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New on Lessons
Serves East Palo Alto, CA
Welcome, I’m a German dressage, jumping and eventing trainer with over 10years of experience teaching and training horses professionally. I’m grown up with horses and earned my degree in riding when I was 19years old. I worked and competed in jumping, dressage and eventing through out my years riding. My philosophy is to help rider and horse to understand each other and help them archive there goals together and in harmony.
Horizons East Equestrian Center

Horizons East Equestrian Center

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4 hires on Lessons
Serves Pleasanton, CA
Hi there! Please give us a call and we can chat about lessons.
ALK Equine

ALK Equine

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1 hire on Lessons
Serves Milpitas, CA
Andrea has been very fortunate to grow up surrounded by horses; as soon as she could sit up on her own, she was on a horse. She began taking formal lessons at age six, switching between both english and western throughout the years. She began her time as a trainer and teacher working for two different trainers, both at the facility that she was at. As the second trainer moved on, Andrea decided to continue with her own business. She aims to create confident riders who are in tune with their equine partners. Andrea is all about staying cool, calm and collected in the saddle, and values working with riders on staying relaxed and understanding t...
Golden Gaits Equestrian Center

Golden Gaits Equestrian Center

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Serves Los Gatos, CA
I enjoy introducing aspiring horseback riders to the equestrian industry. I am magic with my results
Becky Hart Horse Pro

Becky Hart Horse Pro

Lori says, "Becky gave me a solid foundation in horsemanship. Becky works with beginner and advanced riders. As an older, beginner rider, I wanted someone with experience and a world of knowledge. Becky gave me this and so much more! Becky is an excellent teacher and instructor! I highly recommend Becky! " Read more

Your Horseback Riding Lessons questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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 Fremont horseback riding instructors

Recent success stories from people in the Fremont area.
Linda M.
Becky does not just teach one to be a rider. She is a walking encyclopedia of equestrian knowledge that she selflessly shares with her students at every opportunity. Lessons with Becky are the whole package. If one has the desire to learn they will not only become a better rider but your your horse will love you for the knowledge you gain in all aspects of horsemanship. The foundation I received from Becky will always be with me. I will be forever grateful to have had the opportunity to have been her student.
Becky Hart Horse Pro
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