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Find horse riding lessons in Compton, CA

Find horse riding lessons in Compton, CA

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Top 10 horseback riding instructors in Compton, CA

Students agree: these Compton horse riding lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Guerrero Rides

Guerrero Rides

New on Lessons
3+ years in business
Serves Compton, CA
The way that you connect with a horse is going to set up a bound between you two after that is yest to give love and care to echther of you..
DW Farms

DW Farms

5.0(1)
4 hires on Lessons
43+ years in business
Serves Compton, CA
Amberley L. says, "Dave is excellent! As a beginner, I feel that he is very patient with me. He does well with teaching the techniques used in horse riding as well as teaching me things about the horse." Read more
Pony Driving School

Pony Driving School

5.0(1)
Offers online services
Serves Compton, CA
Mark S. says, "Respond to customer service complaints before they happen" Read more
Got Horse Trails

Got Horse Trails

5.0(4)
25+ years in business
Serves Compton, CA
Paula D. says, "Great place togo🦄" Read more
Sunset Ranch

Sunset Ranch

New on Lessons
95+ years in business
Serves Compton, CA
Teaching horsemenship
Dreamscape Equestrians

Dreamscape Equestrians

New on Lessons
28+ years in business
Serves Compton, CA
32 years showing and training in the competetive hunter, equitation, jumper and dressage circuits. Most recent awards: OCIEL Dressage Trainer of the Year 2016, 2017 and 2018. 2017 Trainer of Jr. Training level Champion CDS south, USDF Region 7. Offering hunter, equitation, jumper, dressage and western lessons. Beginner to advanced students accepted. Children and adults are all welcome. Friendly enviroment with a relaxed atmosphere while still mantaining the highest training levels keeping with industry standards. Students taught at competetive levels and encouraged if they declare interest in showing. Showing is not required to participate

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 Compton horseback riding instructors

Recent success stories from people in the Compton area.
Paula D.
Lots of fun! Karen is great instructor. Love spending my time here. Hands on is such an awesome experience!!
Got Horse Trails
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