What Do We Teach?

What do we teach?

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Students learn to find their seat and post at the trot, rein management, basic balance, and to build their confidence.

They will begin in an enclosed area known as a round pen or on a lunge line. When they have mastered certain concepts we can progress to a larger area known as the arena.


​Once you feel totally confident with the round pen work and arena work we can try trails. ​

Which Style of Riding?

The two basic styles of riding are English and Western. Each method requires different tack or equipment. The build of the horses differ, as do the gaits of the animals.

Exploring both styles is a possibility!

We also work on bareback riding and vaulting basics.

Riding lessons have many levels, and each takes time to perfect. To help you and/or your child decide on a riding style, listed below are the basics of both riding styles.

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To ensure that you receive your full riding time, we request that riders be at the barn ready to ride at least 5-10 minutes BEFORE the class is scheduled to start. All riders must arrive on time and be prepared for the lesson. Lessons are scheduled for the same time each week – rescheduling appointments is extremely difficult to do.


Our intent is for all students to learn to ride and advance as quickly as their individual ability allows and to have fun. Our primary concern is for the safety of the ride and the horse.


We offer make-up lessons due to weather or illness. These postponed lessons are usually held during the week(s) following the regularly scheduled sessions.


Please contact us at 530-867-3866 at least 24 hours before your scheduled lesson. If you do not contact us or do not show you, you will be charged the full price of your lesson.

Considerable time goes into scheduling, planning lessons, and reserving horses. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the rider to come to lessons, be on time, or let us know beforehand.


Riders must consistently show their instructor that they can meet all the goals for their current riding level before advancing to the next one.



25 minutes lessons for ages 2.5 - 5. Students help to groom and tack their horse before the lesson or groom afterward, for 10 minutes, and ride for 15 minutes.

They will learn about horsemanship, basic riding skills - such as guiding the horse, stopping, steering in the walk, and play fun games. $65.00 per lesson

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Approximately 50 - 75 minutes long dependent upon 1 or 2 students in lesson. Lessons are for adults and children age 5 and up.

Students help to groom and tack their horse before the lesson for 10 to 15 minutes. They will ride for 30 to 45 minutes, cool down, untack and groom afterward for 10 to 15 minutes.

Each lesson is customized to the individual riding level and style of each rider.

$75.00 per lesson


Therapeutic Riding sessions are 25 to 30 minutes long, depending on the individual. We work on core strength, focus, and confidence.

$60.00 per lesson


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