Find a horse riding instructor in Brockton, MA

Find horse riding lessons in Brockton, MA

Find horse riding lessons in Brockton, MA

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Top 10 horseback riding instructors in Brockton, MA

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Horseback Riding Lessons

Horseback Riding Lessons

5.0(1)
1 hire on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Brockton, MA
Shelley G. says, "Kevin is awesome!" Read more
Silver Moon Riding Academy

Silver Moon Riding Academy

5.0(3)
3 hires on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves Brockton, MA
Deb S. says, "Lindsey is great. Very down to earth." Read more
Freedom Gate Farm

Freedom Gate Farm

New on Lessons
25+ years in business
Serves Brockton, MA
We are a family run, successful hunter/hunter barn that believes in teaching horsemanship as well as riding. Our success runs from beginners showing at small local shows to as far as Medal Finals. With knowledge and learning and fun.
Three Painted Acres Dressage

Three Painted Acres Dressage

New on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Brockton, MA
I have been riding classical dressage for over 30 years. It is such a passion and drive for me that I really enjoy teaching others in this classical style.I am located in Pembroke Massachusetts. You can also check us out on Facebook and on the web.
Flatlands Equestrian Center

Flatlands Equestrian Center

5.0(4)
Serves Brockton, MA
Sydney M. says, "Tom's instruction is something you will need if you want to bring your riding to the next level!! Unlike other ordinary instructors who often are fixated in superficial forms, Tom can really address the fundamental element of what is important for each riders at a certain stage." Read more
Silver Shoe Farm

Silver Shoe Farm

New on Lessons
12+ years in business
Serves Brockton, MA
Silver Shoe Farm Facebook page
Triple T Farm

Triple T Farm

New on Lessons
25+ years in business
Serves Brockton, MA
We focus on excellent horsemanship and quality knowledgeable care. We teach english, western, driving, western dressage and dressage. Teaching over 20 years. Massachusetts licensed and insured and CHA Certified instructor and trainer. We want everybody to feel as though they can start at any phase in their life. No one is too young or too old to learn and progress. We are blessed to share our knowledge, skills, compassion and beautiful horses.

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 Brockton horseback riding instructors

Recent success stories from people in the Brockton area.
Roxanne P.
She’s friendly caring and super with the horses and my daughter ! Very creative and fun !
Silver Moon Riding Academy
Gail J.
The quality of the lessons was outstanding Tom is truly a extremely gifted instructor Great if you want to do purely dressage or the sport of eventing Safe no drama supportive environment Highly recommend
Flatlands Equestrian Center
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