Frequently Asked Questions
1. Do you offer boarding?
At this time, boarding is available only for horses enrolled in our training program. For more information about our training program, click here.
2. Do you offer trail rides?
Unfortunately not. Our program consists of horseback riding lessons and professional horse training. However, we do offer birthday parties and we have hosted scout troops as well. If you have a special riding request, please don't hesitate to contact us.
3. How old do you have to be to take lessons?
The minimum age to take riding lessons is 4 years old. This is because riding a horse requires a significant amount of concentration and ability to follow specific instructions. Our program consists of children of all ages, as well as adult riders. For more information about riding lessons, click here.
4. Do I need to have my own horse to take lessons?
Nope! We have several lesson horses that you may ride. If you are interested in buying or leasing a horse, please consult a member of our training staff.
5. What payment methods do you accept?
For riding lessons, we accept cash, card, or check.
6. Can I bring guests to watch me ride?
Absolutely! We love meeting your family and friends. If you are going to be bringing a particularly large group with you, we appreciate an advance notice. Effective 6/1/20: Only one guest per rider may accompany them to their lesson. Please limit guests to immediate family members at this time.
7. Can I visit the barn outside of lessons?
For safety reasons, please do not visit the barn unless you are here for a scheduled lesson or have an appointment.
8. Is horseback riding good exercise?
Yes! It may seem like the horse is doing all the work, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Horseback riding is a great option for individuals who are looking for relatively "low-impact" yet very effective exercise. Horseback riding builds strength in your legs, core and upper body, and simultaneously gives you a great cardio workout.
9. How much does it cost to ride?
The cost of a private lesson is $45, which is forty-five minutes long. This applies to riders over 6 years of age and of all skill levels. All riders must take private lessons until the instructor feels they are ready to ride in a group. Group lessons are $30 and are forty-five minutes. For riders 4-6 years of age, we offer our "Tiny Tot" lessons, which are $30 for twenty minutes. Lesson packages may also be purchased. Each package includes four lessons, which at one lesson per week will last you one month. The Private Lesson Package is $155 and the Tiny Tot Lesson Package is $110. This is a significant savings over purchasing single lessons, and is a popular option among our consistent riding students.
10. What style of riding do you teach?
We teach an English riding style called saddleseat. There is no jumping involved. Saddleseat is designed for show horse breeds like the American Saddlebred. These horses typically have a naturally high head carriage and high-stepping action. The saddleseat riding style is often considered to be the base of all the other horseback riding styles. In saddleseat, the rider's goal is to maintain correct position while riding their horse to its fullest potential.