Find a horse riding instructor in San Antonio, TX

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Find horse riding lessons in San Antonio, TX

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Top 10 horseback riding instructors in San Antonio, TX

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Equal Partners Horsemanship

Equal Partners Horsemanship

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
Serves San Antonio, TX
At Equal Partners Horsemanship Academy, we place our emphasis on safety, confidence, and independence. We develop the students' focus, feel, and timing so that they can find connection and balance with the horse, both on the ground and in the saddle. We believe in placing the relationship first, foundation horsemanship skills before specialization, and striving to be the best we can be! When you take the time it takes to become a horseman and see things from the horse's point of view; you grow in your leadership and life-man-ship skills too! Equal Partners Horsemanship Academy provides weekly group lessons in 1 hour increments and weekly ...
Elite Skills Training

Elite Skills Training

5.0(4)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
Serves San Antonio, TX
Rashad G. says, "Fun workout sessions and very detailed training to prepare for whatever level of play." Read more
AC Quater Horses & Training

AC Quater Horses & Training

New on Lessons
Serves San Antonio, TX
Hello, I have been riding horses all my life!! When i was alittle girl i had horses and my parentd would rubber band my feet in the sturips!! I love horses and always have. I like to barrel race, rope, trails, and more!!! We can help you learn from ground up or just help boost them in the right direction!! Its a passion for me!! I love horses and love to help people achieve there doals!!
Acme Guitar Lessons

Acme Guitar Lessons

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves San Antonio, TX
Just seeing people's game improve. And sharing the experience with them
Jonathans Jumpers

Jonathans Jumpers

New on Lessons
Serves San Antonio, TX
Especially enjoy teaching western trail riding, galloping through streams,, jumping logs and swimmim with horses and carriage driving and breaking students and horses for those events
Sensitive To The Touch Riding Facility

Sensitive To The Touch Riding Facility

New on Lessons
Serves San Antonio, TX
Shawn Chamrad grew up with horses as a passion from childhood. Shawn started riding at age 10. She loved teaching and coaching had a long career showing and she still competes and had top placings and year end awards. Shawn grew up showing quarter horses in Rio Grande Valley at the Sherrif Posse Arena in Edinburg. She went on to winnings in TYRA (Texas Youth Rodeo Association, THSRA (Texas High School Rodeo Association) and CPRA (Cowboy Pro Rodeo Association) Shawn has taught numerous students over the years. She takes great pride in their care and training of their horses and riders. The welfare of the horse is first priority, along with saf...
Wild Hearts Riding Club

Wild Hearts Riding Club

New on Lessons
Serves San Antonio, TX
We offer both English and Western riding lessons for students 5 years of age and up that include Hunter/Jumper, English Dressage, Show Jumping, Cross Country, Eventing, Western Pleasure and even Western Dressage to name a few! We are a full service facility and offer Training, Stall or Pasture Boarding, Trailering Service, Show Travel and much more. We are located on 50 beautiful acres near Lytle TX with fantastic footing, a half mile gallop/training track, a large arena with cattle shoots, a medium arena, jump corses, a small covered riding area and a 64 stall horse barn....
Tillman Equine

Tillman Equine

New on Lessons
Serves San Antonio, TX
We believe in building a team between horse and rider. We strive to bring out the best in each rider and horse. No two are the same. We focus on Western riding. Practice Perfect, create good habits.
Bekah Tate Horsemanship

Bekah Tate Horsemanship

New on Lessons
Serves San Antonio, TX
Creative and conflict free communication with horses.

Your Horseback Riding Lessons questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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 San Antonio horseback riding instructors

Recent success stories from people in the San Antonio area.
Alexander K.
Elite Skills training is dedicated to the game, passionate about teaching and growing confidence within one's self and is well structured. Look no further than ESK for developing your game and building skills that are implementable accross all levels of the sport.
Elite Skills Training
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