Find a horse riding instructor in Lexington, KY

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Top 10 horseback riding instructors in Lexington, KY

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Concord Equestrian Center At Red Maple Farm

Concord Equestrian Center At Red Maple Farm

New on Lessons
40+ years in business
Serves Lexington, KY
Hi, Concord Equestrian Center just opened its second location in Lexington, Kentucky. We also have a location in Rancho Santa Fe, California which is in San Diego county. We have been a hunter jumper equestrian riding, training and show facility for over 40 years. Our Lexington Kentucky location specializes in customized retirement for sport horses.
Jesse (sports)

Jesse (sports)

Offers online services
11+ years in business
Serves Lexington, KY
Jeff A. says, "Excellent work" Read more
Spirit Of The Horse LLC

Spirit Of The Horse LLC

New on Lessons
Offers online services
4+ years in business
Serves Lexington, KY
At Spirit Of The Horse, everyone is equal. No matter your gender, ethnicity, personal experiences, or physical/mental abilities, all are welcome. This is a place where you can relax, be present, open your heart, and let go of life’s challenges. We believe that horses are like mirrors to the soul, and if you take a look inside, you will learn so much about your own spirit. We would love for you to come and build a trusting bond with our gentle, charismatic, and majestic herd. We love watching the relationships that build between the horse and the rider. (EP)equine Partnership is amazing to watch! The conference and relationship that is built b...
Dressage, Sidesaddle, Hunter  Lessons

Dressage, Sidesaddle, Hunter Lessons

4 hires on Lessons
23+ years in business
Serves Lexington, KY
Sophie says, "Clear explanations that really work!" Read more
Jen Taylor Hunter/Jumper And Eventing Jumping Lessons

Jen Taylor Hunter/Jumper And Eventing Jumping Lessons

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
15+ years in business
Serves Lexington, KY
West Wind offers a unique quiet atmosphere on fantastic horses. I have over 10 years of teaching experience and especially enjoy helping intermediate and advanced riders fine tune their skills. I have worked with many Olympic level riders and have coached riders through to the 1.30 jumpers at AA shows. I enjoy helping riders achieve their goals weather it is simply to have fun and become a stronger rider or weather it is to compete and win or become a professional rider or trainer....

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?

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Aaron B.
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Jesse (sports)
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