Hometown Equestrian Center

Hometown Equestrian Center

4.5 (2)
2 hires on Lessons.com
3 employees
9 years in business

About this pro


We are located at the fabulous Melrose Ranch estate where King Edward lived 100 years ago.  120 pristine acres of marvelous views, woods, fields and pastures. Come and experience a relaxed,  casual environment that eases children and adults who are new to horse riding, into the world of horses without pressure.  

Our program features beginner to advanced lessons, designed for the specific student. Our students progress quickly because we let them enjoy more hours in the saddle.

We teach ground work, grooming, how to saddle up, parts of the horse and equipment, basic horse care, horse health and safety first!!

 We have three horses. Our prize big black horse is a gentle giant. He is tall and yet so safe for both little children and adults.

Dreamer is a smaller horse with a golden body and blonde mane and tail. He’s a Dream! Everyone loves Dreamer.

For more advanced riders and jumpers Crescendo is a solid dappled grey mare with a love for jumping.

Our horses are not lazy riding school mounts, they are friendly and love their people, and so do we! Our instructors are also friendly helpful and patient. We have taught toddlers, veterans, teens, and even disabled children and adults to ride safely.   

Horse riding lessons are therapeutic. Just being on the ranch is relaxing and away from the distractions and busy life styles. 

Contact us and come out for a visit! 

I love horses!

I love children and youth!

I love helping adults to have fun and shine!

Everyone has fun. Everyone has an intimate experience with the horses, learning that they mirror our emotions. This really helps overactive kids be calm, shy people be assertive, PTSD anxiety melts away, physical disabilities are overcome, healthy pride in personal accomplishments shows on every face.  

I love teaching while teaching.  I get to teach people how to ride and safely care for horses  and along the way there are dozens of life-lessons to be shared.

I often have children lie down on the horse’s back and I ask them to look at the clouds while I lead the horse around. Many times the child will fall asleep for a while. They rarely get the opportunity to slow down without some stimuli going on. From the moment they wake it’s; breakfast, dress, brush teeth, school, play, homework, dinner, dishes, bed...when do they stop? I enjoy showing them the power of being still and letting the world relax.  

It’s one of the many powerful lessons we learn with horses. ❤️ 

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Escondido, CA 92027
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2 Reviews


  • Gayle Rios

  • Victoria Castaneda

    Very nice, professional and encouraging. They are located a bit far from our home, but worth the drive for the overall experience.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

We love new students! We first of all evaluate the student’s level and what they want to learn. Then we introduce them to the horse they will ride and fit them into a helmet. 

Students get involved right away in catching the horse and putting on the saddle and bridle. Then off we go to the arena for our lesson! 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

We have owned horses for a lifetime! We have competed and spent hundreds of hours riding in woods, trails, beaches and mountains.

Our family has been running horse ranches for a decade. We’ve taught children, youth, teens, adults, disabled, veterans and the homeless how to ride safely. 

We also train horses and we have rescued 6 horses from abuse. We are horse experts!

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Our prices are variable, depending on our students’ needs and ability to pay. 

Most hour long lessons are $60

Toddlers and young children are $30 for 45 mins. 

How did you get started teaching?

I have been teaching since I was 5! I’ve always been telling people what to do! I was a  high school student camp leader and I’ve been teaching ever since. 

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