Find a horse riding instructor in Murfreesboro, TN

Find horse riding lessons in Murfreesboro, TN

Find horse riding lessons in Murfreesboro, TN

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Top 10 horseback riding instructors in Murfreesboro, TN

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Trail Riding

Trail Riding

New on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Murfreesboro, TN
Hi my name is Steve Riley. I am located in Watertown Tennessee. I have been around and working with horses for the past 50 years. I offer 1 on 1 private lessons. Special in lesson for adults. I provide 2 types of lessons. Western Horsemenship. And trail riding from beginning to end.
Natchez Bend Equestrian Centre    English And Western

Natchez Bend Equestrian Centre English And Western

5.0(1)
32+ years in business
Serves Murfreesboro, TN
Donna B. says, "Professional and knowledgeable in many areas of the Equine business and activities. " Read more
Maypop Farmstead

Maypop Farmstead

New on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves Murfreesboro, TN
**Please find us on Instagram (or our website) to book and learn more! ** @maypop.farmstead Maypop Farmstead offers sliding scale horseback riding lessons that focus on human to horse connection. We strive to meet any student where they are at — whether they be a total beginner or an advanced rider who just wants to hit some trails! We have a 6 acre property with lots of surrounding neighbors on hundreds of acres where we trail ride. Our youngest rider is two years old and our oldest rider is approaching 90! Some folks join our riding program to learn more about the horse husbandry side of things; to learn more about horse tack, hoof care, bo
Majestic Meadow Riding Academy

Majestic Meadow Riding Academy

New on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves Murfreesboro, TN
We teach horseback riding in all disciplines we teach good sportsmanship ,team work,and Horsemanship we also do training for any level of your horse . We are local stable in Murfreesboro, Smyrna and Lebanon area. We do several local shows during the season our passion lies with the Morgans and Saddlebred horses. With our main focus being saddleseat hunt seat and Western Pleasure. Feel free to give us a call would be glad to assist you in any way we can
Susan Sjolund.org

Susan Sjolund.org

New on Lessons
36+ years in business
Serves Murfreesboro, TN
Education in Forward Riding go to SusanSjolund.org It's been my entire life. my website susansjolund.org has a full bio

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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