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Top 10 horseback riding instructors in Marietta, GA

Students agree: these Marietta horse riding lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Sunny Brook Stables

Sunny Brook Stables

New on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves Marietta, GA
Sunny Brook Stables is a family-oriented farm located in the heart of East Cobb County in Marietta, GA. We are a full service facility offering lessons, clinics, home shows and showing, and horsemanship classes with our Academy in English disciplines for riders of all ages. We offer lessons with highly qualified and experienced staff who are from all walks of life in teaching, business, with multiple instructors who rode at the collegiate level. Our main mission is "Happy Humans, Happy Horses". We provide an open and loving atmosphere to learn all there is to know about horses, stewardship of the animal, horsemanship, and the equestrian spor
Morningside Rides

Morningside Rides

5.0(1)
1 hire on Lessons
34+ years in business
Serves Marietta, GA
Lauren R. says, "Really recommend! During my lesson, I was never confused and Lisette made everything easy to understand. In only one lesson I was able to learn a lot. I definitely recommend Lisette for dressage lessons!" Read more
Boost The Yourh

Boost The Yourh

New on Lessons
3+ years in business
Serves Marietta, GA
My name is Stephan and I can’t wait to help you grow in sports! I have a history of playing basketball, baseball, tennis, golf and was an all state swimmer. I operate an organization called Boost the Youth and have coaching assistants in all sports! Volleyball, soccer lacrosse and all sports. I hope you’ll join me in making our community more active again and healthy. Let’s have some fun and brush up those skills!
Edwards Riding Company

Edwards Riding Company

New on Lessons
Serves Marietta, GA
Hello! I offer western riding lessons as well as horse training from colt starting to finishing. I offer lessons from true beginner to advanced of all ages.
Big Leaps Equestrian

Big Leaps Equestrian

5.0(3)
16+ years in business
Serves Marietta, GA
Dyan H. says, "My child has taken riding lessons with Molly at Big Leaps for almost 2 years. The two main things I look at for riding instruction, animal care and child interaction, and she easily meets both. She quickly won us over with her kind, calm personality and her obvious love for her horses. There is no doubt that she loves what she does and that her horses are adored and well cared for. Molly has shown tremendous patience and persistence and we have enjoyed every lesson with her and her sweet horses. " Read more
Millstone Stables

Millstone Stables

New on Lessons
Serves Marietta, GA
Millstone Stables, located in Woodstock, Georgia and servicing the surrounding areas, is a top-tier equestrian training and horse boarding center. Their strategic location in the heart of north metro Atlanta's horse country offers convenience for clients from Woodstock, Milton, Alpharetta, Roswell, East Cobb, and Canton. With a focus on delivering first-class facilities and services, they are dedicated to meeting the needs of both horse and rider.
AMHorsemanship

AMHorsemanship

New on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves Marietta, GA
I am Licensed professional horse trainer in the state of Georgia . I have degree in animal science and in certified Judge for local events. Saying that. I beehive I can naturally feel confident to share my knowledge with those have the same passion I have with horses it is everything to me. Be around horses it is a total fulfillment to my life

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 Marietta horseback riding instructors

Recent success stories from people in the Marietta area.
Carey B.
Molly is an incredible trainer and person who knows when to praise and when to push! Our family has been riding with her for over 6 years and she has led us through lessons, summer camps, local schooling shows, 4H shows, IEA shows, and GHJA shows. She even guided us through becoming horse owners. She has a superb knowledge base in horses and training, which she regularly shares with us. We would not be the horse family we are today without her! We give her the highest recommendation!
Big Leaps Equestrian
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