiple lessons are available.
2 Riders = $60 (1 hour); $90 (1.5 hour); $120 (2 hours).
3 riders = $120 (1.5 hour); $195 (2 hours).
Bring your own horses to our location for $30 per person per hour. No haul-in fee.
We can travel to your barn, see pricing below in "Traveling Trainer" section.
Our professional instructor can come to your location to help you with your horse. She can help you build a better relationship with your horse, troubleshoot
problems, or help you improve your riding ability. She will put together a custom training program designed specifically for you and
your horse so that you both can be successful. You will learn techniques that are appropriate for you and your horse so that you
can be confident in your ability to communicate clearly with your horse. Effective comminucation between horse and handler is they key
to achieving your goals or overcoming problems. Contact us by phone or email to discuss your goals, issues you or your horse are having, or to set up an
Traveling cost = $65 for 1.5 hour session. $20 per additional half hour.
Additional follow ups $60 (1.5 hour). $20 per additional half hour.
Travel Fee = Free within 10 miles of the OCHS Ranch. $1 per mile beyond the 10 mile radius.
Trust and Leadership is establish from the ground through a series of exercises and games.
Groundwork Sessions: $35 per hour indivual / $25 per hour for 2 or more participating together.
Our groundwork sessions are offered to help improve your understanding of horse behavior, create a calmer and more trusting
horse, as well as improve your horsemanship from the ground. We use roundpen training as well as lunge-line training to create a more
confident and trusting equine partner. We cover topics such as de-spooking, backing, speed control, tight circles, figure 8's,
tear-drops, introduction to ground driving and so much more. We can work with yearlings that need a gentle start into their working career, green horses ready to
be started under saddle, older horses needing a safe workout routine, or horses or people that are bored with their current routine.
Learn the horses body language
Teach your horse to "Come" when called.
Teach your horse to stand perfectly still while you chat with friends or go play with your dog.
Get your horse to circle you without any ropes attached.
Get rid of bad habbits such as pawing, biting, pushiness, pulling away, head tossing and much more
Teach your horse to pick up your hat so you don't have to bend down.
Teach your horse to "Heel" like you do your dog, without a rope attached.
So, does groundwork sound fun yet?
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 from the ground such as his head, neck, shoulders, and hindquarters.
Learn how to correctly lunge a horse without being dull or boring to your horse. Progress will be made so that there is very little pressure on the lead-line as you guide the horse through a set of circles, turns, and even obstacles. Eventually you will be off the lead-line and testing your skills at liberty!
Hands-on Lectures = $35 per hour. Great for learning more about our wonderful equestrian world. Learn about hay and the different
feeds for horses; arena care and maintmence; fencing and horse friendly buildings; hoof care; illness and injury; manure management;
tack fitting; proper care & maintence of tack; horse body weight & management; senior horse care; equine color coats; and so much more.
Horse Evaluation = $50 per hour, plus travel fee. Having an expert evaluate a horse that you are interested in purchasing or
leasing will give you a piece of mind that you are making the right and safe decision for you and your family. We want to make sure
you will be purchasing or leasing a horse that is a great fit for your desires and goals.
Let us help you evaluate your prospective equine.
Boarding Facility or Farm Evaluation = $35 per hour, plus travel fee. Much like the horse evaluation, but a lot less dangerous.
We will help you when looking for a boarding facility that will match your riding style and goals. We make sure the facility is safe,
honest, and will have the amenities that will suit your needs. We will also help you in your search for a boarding facility. The farm
evalutian will help you decide if the exisiting fencing; shelterss; water and etc. will need to be repaired or even help
you design a set-up that will suit your needs from stalls and runs to footing in the arena.
Equine Ownership Preperation Courses = see package deals for exact cost. These courses are geared for indivuals, couples, or families
that are looking to purchase their first horse, just got their horses, or anyone that is interested in a very in-depth look into
equine ownership. Included in the packages are riding lessons (on our lesson horses or yours), lectures, and an evaluation of a
prospective horse. You can also get discounts on additional lessons, lectures, and evaluations!
Please see "PACKAGE DEALS" Page for discounts for private, family, or group Lessons!
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!
- Must pre-purchase package deals.
- ALL Packages expire 6 weeks after purchase date.
- To reschedule lessons, please notify us 48 hours in advance.
- Cancelation within 24 of scheduled lesson results in a $30 cancelation fee. This applies for private, group, or packaged lessons.
- No fee applies for weather related cancelations that are rescheduled within 7 days.
- During camp, we keep our student to instructor ratio small to ensure each student gets plenty of
- Summer camp dates are subject to change.
- Rescheduling of camps must be done 14 days prior to the start of camp and only if there is available space in another camp - otherwise receive refund of half of total camp fee.
- Deposits for camp are required 14 days prior to the start of camp.