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Woodland Beginner Horse Riding Instructors

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Aleya Tarver Horsemanship
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Kris L.
Verified review

I have taken riding lessons for a few years from Aleya. She is patient, knowledgeable and clear. One of my favorite sayings of hers was, "If I'm explaning something to you and you're not getting it, I need to explain it differently." She listens - and demonstrates. I've seen her work with children, also, and these qualities make her an excellent person to work with younger folks.

Sacramento Riding School
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Anna P.
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Alicia is a knowledgeable teacher with a good eye and a wonderful and safe program to teach anyone to have a solid foundation. Her lesson horses are great for beginners as well. Alicia is also a great trainer for adults and those with their own horses as well. I've been riding for years and I still learn something new and leave each lesson a better rider.

Four Star Farm
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Debra C.
Verified review

I started riding with Natalie Rooney at Four Star Farm to improve my riding, primarily for dressage. Her lessons are consistently positive, and I come away feeling both myself and horse are iable to enjoy each other more fully. Natalie practices what I call compassionate candor—providing feedback that helps you to do your best and learn while not making you feel incompetent. She has a passion for horses and riding that is infectious and makes learning fun! If you have competitive goals--at any level--she works with you to develop a plan for accomplishing them. I am constantly astonished at the extent of her overall horsemanship knowledge, which she willingly shares. I also appreciate that Natalie invites stellar clinicians, such as Greg Best, Axel Steiner and Alfredo Hernandez, to Four Star Farm and encourages her clients to take advantage of their expertise. I can't imagine having a better experience and am so glad for me and my horse that I found her.

Hillside Training Stables
3.7
from 6 reviews
  • 42 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Constance C.
Verified review

Granddaughter having lessons, changed instructors because Kaitlynn was geared more to the younger children, love her as a trainer, very friendly and knows what she is doing.

Bill Baehr Horsemanship
5.0
from 4 reviews
    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
    3.5
    from 6 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.

    • 5 years in business
    • 9 hires on Thumbtack
    Alissa L.
    Verified review

    I loved Lisa and her horses! What a wonderful and special place to check out! I was very nervous as a first timer but, she selected a horse that was gentle with beginners and everything was amazing! I will definitely be going back!!

    Auburn Equestrian Center
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Thomas P.
      Verified review

      The services provided by the staff at this establishment are far beyond any expectations that I ever dreamed could be provided. If you have a horse or are considering trying out horse husbandry or just a weekend of riding you will be overwhelmed by the amount of care that they extend at Auburn Equestrian Center.

      Melodic Farms
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Lisa T.
        Verified review

        This barn is a awesome! One of the cleanest barns I have seen, there is always someone there, and the horses all seem very happy and well cared for. I started taking lessons and from the beginning everyone has been welcoming(not the norm I found out). This barn is worth every penny. And Carol is a hoot!

        Connie N.
        Verified review

        My daughter has learned so much from her experience with Robyn! Not only has her confidence grown but she had become a confident rider and can ride almost any horse she rides. I cannot say enough. If you have the opportunity to get a lesson with Robyn it will be money well spent.

        • 18 years in business
        About

        The intercollegiate riders under my coaching have made it to the regional, zones, and national finals every year to date. My latest endeavor is obtaining a horse show steward license. A horse show steward sometimes also called a rules steward or licensed steward, is a licensed official at a horse show tasked with the responsibility of interpreting and enforcing the rules of the organization that sanctions the horse show. In many organizations, stewards also must submit reports following the show explaining any major rules violations or other information that may be required. The show steward is an individual required to be of the highest ethical standard.

        About

        I provide riding lessons in Western, Showmanship and English. Learn the basics, improve your seat and confidence, or learn to show on our multiple buckle champion "Roll me a Double" aka "Ellie".

        About

        I do horse training, riding lessons, and sales. I teach both children and adults from beginner to advanced riding lessons. I also go to horse shows, hauling, and sales. Please visit my website for photos and more information.

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        Gladwill Horse Riding and Board offers experienced hands-on training for beginner, intermediate and advanced riders or anyone who is looking for a place to go trail riding.

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        I provide services that include special care of the horses. I treat each animal as if it were my own. Other transporters tend to load as many horses as they can and drive nonstop to their next destination of picking up and dropping off horses, horses arrive dehydrated and exhausted from heat and constant trailer movement.. I tend to haul fewer horses stop often and make sure horses are drinking water at each stop. I provide water flavored with molasses or apple juice to get them to drink. I also provide bran and water mashes. If it is safe to do so will unload walk the horse and reload during a long trip. I have an onboard camera system that allows me to monitor the horses all during the transport.

        About

        Sandy is here to help, whether you are in need of riding lessons or horse training services. She is well-experienced in riding and competing many disciplines of English, Western, endurance, and driving horses. Riders and horses gain knowledge through positive experiences that make your time in the saddle enjoyable, as what it should be! Sandy is proud of her reputation. She is honest, reliable and professional. If you need help to improve your riding, are in need of horse training services, or are searching for a quality horse to buy, contact her.

        About

        I am teaching horseback riding and equestrian knowledge. I have over 30 years of experience. I teach all ages and disciplines of riding. I have experienced teaching handicapped riders to ride with confidence.

        About

        Horse riding lessons for dressage are taught by a USDF gold medalist. We specialize in balance seat equitation and rider assistance with green/young horses. Available also is a summer riding camp: one week of riding, swimming and lots of horsing around the barn! Check out the website for more details.

        About

        We are a beautiful equestrian center focused on giving the horse enthusiast a wonderful riding lesson experience. We love teaching the children as well as the adults. We are all located at a park-like setting.

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        I have ridden both Western and English professionally. I grew up on a ranch where we boarded horses and gave lessons. I lost my amateur standing at the age of 14. My mom is a horse show judge and has her own horse show business called, "Let's Show."

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        I teach horse riding lessons to most any age or experience level both in English and Western disciplines. Horse training is available.

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