Find a horse riding instructor in Long Beach, CA

Find horse riding lessons in Long Beach, CA

Find horse riding lessons in Long Beach, CA

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Top 10 horseback riding instructors in Long Beach, CA

Students agree: these Long Beach horse riding lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Champion Gym Trainers Southern California

Champion Gym Trainers Southern California

5.0Exceptional(7)
28 hires on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves Long Beach, 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
EC Sport Horses

EC Sport Horses

New on Lessons
22+ years in business
Serves Long Beach, CA
Riding lessons available on your horse (haul-in or if local to me, I can come to you) and lesson horse available for ages 7 and up. Must have some prior basic riding experience. Specializing in Reining, Hunter/Jumper, Dressage, Ranch Riding and proper horsemanship.
DW Farms

DW Farms

5.0(1)
4 hires on Lessons
43+ years in business
Serves Long Beach, 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
Thaty Vidal

Thaty Vidal

New on Lessons
19+ years in business
Serves Long Beach, CA
Welcome to Thaty Vidal Horseback Riding Lessons! Located in the serene Rolling Hills Estates, CA, I specialize in providing personalized horseback riding instruction tailored to your individual needs. With a focus on safety, skill development, and a deep connection with the horse, I aim to cultivate confidence and mastery in riders of all levels. Whether you're a beginner or looking to refine your equestrian skills, my dedicated one-on-one approach ensures a rewarding and enriching experience. Join me and discover the joy of horseback riding in a supportive and nurturing environment.
Ace

Ace

New on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves Long Beach, CA
Welcome to Ace, your premier destination for diverse and expert-led sports training. With a dedicated team of 10 skilled professionals, Ace provides comprehensive, tailored programs to meet your needs. let us help you achieve your athletic goals with passion and expertise.
Stacy Young Stables

Stacy Young Stables

New on Lessons
14+ years in business
Serves Long Beach, CA
Nothing more rewarding than when a student reaches set goals. The confidence, the bond and knowing my skills have made a positive imprint on their lives is priceless.
Oceanview Performance Horses

Oceanview Performance Horses

New on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves Long Beach, CA
Oceanview Performance Horses is the Western riding program at Portuguese Bend Riding Club (PBRC). Western instructors Lindsey, Savannah, Daniela, Katie, Brenna and Nicole teach basic and advanced ranch riding and gymkhana. Oceanview Performance Horses also offers trail rides in beautiful Portuguese Bend Reserve. Oceanview Performance Horses is passionate about building relationships with the horses we work with and are excited to help our students do the same. Our goal is to help riders of all levels develop confidence with their horses, both on the ground and in the saddle....
Got Horse Trails

Got Horse Trails

5.0(4)
25+ years in business
Serves Long Beach, CA
Paula D. says, "Great place togo🦄" Read more
Pony Driving School

Pony Driving School

5.0(1)
Offers online services
Serves Long Beach, CA
Mark S. says, "Respond to customer service complaints before they happen" Read more
Lakewood Equestrian Center

Lakewood Equestrian Center

New on Lessons
Serves Long Beach, CA
Lakewood Equestrian Center, located in Lakewood, California, and its surrounding areas, offers a comprehensive range of equestrian services. The Center provides horse boarding, riding lessons for all disciplines, horse training, and riding trails in Rynerson Park. It is also home to Pony Time, a public petting zoo, and pony ride facility available from Wednesday to Sunday. Furthermore, it hosts Shoestring City Ranch, a non-profit providing volunteer experiences for inner-city youth. Whether you're a seasoned equestrian or a beginner, Lakewood Equestrian Center has something for everyone.

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 Long Beach horseback riding instructors

Recent success stories from people in the Long Beach area.
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
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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