Find a horse riding instructor in Fall River, MA

Find horse riding lessons in Fall River, MA

Find horse riding lessons in Fall River, MA

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Top 10 horseback riding instructors in Fall River, MA

Students agree: these Fall River horse riding lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
TEL Training

TEL Training

New on Lessons
18+ years in business
Serves Fall River, MA
0ver 35+ years experience in equestrian lessons and training. Rated "A" United States Pony Clubber. Specializing in Hunter/Jumpers & eventing, starting horses, & fixing problem horses.
Anne Benson Stables

Anne Benson Stables

New on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Fall River, MA
Creating a squad of supercharged horse-riding superstars by teaming up, staying disciplined, and smashing personal goals, all while creating lifelong friendships – whether you're starting out in the saddle or aiming for that World Champion title! We offer a fantastic nationally recognized interscholastic riding program & team.
Silver Moon Riding Academy

Silver Moon Riding Academy

5.0(3)
3 hires on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves Fall River, MA
Deb S. says, "Lindsey is great. Very down to earth." Read more
Flatlands Equestrian Center

Flatlands Equestrian Center

5.0(4)
Serves Fall River, 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
Beau Coeur Equestrian

Beau Coeur Equestrian

New on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Fall River, MA
Individualized riding instruction and horse training, from beginners on up. I focus on balanced seat riding and jumping with a correct dressage foundation. I myself have been riding since I was 4 and have a deep passion for horses. I love helping my students grow as both riders and in their personal horsemanship.
Triple T Farm

Triple T Farm

New on Lessons
25+ years in business
Serves Fall River, 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 Fall River horseback riding instructors

Recent success stories from people in the Fall River 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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