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Top 10 horseback riding instructors in Riverton, UT

Students agree: these Riverton horse riding lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Mindful Horsemanship, LLC

Mindful Horsemanship, LLC

5.0(1)
2 hires on Lessons
Serves Riverton, UT
Jennifer C. says, "Bill Marchand, the owner and instructor of Mindfulness Horsemanship, LLC, is a true mindfulness and horsemanship expert. He has extensive experience in clinical application, teaching, and research in both these areas. As he teaches, he embodies the principles of mindfulness in how he offers instruction and presence in leadership. He creates a nonjudgmental environment to learn and grow in. His ability to communicate technically precise information with ease is masterful." Read more
ClearMindEquine

ClearMindEquine

5.0(1)
3 hires on Lessons
14+ years in business
Serves Riverton, UT
Laurie P. says, "Was a great recommendation " Read more
Rebel Soul Wranglers

Rebel Soul Wranglers

5.0Exceptional(13)
75 hires on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves Riverton, UT
Carola G. says, "Lisa is great about understanding what I'm trying to accomplish and the level I'm trying to get to. She is very knowledgeable and helps me understand what I am learning. I would definitely recommend her to anyone learning to ride." Read more
Eagle Sunrise Equestrian

Eagle Sunrise Equestrian

New on Lessons
Serves Riverton, UT
Eagle Sunrise Equine is inspired to rehabilitate and teach others about horses and riding. I have worked with and have ridden horses since I was 7. I grew up on a ranch in Lehi Utah. Home to 6 of our Tennessee Walker horses.
Amy Miller's Music

Amy Miller's Music

5.0Exceptional(6)
Offers online services
10 hires on Lessons
Serves Riverton, UT
Deanne M. says, "I am an adult student who has no music background. Amy helps me to understand music theory while progressing through piano instruction. I like that she provides lessons digitally because it helps making time in my busy schedule possible. She is kind and willing to go at my pace." Read more
PHD Stables

PHD Stables

New on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Riverton, UT
We do western riding and horse training we work with all ages from novice to experienced riders Me and my daughter have always loved horses and training horses we are always excited about introducing or helping fellow equestrians
Crystal Arabians

Crystal Arabians

5.0(2)
29+ years in business
Serves Riverton, UT
Missy S. says, "I have known Crystal for nearly 30 years. She is a hard worker and really knows horses. I can honestly say that I've never had a bad lesson with her. I come away every time feeling more confident and happy with my ride even if it has been a more challenging one. She is very good with knowing how to forge a better connection between you and your horse. I highly recommend Crystal Arabians!" Read more
The Equine Pavilion

The Equine Pavilion

New on Lessons
48+ years in business
Serves Riverton, UT
PRODUCING CHAMPIONSOver 50 years of producing international, national and regional champions in multiple categories. Specializing in both recreational and competition equestrian riders, both are welcome side-by-side at our Premier Facilities.

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 Riverton horseback riding instructors

Recent success stories from people in the Riverton area.
Sarah A.
Very patient and personable. Great experience.
Rebel Soul Wranglers
Tatha E.
Conner OWENS Any DRM will do JOSEPH
Amy Miller's Music
Sindy C.
Patient, kind, fun. Horses safe too.
Crystal Arabians
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