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Tempe Beginner Horse Riding Instructors

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Charlie's Farm
4.8
from 36 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Marjorie T.
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Ella is so great!! She made me feel comfortable and empowered instantly. I had a bad experiance with a horse before and she helped me overcome my nerves with her humor and genuine love of all her animals, who does not love a chicken guarding turkey? Ella shared some great knowledge and is kind and funny!! The lesson right before mine was for a little girl about 8 and she was totally in tune with what she was doing both on horse back and after riding. I am looking forward to feeling half that together in the barn. You could tell that everyone Ella teaches gets more than just a riding lesson. She is worth way more than the charge, and I immediately set up my next lesson. I highly recommend Ella of corse Charlie (the horse) for lessons no matter what your age!

  • 27 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Kate A.
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My 8 year old daughter started beginner lessons with Tanya a few weeks ago. Tanya's experience and professionalism are evident in how quickly my daughter is learning how to care for horses, the parts of a saddle, and how to ride and control a horse through body movement and paying attention to the animal. In addition, when my daughter's attention or energy level wane, she knows when to give her a break and how to reengage her quickly. Most importantly, my daughter is having fun! We are very happy with our choice of Tanya of TStar Training!

Dynamite Riding Academy
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Tracy R.
Verified review

I really enjoy the format of my lessons and I have made significant improvement in my overall riding and horse handling abilities.

Jordan Stables AZ
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Mary C.
Verified review

Born teacher! Familiar with her through swim lessons and horse back riding lessons. Step by step instruction, knows her student, knows her horse, utilizes multi sensory cues, patient, personable, and gentle. Good communication skills.

Heart to Hoof Horsemanship
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Shelley N.
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My first time using Thumbtack and it was a success!! Yvonne responded to me the same day and was happy to work with my schedule. I've been taking lessons with her for about 4 weeks now and I absolutely love it! Her horses are amazing and she is the best instructor I have ever had. She's very patient, kind, and knowledgeable in every aspect of riding and horsemanship. I have already learned so much from Yvonne in a short time and look forward to my lessons each week!! 5 stars isn't enough!!

Silver's Riding Lessons
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Julie O.
Verified review

Breana is awesome. She works really well with my niece and teaches exactly what we were asking for (and more!) I feel like my niece is getting the full experience of horsemanship and riding, and it's way more than we would have found through any of the busier company-run lessons. We contacted a lot of riding instructors and companies before finding Silver's Riding Lessons and none of them were willing to offer what we wanted my niece to learn. Breana listened to what we wanted and worked out a lesson plan that incorporates exactly what we talked about. On top of that, her technique incorporates learning to bond with the horse and communicate. It's exactly what we needed.

Twin L Performance Horses
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Christy C.
Verified review

My daughter is 7 years old and learning English Riding. Linda really empowers her to be an independent rider that is responsible for her horse and her learning. My daughter counts the days until her next lesson.

  • New on Thumbtack
Chris A.
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Four years ago when my daughter, Lindsay, asked me if she could start taking riding lessons, I had no idea where to begin my search for a reliable, confident, and professional trainer so I turned to the place where many parents turn, the internet. We chose Samantha Walker based simply on the fact that her barn was not far from where we lived. It was quite clear after about of month of lessons that Samantha was the perfect fit for Lindsay. Samantha is patient and kind in her instruction yet direct and effective in her technique. It was not long after we discovered Samantha that she told us she would be moving to a different barn. Her move would add about 20 minutes onto our drive, which we had no problem with because of the connection Lindsay had made with Samantha over a very short period of time. So much for finding a trainer based on location☺ Four years later, Lindsay takes lessons twice a week and leases one of Samantha’s horses. Not too long ago, Lindsay competed in her first show and did very well. Over the summer, Lindsay’s grandparents took her to a resort in Tucson that offers summer riding programs for children. The instructors at the resort commented to Lindsay’s grandparents on how well she rides and even said she was one of the best riders they had ever seen in their program. We look forward to many more years with Samantha!

Golden Spur Ranch
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa M.
Verified review

Danielle has the perfect personality for teaching horseback riding. She's calm, caring and professional in such a way that she quickly gains the respect of her student so that they will follow her directions and be safe while having fun riding. My daughter thoroughly enjoyed her first lesson and is looking forward to many more!

Classeq Performance
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Sheryl R.
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Louise works with each horse and rider according to individual abilities and readiness to progress to the next level. Using classic dressage fundamentals, she transformed my cranky, resistant horse into a willing partner who actually was proud of himself when he did well. Through yoga techniques, both on the ground and in the saddle, I became more aware of how my movements could either hinder or support my horse’s fluidity. And together we became a team.

Equine Children's Academy
2.7
from 3 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
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Equine Children's Academy has professionals who facilitate riding lessons for beginners. Choose these horse riding instructors who can assist aspiring horse riders in the Gilbert area.

Ashley Padilla
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kirstin C.
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Ashley is an amazing instructor. With a huge passion for horses and a genuine love for children, we couldn't have asked for a better combination when seeking lessons for our daughter. Under Ashley's tutelage, not only did our daughter learn proper horse etiquette & technique, but her overall confidence level as a young lady went up! I highly recommend Ashley! She is very personable, professional, & responsible, and would contribute to any team in a positive manner.

S&J stables
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Robin P.
Verified review

My granddaughter loves going to Stacie's and learning how to ride Star. Best experience for any child highly recommend them.

Jenny Cohn
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Molly H.
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I have trained in dressage with Jenny for over a year now. She provides excellent, detailed riding lessons and explains what needs to be accomplished to move forward in your training. I have ridden with many trainers over the past 20 years and she is one of the best. Most importantly, she cares about the horses and their well being.

  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Ryan F.
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I was always a bit timid about being around horses, but being an animal enthusiast, I was determined to learn more about them. Fortunately, I met Cassandra with South Mountain School of Horsemanship. Together, we discussed my goals and set out a plan of attack to achieve them. Each time I showed up, she had an individualized lesson plan ready for me based upon my progress, and sometimes gave me some fun homework assignments to prepare me for next time. The no pressure environment makes for a great learning experience. She is kind, light-hearted, and an excellent communicator. Working with Cassandra, you immediately know you are being taught by the best. She worked with me patiently, teaching me how to predict a horse’s every behavior based upon their natural instincts, which lessened my anxiety with every visit. She taught me how to become the horse’s leader, allowing for a relationship based upon mutual respect. Her efforts have made me extremely comfortable both on and around them, and my riding ability has skyrocketed. I can’t believe the strides I’ve made in such a short period of time! I’m even beginning to learn to jump! I can’t wait to see what she teaches me next…

Brockway Ranch
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Karen D.
Verified review

I can't say enough good things about Meagan! I am a total beginner and she has been very patient in explaining everything from tack and grooming questions to proper body positions for both me and the horse. She promotes safety first - for the rider and horse. Love taking lessons with her!

Think Like A Horse
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Shari R.
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Jodi has worked with our grand-daughter, Amber. She is patient and understanding working with a nine year old girl. Her knowledge and overall horsemanship skills along with the bond she has with her horse and her ability to share those traits are a joy to watch. Would definitely recommend her `

  • 19 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
About

Fun and Friendly atmosphere. Gentle horses and a professional instructor with over 25 years experience in the equine industry.

About

We offer riding lessons in both English and Western riding and have over 25 years of experience from the show ring down to the trail. We have a horse for every level of riding. Full-service training in the style of your choice is also available. Let us help you realize your dreams whether they include the top level of showing or a leisurely stroll through the desert trails.

  • New on Thumbtack
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We do the following services: * Horse Imprinting * Natural Tech * Horse Saddling * Horse Riding * Rider Teaching and Coaching * APHA and AQHA Western and English training are also available.

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We provide training lessons and sales. We can teach you to ride from beginners to advanced show riders. Our specialty is reining horses.

  • New on Thumbtack
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Bein Performance Horses specializes in taking riders from their first ride to making their dreams come true regardless whether the goal is horse ownership, showing, or simply just a weekly riding lesson. All ages, disciplines, and skill sets are accepted.

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