Find a horse riding instructor in Commerce City, CO

Find horse riding lessons in Commerce City, CO

Find horse riding lessons in Commerce City, CO

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Find horse riding lessons in Commerce City, CO

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Top 10 horseback riding instructors in Commerce City, CO

Students agree: these Commerce City horse riding lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Cherry Creek Riding Club

Cherry Creek Riding Club

4.8(4)
6 hires on Lessons
2+ years in business
Serves Commerce City, CO
Anna C. says, "Mary is really nice and positive. She knows how to explain and teach kids. I think she is also a really experienced rider so she really knows how to deal with horses and she will always help if you need any for example helmet or juts explaining how everything works." Read more
Sam's Riding Lessons And Horse Training

Sam's Riding Lessons And Horse Training

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves Commerce City, CO
Hi I’m Samantha I’ve been riding horses since I was 3 I’ve been training horses since I was 13 and giving lessons since I was 16. I do barrel racing and I ride both English and western. I just left my teaching job to get back into horse training and teaching lessons! I have my own lesson horse and saddles . If you have your own horse I will definitely travel to you depending on where you are. I also will train horses. If you’re looking for basic riding lessons or barrel racing lesson or jumping I’d be happy to help with the right price :) -have won many checks from barrel racing - I’ve trained about 7 horses 3 of my own that now win money ...
MNC Farm

MNC Farm

New on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Commerce City, CO
Leah has spent the last 30 years mastering the art of training horses and teaching others who are passionate about and enjoy training their own horses. She originally discovered her love of horses as a teenager at A&A historical trails. She furthered her stable management experience by running Bear Creek Stables for Wild West Ranch in the late 1990’s.Then around 2010 she realized her passion for coaching students at White Harvest Farms. She has been a riding instructor ever since and now enjoys coaching students at MNC and training young horses of her own and for clients. She is excited to continue to share her love and knowledge of horses fo
Riding Instructor- H/J, Western,Young Horse Training, Show Trainer

Riding Instructor- H/J, Western,Young Horse Training, Show Trainer

5.0(1)
2 hires on Lessons
10+ years in business
Serves Commerce City, CO
Judy L. says, "She explains everything and is very patient. I have been working on western riding. " Read more
Happy Hands For Horses

Happy Hands For Horses

New on Lessons
27+ years in business
Serves Commerce City, CO
I have taught handicap and children to ride. I am an experienced Hunter Jumper from the East Coast traveled and taught thru America . Was an A Circuit champion in Florida. Hunted in Ny and dressage and cross country in Tx. I love the kids and how they can enjoy and compete and have a horse relationship. I am patient and safe .
MC Equestrian

MC Equestrian

5.0(2)
6+ years in business
Serves Commerce City, CO
Mary K. says, "When I started I was asked what I wanted from riding and my interests. I feel the lessons are tailored to my abilities and learning style. Not a cookie cutter approach such as this the way To learn and everyone learns the same way. All horses are NOT the same, just as people are not. The overall horsemanship concept of rider and horse, the horse is a thinking, responding animal just like me. For instance I was having trouble with balance and leg posture position. Michelle broke it down into steps differently until I found my footing, sort of speak. I am 62 this is my first experience with formal training. It is a highlight in my week. Both my grandchildren, 14 & 16 take lessons. My grandson, 16 does not like sports - he loves learning to ride with Michelle. She is a very patient, calm person. My grand daughter enjoys her lessons as well. She explains why you do each cue to ask the horse and why something may not be working. Fantastic trainer. " Read more
Billie Cowden Performances Horses

Billie Cowden Performances Horses

New on Lessons
Serves Commerce City, CO
Looking for lessons or tuning on a horse? Maybe even wanting your horse to experience the rodeo life and learn to be diverse in their training? We are accepting new clients who have always had big dreams and want to make them a reality!

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 Commerce City horseback riding instructors

Recent success stories from people in the Commerce City area.
Heather
Mary is very experienced and really knows her stuff. Her credentials are amazing.
Cherry Creek Riding Club
Auna S.
Very amazing and the teacher is spectacular
MC Equestrian
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