Find a horse riding instructor in North Lauderdale, FL

Find horse riding lessons in North Lauderdale, FL

Find horse riding lessons in North Lauderdale, FL

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Find horse riding lessons in North Lauderdale, FL

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Top 10 horseback riding instructors in North Lauderdale, FL

Students agree: these North Lauderdale horse riding lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Resistance Ranch

Resistance Ranch

13 hires on Lessons
3+ years in business
Serves North Lauderdale, FL
Nigel S. says, "The experience of the instructors and the level of care is excellent. This is not your average coin operated establishment . They truly enjoy what they do and are willing to work around schedules and with you to enhance your skills .Should that be just competent trail riding , barrel racing or dressage . There is something here for everyone . Great experience, warm and friendly folks" Read more
Bethany Peslar Dressage

Bethany Peslar Dressage

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
22+ years in business
Serves North Lauderdale, FL
Dressage lessons and training for all ages and levels from beginner-Grand Prix. Also lessons for hunter & jumper riders looking to improve their flat work. Available to travel to your barn for lessons!
Heather @ Fireline Farms

Heather @ Fireline Farms

11 hires on Lessons
10+ years in business
Serves North Lauderdale, FL
Erika C. says, "Heather is awesome and knows how to help you get comfortable around and on a horse. Her lesson horse Mongolian is amazingly calm and very forgiving of any mistakes you might make. I’d definitely recommend them to anyone looking to ride " Read more
Gary Cortolillo, Instructor/Trainer

Gary Cortolillo, Instructor/Trainer

New on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves North Lauderdale, FL
I’m a professional certified trainer and riding instructor I teach beginners, intermediate, and advanced riders. I train horses as well.
Southwest Ranches Horseback Riding With Annabelle

Southwest Ranches Horseback Riding With Annabelle

New on Lessons
12+ years in business
Serves North Lauderdale, FL
I have been riding for 20 years and teaching horseback lessons for 13 years. I enjoy sharing the passion and love for horses with individuals who have yet to experience it. I teach horsemanship & horse companionship in addition to ridding. I focus on building a relationship with a horse & being able to understand their body language. My love for horses leads me as I continue to help others connect with their love for them as well.

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 North Lauderdale horseback riding instructors

Recent success stories from people in the North Lauderdale area.
Emunah S.
Shannon my instructor is truly incredible. She is always on time and prepared for the lesson. Whenever I have a question I am given a full explanation of how things work. I have learned so much in the short time that I’ve been with her. Looking forward to learning more. Highly recommend Shannon.
Resistance Ranch
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