We provide lessons for all ages. There are private lessons, small group lessons, a longer program for homeschoolers, holiday camps and a parent and child program.
Our lessons includes education about tack and grooming, riding position and more. The safety and well being of the horses and rider are always given top priority, and we believe that everyone needs positive encouragement and a safe, happy and fun experience.
Beginner adults are welcome. Maybe it is your first experience on a horse, or possibly you have had scary experiences in the past. We can work with you to gain confidence and increase your comfort and skill level around horses. We have sweet, tame horses for you to ride.
Had some experience, but it was a long time ago? We've got lessons for you, too. Our school horses are seasoned, willing and ready to help you improve your skills!
Want to compete? Want to move up a level? Whether you have your own horse or lease one of ours, we go to shows throughout the year, whenever possible, around the Ventura, Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez Valley areas.
Advanced riders often take lessons to school their personal mounts on specific skills.
As with any sport, improvement occurs faster the more one practices. Most people find they need at least one lesson a week. Experienced riders are encouraged to practice more often by leasing or bringing their own horse.
Lessons are normally scheduled for one and a half hour time blocks. Students learn to groom, tack up, and un-tack. Actual riding time may vary depending on the skill level and stamina of the rider in addition to the fitness of the horse.
Private lessons are normally 1/2 hour long, Semi-Private (2-3) last 45 minutes, and group lessons are one hour.