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Novato Child Horseback Riding Services

Browse these child horseback riding companies with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Novato.

Jessica Miller Dressage
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Carl K.
Verified review

We had gone to several barns/ranches trying to find a good fit for my 9 year old daughter. Jessica has been by far the best fit in terms of teaching about the basics of horse care, basic horse riding, and now training for shows. She is able to balance just the right amount of demands for my daughter to achieve success and mixing in praise where needed. My daughter's love of horses and riding has grown tremendously. As an added benefit my daughter general confidence in life has grown along the way. We owe a special thanks to Jessica.

Bill Baehr Horsemanship
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Lauren M.
Verified review

I highly recommend this trainer and his methods. This past summer it was my job to take an untrained headstrong 3 year old mare (July) and turn her into a sound riding horse. I soon learned that I was in way over my head and needed help from someone with extensive training experience and past knowledge. That person was Bill Baehr. Bill worked with July and I from start to finish, first teaching excellent ground manners and respect of personal space, desensitization and trust, and finally the lesson that being ridden can be fun. July progressed quickly and before I knew it, it was time to lope her across open country. Amazing! I never would have thought that you could take an untrained, barely handled mare and have her learn so much so fast. Bill was not only extremely thorough and comprehensive, but he was unhurried and made sure we had the results we wanted before moving on to the next task. Riding an inexperienced horse can be scary, but I knew that Bill and I had done the necessary groundwork and I trusted him completely. By using proven training methods, Bill ensured the safest environment possible for me and my horse. Bill was also kind to the horse and very patient. The best part of the training was my direct involvement, and Bill’s belief that the rider/owner must have a hands –on role. I pestered him with many questions about how and why things were done, and Bill patiently explained everything I needed to know. He would show me what to do and I would take over and do them, while he coached me every step of the way. Learning how to train from Bill was a privilege and I would love the opportunity to work with him again. I truely believe in his methods and would recommend him to any rider, trainer, or horse enthusiast.

Pine Trails Ranch
3.2
from 5 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Yunwan G.
Verified review

people in there are very kind! I arrived there at 11:30 and then met lady Michelle. She is very nice. They offered helmet and shoes, and it is totally safe to interact with the horse as long as you follow the trainer's direction. It is quite funny to learn how to brush horses and try to let them understand you. I spent a hole afternoon there, and tried to help Michelle curing her horse tommy who got a wound on his face. Highly recommend you guys to choose this place.

Simon Horsemanship
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy C.
Verified review

Ann is an excellent mentor and is thorough and encouraging. I am enjoying every lesson (2 so far). I'm new at horsemanship so I haven't the experience/expertise to be more technical in a review. I am very very satisfied with Ann Simon. She'd be great with kids too!

Kilham Farm
3.0
from 2 reviews
    Kyla G.
    Verified review

    Holly Is the best instructor, they have cleaned up the barn so much and the horses are all amasing

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    Chloe C.
    Verified review

    Sarah, I would like to take lessons with you. Please e-mail me at chau.chloe@yahoo.com.

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    We provide horseback riding instruction, beginning through advanced, with a concentration on hunters, jumpers, dressage, and western dressage. The horse boarding facility on-site includes stalls with paddocks and full-time pasture board. Horses are available for lease.

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    Providing western riding lessons to ages 5 and up! We also offer birthday parties, ranch days and more. Our horses are gentle giants and welcome their riders. We offer excellent full service boarding with trail access to Las Trampas Regional Park.

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    Clay Jackson Stables offers coaching from fundamental equitation to the advanced technical aspects of showjumping. Set in a private, quiet setting surrounded by vineyards, Clay Jackson teaches the American forward seat system for hunters, jumpers and equitation riders. With over 35 years of training many hundreds of horses, not only starting them, but also taking them through the upper level competitive circuit programs. Clay Jackson can provide you a wealth of information as a rider and/or horse owner well beyond the average "trainer" (riding coaches) so plentiful today! Clay Jackson derived his knowledge from a real "lifetime" of participation in the equestrian life. Born into a breeding, training and show family, it came natural to follow the business of horses! Showing and placing in 1965 as young 5-year old in "equitation" classes, later in the hunters and continuing now to compete in showjumping. Having trained extensively with some of the best in the world such as "Rich Fellers" 2012 Showjumping World Cup champion and Olympic team member, George Morris the hunter/jumper icon of this century to several of the world's elite jumper and dressage riders and clinicians of this century, Clay Jackson passes on this wealth of information in well-executed training program. For those wishing to compete, there are several local "A" circuit to international shows available to participate in. Come join 'Team Jackson" and succeed!

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    We will be starting in this summer! We will offer all the same cloverleaf activities with the exception of horse activities, camping, high rope course, summer camps, resident camps, sleep away, horseback riding camps, day and overnight camps for kids in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, CA.

    • 6 years in business
    • New on Thumbtack
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    Everyone offers a different way of training, horses and humans alike respond differently with who they interact with. I like to make relationships with the students as well as horses and see how we can better communicate between all parties by studying human and horse behavior.

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    We offer western riding and horsemanship lessons for children and adults of all skill levels with an experienced, CHA certified and insured instructor. Lessons focus on complete horsemanship in addition to riding skills and are private or very small group to allow for individualized instruction tailored to your personal goals and interests. We also offer trail riding instruction and horse leasing opportunities.

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    I specialize in teaching beginners on how to communicate, trust, and ride horses. I teach both Western and English styles of riding, in a safe and comfortable way. I start all beginners on a line until they have the confidence and skill to control their own horse. We slowly make our way off line and into the larger arena. I do not allow my students to advance to the next level not until they have displayed proper control of the horse. I aim to provide a safe environment where humans and horses can learn, interact, and grow together by establishing a relationship of mutual trust and respect through the use of gentle communication.

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    Looking for a company that offers horse riding lessons for kids? Check out Zanetti Performance Horses. They have experts who have been providing beneficial horse riding programs since 1990.

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