Find a horse riding instructor in San Jacinto, CA

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Top 10 horseback riding instructors in San Jacinto, CA

Students agree: these San Jacinto horse riding lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Elizabeth Johnson

Elizabeth Johnson

5.0Exceptional(9)
Serves San Jacinto, CA
Tiffany A. says, "Elizabeth is professional and relatable. She understands the psychology of the horse and builds rider’s confidence through clear process of learning. She has taught me so much about riding and working in partnership with my horses over the years! I love taking lessons from her! " Read more
Champion Gym Trainers Southern California

Champion Gym Trainers Southern California

5.0Exceptional(7)
20 hires on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves San Jacinto, 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
Pulliam Training Stables

Pulliam Training Stables

5.0(2)
2 hires on Lessons
3+ years in business
Serves San Jacinto, CA
Linda H. says, "Excellent experience! Daniel is very patient with new riders, children and older adults who haven't ridden for years. He makes you feel comfortable and takes time to explain things. Highly recommend for whatever stage of a rider you are. He has comfortable gaited horses for lessons." Read more
Delacreme Equestrian

Delacreme Equestrian

5.0Exceptional(6)
14+ years in business
Serves San Jacinto, CA
Jill says, "Trainer very knowledgeable and helped us find great match horses. Barn is friendly and, thankfully, no barn “drama.” Lots of showing opportunities. " Read more
Lucky Dog Ranch

Lucky Dog Ranch

5.0(2)
1 hire on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves San Jacinto, CA
Jo R. says, "Excellent instruction and great philosophy " Read more
Faith Ranch

Faith Ranch

New on Lessons
34+ years in business
Serves San Jacinto, CA
Lessons, English western and trail riders! Learn how to tack your horse up. Bathing and learn all different parts of your tack. Get connected with your horse
Www.emilycovington.com

Www.emilycovington.com

New on Lessons
Serves San Jacinto, CA
I provide one on one instruction in dressage with a positive and supportive approach. Each rider and horse has a program tailored to the individual. Over 25 years riding, training, selling and teaching in top facilities. Experience from foal to FEI. Dozens of young horses started under saddle in successful careers. I love sharing knowledge and helping my students realize their goals, whether success in showing or simply to enjoy and achieve more harmony with their horse. I love seeing each rider find harmony and realize their goals with their horse. My background and experience allows me to give each student the tools they need to do that. ...
WINNING STARTS HERE

WINNING STARTS HERE

5.0(1)
39+ years in business
Serves San Jacinto, CA
Kathi S. says, "Karen was my trainer from 2004-2010, when she left to join family in another state. I had shown as a kid, but had been out of riding and showing for 20 years. My daughter was 5 years old. When Karen began to work with us, we soon bought a 3-year old Paint horse, Simply Too Hot, aka Patch in mid 2004. I started showing her and by the 2006 Pinto World Show, we won a World title in English Pleasure, followed by a 2007 World title in Amateur Senior Showmanship and 2008 World title in Western Disciplined Rail. We also had a Reserve World title in Novice Am Western Pleasure and Amateur Showmanship, both in 2006; at the 2008 Paint World, we were 5th in Showmanship. As much as I won with Patch, the greatest accomplishments with this mare were won by my daughter. Karen trained Alyssa to to back to back APHA world titles in 2007 and 2008 (9 1sts and 1 2nd) in Showmanship at paint world. She also won a Reserve World title with a 4 year old gelding as a seven-year-old child in the 11&Under division at Pinto World. My daughter has gone on to be Top 20 in the nation with Patch, and adding another Reserve World in Showmanship, and twice with Sensational Ride, aka Simon. All of the awards are great but most importantly, Karen played a major role in shaping a young lady’s future. My daughter has work ethic, a strong love for the horse, and is now a responsible adult in college. Karen taught us both many things, and took us to heights I could only dream of. Most importantly, she became a lifelong friend. " Read more
Hardin Ranch

Hardin Ranch

New on Lessons
43+ years in business
Serves San Jacinto, CA
We train all levels of riding, we train and teach all rodeo competitions. Roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing, team roping, break away roping. Relay riding. We also do colt breaking. Trail riding, we at our ranch rodeo professional and won several titles and championships.
Pony Driving School

Pony Driving School

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

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 San Jacinto horseback riding instructors

Recent success stories from people in the San Jacinto area.
MBR
Elizabeth Johnson has a gift for quickly assessing both the horse and rider in determining what each needs to bring out the best in each other! Great teacher!
Elizabeth Johnson
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
Joyce G.
Provides excellent service, answers any and all questions, is fast, courteous, and friendly.
Pulliam Training Stables
Missy D.
Very professional program for all ages. They have great horses and the location and facility is top notch. It has been a great program for my child.
Delacreme Equestrian
Susie G.
How nice Cindy was and patience
Lucky Dog Ranch
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