Find a horse riding instructor in Houston, TX

Find horse riding lessons in Houston, TX

Find horse riding lessons in Houston, TX

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Blue Fox Farms

Blue Fox Farms

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Houston, TX
Blue Fox Farms teaches both riding lessons and horsemanship. We teach grooming, tacking up and care in addition to your riding time. We like to produce educated, independent riders with confidence. Our farm includes show riders, casual riders along with weekly lesson riders. We believe every moment on a horse is special.
Virtual Connections Logistics Managemnt

Virtual Connections Logistics Managemnt

New on Lessons
13+ years in business
Serves Houston, TX
Sometimes a nice ride on horseback is just what one needs to get away from the stress of the world, but you are not an avid rider. That is ok, here we will teach you the basics to get you mounted and dismounted safely, and all of the lessons in between.
Powell Performance Horses LLC

Powell Performance Horses LLC

New on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves Houston, TX
We love helping our students learn to the best of their ability. Our instructors make it fun for everyone and you learn something new at every lesson you take. We offer western and english lessons for beginners to advanced students as well as barrel racing lessons. The trainer's specialty is reining horses and is a great foundation for any discipline to learn. Please visit our Facebook page Powell Performance Horses, LLC at www.facebook.com/powellperformancehorsesllc We are located in Bryan,TX. Please contact Pepper at 361 237 5968 to set up your lesson or pm the page. We look forward to meeting you....
Brooke Jolie Training And Restarting

Brooke Jolie Training And Restarting

New on Lessons
Serves Houston, TX
Based out of Sugar Land, Tx. We want to help you and your horse be the best versions of who you can be. Success varies from person to person and whatever you define it as we want to help make it possible!
Sam Houston Equestrian Center (previously Hermann Park Stables

Sam Houston Equestrian Center (previously Hermann Park Stables

New on Lessons
2 hires on Lessons
Serves Houston, TX
We provide instruction in basic equitation/horsemanship to beginners through advanced lessons. English and western, adults and children I love passing on my love of horses to others. I specialize in teaching fearful riders on quiet obedient mounts. I've owned horses since i was 10 years old. I'm over 60 now. I teach western, dressage, huntseat and bareback.
Riding Lessons

Riding Lessons

New on Lessons
23+ years in business
Serves Houston, TX
Hunter Jumper, and Western Riding Instructor. 20+ years experience.
A Place For Dreamers Horseback Ride & Trail Ride

A Place For Dreamers Horseback Ride & Trail Ride

New on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves Houston, TX
Big Will Auto Deals, founded in 2017, is a Houston-based automobile dealership that values honesty and customer satisfaction above all. Specializing in delivering an ultimate purchasing experience, they ensure the best deals for their customers. They are known for their transparent and efficient service, creating lifelong customers. A Place for Dreamers, located in Needville, Texas, is more than a horseback riding ranch. They offer a variety of services, including guided trail rides for all skill levels, a petting zoo, and equine-assisted therapy. They are committed to creating a safe and nurturing environment where families can bond and ind
Sugarfoot Jog Ranch

Sugarfoot Jog Ranch

New on Lessons
Serves Houston, TX
What sets me apart from all of the other horse specialists out there is that I put foundation before specialization. I teach people how to connect with their horses so that their horses are willing partners. I do this by teaching people how to read horses and speak equine and also learn how to set things up so it is their horse's idea. Please check out my client's testimonials on my website:sugarfootjogranch.com/testimonials/ I love to work with horses and help them understand that they can look to humans to be partners. When interacting with a horse and asking for mental connection, I'm able to get horses emotionally fit where they learn to...
Equestrian Ventures Training And Instruction

Equestrian Ventures Training And Instruction

New on Lessons
55+ years in business
Serves Houston, TX
My passion and love for horses spreads, as I ethically help horses with their humans. Always asking "WHATS IN IT FOR THE HORSE?" Everything! From the teaching and training, to the chores and the most complicated questions.
My Horses My Healers

My Horses My Healers

New on Lessons
34+ years in business
Serves Houston, TX
My passion is creating a mutual relationship with the student and their horses. I have been teaching riding for forty years. While I was competing in Two Olympic festivals. I teach everything I know so you can proceed and practice without me. You will become the person your horse is looking to.

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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