Horseback Riding Lessons

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RNR Stables’ Horseback riding lesson program has been created to enable horse riders of all ages to develop and nurture their passion to become skilled and knowledgeable equine enthusiasts in a safe and friendly environment with many other horse lovers. The foundation of our lesson program is to teach the importance of learning the right way to ride and care for horses. Our program starts with basic activities that build confidence. Each rider progresses at their own pace and receives individual training while gaining the ability to demonstrate specific skills at each level. We build up from proven basic exercises to help riders achieve higher and higher skill levels as their confidence and abilities grow.

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Our unique horseback riding lesson program gives riders a platform to develop their individual equine skills. Learning about horse care and feeding, working with the personalities of our horses, and understanding how horses respond to changing environments are integral parts of our lesson plan. To progress, students must demonstrate learned skills acquired in each level of our skills development plan. Our skills levels are Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. Each skills level is designed to build on the student’s ability based on their knowledge and experience with horses when beginning the program.

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If you or your child have never ridden a horse before and don’t know if you want to enroll our program, we suggest you purchase our Groupon for a walk and trot only first-time horseback riding experience. If you’re a horse lover looking for the right place to develop true horsemanship skills and meet other riders, we offer a three or six-month contractual agreement lesson program. Each program is outlined with specific activities and tasks. We monitor and measure students’ Skill level to whether they’re Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced and help them advance. Within each Skill Level program, students will be exposed to many activities to enhance their equine skills including the following:

    • Barn care and barn rules
    • Horse care and grooming
    • Sizes and parts
    • Breeds and colors
    • Equipment and tack
    • Ground manners
    • Posture and gaits
    • Mounting and dismounting
    • Learning different competitive events such as pole bending and barrels

Lesson Requirements

In order to participate in lessons, you must meet the following requirements before riding or your lesson may be canceled or rescheduled:

    • Lessons are available for adults and children over 8 years of age.
    • All Contracts and Release Forms must be signed by the participant or legal guardian before beginning the lesson.
    • Boots and jeans are recommended. (Riders wearing shorts will NOT be permitted to trot to minimize leg burns and sores.)
    • Children under 12 must be accompanied by a legal guardian during the lesson.
    • All participants must adhere to barn rules.
    • All participants must sign a Contract and Release Form.
    • All lesson cancellations require a minimum 48 hour notice to be exempt from forfeiting prior Deposits.
    • RNR Stables management, ownership, and/or staff reserve the right to refuse or limit the participation of anyone posing a threat or disturbance to anyone, the horses, or the property at RNR Stables.
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Individual / One Time Lesson Plan:

This plan is for individuals who are uncertain of their long-term commitment to horse riding and want a trial ride including a walk, trot, and cantering if they are comfortable, to evaluate their true interest in horse riding. Individual lessons are also available for competitive Barrel Racers, Pole Benders, Goat Tying, High School Rodeo participants, Ropers, Horse Show, and Play Day participants wanting a tune-up to improve their competitive edge.

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Three-Month Lesson Plan

Our three-month plan is designed to accommodate participants who may not
be able to commit to a longer plan for many reasons, such as upcoming vacations,
financial needs, uncontrollable life situations, or just unsure of their current ability to commit longer terms.

Six-Month Lesson Package Plan

This plan is our most economical plan and is in place to allow participants who know they want a regular, long-term lesson plan and know they are committed to acquiring true Horsemanship skills to enhance their own personal understanding of not only riding horses, but also gaining overall Horsemanship knowledge regarding care, groundwork, different disciplines, multiple events, trail riding, competitions, shows, rodeos, and much more. This plan is ideal for participants who show a true passion for the horse world or express interest in having horses as a lifestyle.

We welcome all those who wish to experience horses, meet other horse enthusiasts, and learn about the joy of having horses in your life. If you’re ready to schedule your horseback riding lesson, horseback riding camp, birthday party, or trail ride, click the button to get started with our convenient online scheduling service.

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Please note if your day isn’t available on the calendar that means it is already full.

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