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Learn more about riding lessons, which can help you learn to ride a horse, what is involved in lessons, and more with these articles from Horse Illustrated and Young Rider magazines. Finding the right horseback riding instructor is a critical part of becoming a good rider. You want an instructor that teaches well, that you click with, that communicates well, and that is professional and organized. In addition, there are red flags to look out for as well when looking for a riding instructor. There are a lot of things to consider: like the instructor’s certification level and teaching experience, costs of lessons and what is included, insurance that they carry, their barn rules and level of professionalism, how safe they run their program and meet industry standards, etc.

Riding Lessons, Leasing or Owning a Horse

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6 years ago

On Being the Riding Lesson Role Model

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6 years ago

Aging Lesson Kids

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7 years ago

Vaulting Lessons

With each vaulting lesson I take, my fears subside and my confidence grows. I've graduated from a stout Haflinger named…

12 years ago

Getting Started with Horses: Lesson Programs

It may be tempting to run out and buy a horse the minute you find one, but rein yourself in…

12 years ago

Vaulting Lesson No. 2

For my second vaulting lesson, I left the stationary barrel behind and moved on to the real deal--an adorable, plump…

12 years ago

Vaulting Lessons

I've decided to embark on a new journey in my equestrian life: taking vaulting lessons. If you're not quite sure…

12 years ago

Get the Most From Your Riding Lessons

Photo by Lesley Ward People have different learning styles, some learn best by performing a task over and over, some…

15 years ago