Find a horse riding instructor in Chandler, AZ

Find horse riding lessons in Chandler, AZ

Find horse riding lessons in Chandler, AZ

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Top 10 horseback riding instructors in Chandler, AZ

Students agree: these Chandler horse riding lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Serenity Stables

Serenity Stables

5.0(2)
18 hires on Lessons
18+ years in business
Serves Chandler, AZ
Suzanne R. says, "Kept in touch with me to set up times and days for lessons. Will resume lessons when the heat lessens for safety for horses and riders. " Read more
Sharp Performance Horses

Sharp Performance Horses

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
22+ years in business
Serves Chandler, AZ
Watch the students learn how to connect with there horses
Nadir Riding Academy

Nadir Riding Academy

5.0(1)
2 hires on Lessons
38+ years in business
Serves Chandler, AZ
Nancy C. says, "Paris is a great trainer with a lot of knowledge and show experience. He also works closely with P2 Sport Horses... that’s a definite added benefit " Read more
Second Chance Ranch

Second Chance Ranch

5.0Exceptional(6)
1 hire on Lessons
2+ years in business
Serves Chandler, AZ
Timothy W. says, "I rarely write reviews but felt compelled to do so. I owned horses most of my life (30+ years). Several years ago, I broke my neck in a car accident and a new chapter began. Recently, I was diagnosed with a rare and terminal disease with a year or so left to live. I was asked by a friend: What is on your bucket list? And realized I had a great desire to get back in the saddle. After calling several people, I found Brian on line as a trainer/ instructor. I explained my situation to him and unlike others, his immediate response was… get out here and let’s ride. Upon meeting him I realized everything he claimed in his add was true and then some. He is a well-spoken, well mannered, intelligent yet modest young man with a wealth of horse knowledge. He is very patient and understanding with the ability to communicate effectively any lesson to any rider, beginner to advanced. He is laid back and relaxed which resonates to his approach to horses. His style of training is systematic, repetitive patients vs. the whip & spur method. If you’re looking to take your green broke colt and transform him into a world champion reining horse. Brian is not your guy. If you’re looking to work out the bad habits and fine tune your horse, if you’re a beginner looking for someone to take the time to personally teach you and / or your children the right and safe way to ride without the cookie cutter mentality, or perhaps a novice to advanced rider looking to improve your skill set, give Brian a call. Spend one hour with him and you will see exactly what I am talking about. Thanks for everything Brian, see you next week, Tim" Read more
M&M Home Horse Whisperer And Instructor

M&M Home Horse Whisperer And Instructor

New on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves Chandler, AZ
Text me for details but all aspects of horse care health purpose and riding styles . Horses are my passion and love getting ppl excited and active in the horse community great animals
HORSESENSIBLE Horsemanship

HORSESENSIBLE Horsemanship

5.0(1)
Serves Chandler, AZ
Kelli M. says, "Dave's Horsemanship Program is awesome. I am learning how to ride, stay safe around horses, and most importantly, I am learning overall horsemanship. I would recommend Dave without reservation. " Read more
Basics By Bareback

Basics By Bareback

5.0(2)
Serves Chandler, AZ
Randy R. says, "Erin helped me through my first real horseback riding lesson. I was nervous at first, I had never really been that close to horses before but have always wanted to ride. Erin sensed my nerves immediately and slowed things down and gave Lazer(horse) and I a few extra minutes to get to know each other. She corrected my form as she took me through basic command and what to be alert for. I would definitely work with Erin again." Read more
Lazy King Ranch

Lazy King Ranch

New on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves Chandler, AZ
I teach beginner lessons for horsemanship.
Lone Horse Ranch LLC

Lone Horse Ranch LLC

New on Lessons
Serves Chandler, AZ
Hi! I'm Vanessa Elio, and I've been in the Horse Industry for over 10 years and I've been teaching horseback riding lessons with a local high school for the last 4 years. I'm now excited to be in an position to start out giving lessons on my own. I'm looking for clients who want to join me in my passion for learning not only ride, but to gain better awareness for how to utilize their body to communicate with the horse, become stronger, and fulfil lifelong dreams of building a connection with a horse. I start every lesson with a goal to focus on, and do my best to make it fun and enjoy able for the horse and rider. I've had countless succe
Draggin Ass Performance Horses

Draggin Ass Performance Horses

New on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Chandler, AZ
Love helping others and sharing my passion with my students

Your Horseback Riding Lessons questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much are horseback riding lessons?

Horse riding lessons cost $45 to $80 per hour, depending on where you live and the type of riding you want to learn. Most riding lessons begin in the ring, where the trainer can safely monitor the beginning rider as they get comfortable in the saddle.

Many trainers offer introductory packages at a discounted price and start beginning riders out in group lessons. As you master the riding basics, then a teacher may recommend private lessons to focus on specific skills or more advanced riding training.

What age to start horseback riding lessons?

There is no particular age that is best for starting horseback riding lessons, instead, it depends on the child's maturity, physical coordination, and interest in horses. Most experts agree that children should be at least 6 years old before taking formal riding lessons.

For young children, the parents should visit a stable to introduce the child to horses and horse care before signing up for lessons. Choose a stable with well trained, gentle horses and experience with young riders.

Do you tip for horseback riding lessons?

Tipping for horseback riding lessons is not customary, but always appreciated. A thank you note is a great way to acknowledge a good teacher and show your appreciation. If you want to tip, 10% to 20% tip is more than generous.

What equipment do I need to begin horse lessons?

Most horse stables have horses and tack for use during riding lessons, so purchasing that is not necessary at the start. Your instructor will let you know their specific recommendations, but the basic equipment you will need to begin horseback riding lessons includes:

  • Helmet
  • Riding pants
  • Boots with heels
  • Gloves

Do I have to own a horse to be able to take lessons?

No, you do not have to own a horse to take riding lessons. Many riding schools and barns have well-trained horses for beginners through experienced riders. Taking riding lessons before owning a horse is a great way to make sure you enjoy riding before committing to horse ownership.

Learning basic equine care before buying a horse is also advised. Riding trainers often include an element of horse care as part of their lessons. Tasks like mucking stalls, cleaning tack, and basic horse grooming are incorporated into lessons and are beneficial to learn before becoming a horse owner.

How often should I have lessons? How many lessons do I need?

The frequency and number of riding lessons depend on your level of experience, riding goals, and budget. Generally, it is recommended that beginners take lessons at least once a week to build foundational riding skills.

Basic riding skills take anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 months to learn but the more you ride, the faster you will improve. Riders who take one lesson a week will likely spend their first year focusing on riding basics. Riders who practice more often or schedule additional private lessons will advance faster.

How do I choose a horseback riding instructor?

When looking for horseback riding lessons, be sure to:

  • Start by researching different riding styles and disciplines to help you narrow down instructors that teach the type of riding you want to learn.
  • Visit the stables to ensure you are comfortable with how the horses are treated and the arena is maintained.
  • Ask about group or private lessons and decide which is better for your budget and riding goals.
  • Ask about taking an introductory lesson to try out their teaching style and gauge your interest in the sport.

What questions should I ask a riding instructor?

Once you've narrowed down a list of potential riding instructors, ask them the following questions:

  • What is your teaching style?
  • What are your qualifications?
  • What are your rates?
  • What type of horses do you have?
  • What is your availability?
  • What is your cancellation policy?

Reviews for Chandler horseback riding instructors

Recent success stories from people in the Chandler area.
Roxana G.
Quick and fast great customer service. They scheduled me right away. Love them.
Serenity Stables
Angela C.
Brian is a warm cup of tea on a cold day. He brings a smile and a caring heart to everything he does. He approaches each session with patience and always wants the best for horse and rider.
Second Chance Ranch
Liz S.
I absolutely loved working with Erin! Very personable and energetic! Very experienced, she made me feel so comfortable! I could not have asked for anything better.
Basics by Bareback
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