Find a horse riding instructor in Los Angeles, CA

Find horse riding lessons in Los Angeles, CA

Find horse riding lessons in Los Angeles, CA

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Top 10 horseback riding instructors in Los Angeles, CA

Students agree: these Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles, 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
Guerrero Rides

Guerrero Rides

New on Lessons
3+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, 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..
Champion Gym Trainers Southern California

Champion Gym Trainers Southern California

5.0Exceptional(7)
28 hires on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, 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 Los Angeles, 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.
Kats Horse Training

Kats Horse Training

New on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
My name is Katrina Robles! I’ve been riding horses for over 10 years and have take plenty of lessons myself. I currently train and teach those who are interested in riding western!
Stacy Young Stables

Stacy Young Stables

New on Lessons
14+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, 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.
Thaty Vidal

Thaty Vidal

New on Lessons
19+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, 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.
DW Farms

DW Farms

5.0(1)
4 hires on Lessons
43+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, 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
Marcel Miller

Marcel Miller

New on Lessons
Offers online services
5 hires on Lessons
29+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, 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 ...
Sunset Ranch

Sunset Ranch

New on Lessons
95+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Teaching horsemenship

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 Los Angeles horseback riding instructors

Recent success stories from people in the Los Angeles 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
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