Find a horse riding instructor in Glendale, CA

Find horse riding lessons in Glendale, CA

Find horse riding lessons in Glendale, CA

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Top 10 horseback riding instructors in Glendale, CA

Students agree: these Glendale horse riding lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Davids Naterul Horsemanship And Guided Riding

Davids Naterul Horsemanship And Guided Riding

5.0(1)
8 hires on Lessons
23+ years in business
Serves Glendale, CA
Sherryn S. says, "I knew nothing about riding - he was very patient and knowledgable - I look forward to taking more classes from David" Read more
Legends Riding School

Legends Riding School

5.0(2)
11+ years in business
Serves Glendale, CA
Alexis says, "Riding with Dani has always been encouraging and exciting! She is an excellent teacher and always has a positive attitude! " Read more
Champion Gym Trainers Southern California

Champion Gym Trainers Southern California

5.0Exceptional(7)
14 hires on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves Glendale, CA
Chris C. says, "Hired Champion Gym Trainers for swim lessons for my 3 kids ages 4, 6, and 9. Coach Amina came over to our apartment complex pool and helped my kids become floaty free for the summer! We are so happy with the results" Read more
Goldspirit Farm

Goldspirit Farm

5.0Exceptional(11)
1 hire on Lessons
25+ years in business
Serves Glendale, CA
Vance B. says, "Susan is an expert of very rare caliber. The attention shown to each rider and animal in her care demonstrates her commitment to safety and good horsemanship. I arrived barely able to sit in an English saddle, and in a few short months was able, with Susan’s expert tutelage, to develop enough skills to tack, mount, and ride Beginner (working on Novice!) If I didn’t have to move across the country for work I would be delighted to take lessons from Susan for years to come. Show up ready to learn, take direction, and have your skills consistently boosted by one of the finest teachers I’ve ever had the privilege to learn from." Read more
Marcel Miller

Marcel Miller

New on Lessons
Offers online services
5 hires on Lessons
29+ years in business
Serves Glendale, CA
I started teaching when I was 15. Yes, it was a hobby business, but the kids and parents loved it. At that time it was only horseback riding. More serious it became in 2007, when I started it as a professional side business. I tought from young (the youngest kids were 4) to old. My oldest student who I teach the accordion is 83 years old. I teach and always tought business people, from reagular emplyee to managers and executive in business and marketing as well as German for some of my clients who work and travel overseas. Teaching and tutoring was always more than just a job, I truly enjoy giving experience to studens and clients and they ...
Mischief Farm

Mischief Farm

New on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Glendale, CA
All our credentials, history, philosophy, and services are noted on our website at www.Mischieffarm.com
Sunset Ranch

Sunset Ranch

New on Lessons
95+ years in business
Serves Glendale, CA
Teaching horsemenship
Ride With Me Academy

Ride With Me Academy

New on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves Glendale, CA
Lessons are essential in assessing and building skills no matter the level of rider. Through instruction we are able to learn, adjust and grow into a confident, skilled western rider. From beginner, intermediate or advanced there is always more to learn in the horse world. Out on the trail all of the knowledge gained in the arena comes together for a pleasurable experience for both horse and rider. Over the mountain, through the stream or around the river bend enjoy the freedom and connection with your horse at a pace suitable for you! I started my journey with horses at the age of 6 with western pleasure riding from there I transitioned in m...
Pony Driving School

Pony Driving School

5.0(1)
Offers online services
Serves Glendale, CA
Mark S. says, "Respond to customer service complaints before they happen" Read more
Traditional Equitation School

Traditional Equitation School

New on Lessons
Serves Glendale, CA
Good horsemanship requires a balanced combination of intellect, athletic ability, discipline, patience and compassion for the welfare of horses. TES offers the finest equine education and the best horseback riding in LA. We ensure that our students develop strong equestrian foundations through the use of safe and sound training techniques in all of our horse riding lessons, classes, and horse summer camps. We want our students to achieve their riding goals, whether simply safe and enjoyable pleasure riding, competition or horse ownership....

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 Glendale horseback riding instructors

Recent success stories from people in the Glendale area.
Roxy H.
Dani is great . She knows her stuff and has vast experience with teaching a wide range of riding levels and styles. She is great in her communication with both rider and horse. She is encouraging , professional and reliable .
Legends Riding School
Richard A.
I really improved my batting average and swing technique working with Champion Gym! I have the confidence now to make the varsity team at my high school thanks to my coach Ron. thanks for all your help.
Champion Gym Trainers Southern California
Lydia B.
I have been taking lessons with Susan for over three years now and I love this barn, the horses and how much progress I've made since I started working with Susan. She can see exactly what you're doing wrong and will fix it. I came to the barn barely able to canter and now I jump with confidence. Thank you Susan!
Goldspirit Farm
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