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Pontiac Horseback Riding Instructors

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SFT Horsemanship
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laura M.
Verified review

Amanda Shelton of SFT Horsemanship is very professional, experienced and knowledgeable. She is also friendly and was able to immediately establish a repor with my 12 year old daughter. Amanda's ability to teach, instructing and explaining, horse riding to her students of all ages is commendable. The facility is clean and organized. And the horses are healthy and well cared for. I look forward to watching my daughter learn horsemanship and riding with Amanda.

Haverhill Farms
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 58 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Joel M.
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Haverhill farms is great! My 7 daughter had expressed interest in riding and my 4 year old son wanted to try as well. He has some sensory issues, so we thought riding would be good for him. After calling around, Haverhill was the best choice; not only were they in a great location, but very flexible with riding options; days and times. Tara was very responsive to all my questions prior to our lesson and when we arrived to he farm everyone was very friendly. We were told to walk around and explore the farm and the kids loved seeing all the horses. When it was time for the lesson to begin, we were greeted by Alex and the kids were immediately into what she was saying. She explained everything to them at their level and the kids had a great first impression. They loved getting their pony’s, walking them, brushing them, and learning how to get the saddle on. They then got to ride; starting with the basics and learning how to use the reigns. We left with My daughter asking when we can go back and ride “sassy” again! Highly recommend this place!

Kay and Dodger Equine
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Marian H.
Verified review

My daughter-in-law was thrilled with her first riding lesson and is looking forward to the next two (her Christmas present from us was three lessons). She said everything was wonderful and she loved working with the instructor. Thank you!

CTC dressage, LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Jamie D.
    Verified review

    I've been taking riding lessons with CTC Dressage for almost 5 years. The owner, Chrissy, is so knowledgeable & makes every lesson fun! She has an amazing ability to read her clients & figure out what motivates each one. Team CTC has grown over the 5 years I've been part of it. Chrissy has made her clients into an awesome team! Everyone is so supportive of each other. I HIGHLY recommend CTC Dressage!!

    Down Under Stables
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Ellen B.
      Verified review

      I have taken lessons from Jan and boarded horses at her facilities for about 16 years. I stay because the lessons are great and the care the horses receive is superb. Stalls are cleaned properly, they get ALOT of good quality hay; they are pampered and and happy. Her indoor arena is big, with excellent footing. There is an outdoor sand arena as well as hay fields to ride around in. For me, the location is also important. It is close enough to town that I can get out there often. Also, the other riders and horse owners there are friendly...and Jan is great!

      Dressage and riding lessons
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 19 years in business
      • 5 hires on Thumbtack
      Olivia D.
      Verified review

      She was awesome. She helped me gain confidence and get back into riding. She is also super knowledgeable.

      Rusted Rain Ranch
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Chris A.
        Verified review

        Been leasing with the people here for a couple of years now. Management is open, approachable, knowledgeable and professional. This barn has provided an excellent avenue to my teenage daughter for improving horsemanship, learning and implementing natural training methods and spending lots of time learning all the care that these animals require. More like extended family than just a boarding/training facility. Lessons on sound horses are excellent for the beginner rider, and leasing offers options for those with more experience who can ride without a trainer present which really increases rider performance and ability. I can't say enough about this barn. Come see for yourself! :)

        Light Rein Farm LLC
        4.0
        from 1 review
        • 5 hires on Thumbtack
        Andrea P.
        Verified review

        I have taken three lessons at Light Rein Farm and have thus far been satisfied with my experience and the professionalism yet laid back atmosphere of the stable. Everyone is friendly, patient and helpful in teaching me the basics to horseback riding and I look forward to my lessons each week.

        Horse Riding Lessons
        1.0
        from 1 review
          About

          I TRAVEL TO YOU - train you on your horse!!!! I don't have lesson horses or work out of a barn, I'm a traveling instructor who will travel to your barn and give you lessons on your own horse. Do you have horses and need to learn more about riding and horse care? Want to take your riding to the next level? I can help. I've taught all disciplines and levels of riders and have help many riders learn to enjoy their horses and be a better more confident rider. I will travel to your farm within 60 miles of Grand Blanc. Feel free to contact me for more information. Please note I DO NOT teach at a particular farm. I come to your farm and teach you in your horse.

          About

          We are an inclusive riding facility that specializes in therapeutic riding, young riders, returning adult riders and scout programs. Our riding classes are reasonably priced and offer the rider a complete horse experience. Class sizes are limited to four riders.

          About

          We are a family-owned/run facility who offer lessons to all ages and riding abilities. We use gaited horses which are very smooth. We let you schedule with our online system when it works in your calendar. There are no obligations to many weeks of lessons or packages. Lessons include grooming and tacking the horse, so you get a full feel of what the riding and the care of the horse is all about. We invite you to come visit us and watch a lesson. We hope to meet you soon!

          • 20 years in business
          About

          We offer English horseback riding lesson and training. We also offer showing, sales, school horse lessons, leasing, and year-round riding. Please visit our website for more info, and to view our gallery of our fabulous horses and riders.

          About

          At K & B Equestrian Facility, we offer horse boarding, training and riding lessons. We also offer public trail rides.

          About

          Fun, educational, affordable, and safe! We offer horseback riding lessons for first time riders through advanced riders in English, Western, and most advanced disciplines. We also provide indoor and outdoor arenas, great horses and ponies, and showing opportunities for riders who want to compete. A knowledgeable, experienced, and patient instructor tailors all programs to the individual to ensure complete client safety and satisfaction. Haul-ins are always welcome and traveling lessons or training (taught at your property) are also available to selected areas. Horse training from starting/breaking to show finishing for most disciplines are offered, as well as professional show riding. Call or email anytime to discuss your personal goals and desires!

          About

          We are a full equestrian horse facility. Our services available are horse riding and driving lessons, training, boarding, sales. We teach all ages and train all breeds of horses.

          About

          We have a wonderful, family fun horse farm in Romulus just a mile or so south of the Detroit airport. We offer loveable, safe lesson horses available for riding lessons in English and Western for all ages. Indoor and outdoor arena available for all weather riding. We also offer boarding, lessons, training and sales.

          About

          We provide professional riding lessons and training. We also have school horses at our farm and give public riding lessons.

          About

          Our barn boasts a full-service training facility, with a fun, family atmosphere. We offer horseback riding lessons, for the casual rider to the seasoned competitor. Our customers love the casual atmosphere while learning important skills. We offer lessons for ages 5 and up.

          About

          We offer horseback riding lessons for adults, kids, and seniors. We also have summer camps and day camps. Riding is done in a safe, positive family environment.

          About

          I have enjoyed teaching beginner-intermediate riders, youth and adults for over 25 years. I have been a 4-H leader for 21 years, coaching many kids with backyard horses to top riders and competitors. My specialties are horsemanship and horse ownership 101, almost all western events, barrel racing, pole bending, working cow horse, versatility ranch horse, and trail riding. I also teach English equitation 101. I enjoy working with children. My background screening is done annually by several organizations I volunteer through. I look forward to meeting with you and helping you achieve your goals.

          About

          It is very difficult to find a classical instructor in Michigan. I studied in Maryland with Kathleen Harjess and Erik Herbermann. As competition dressage gains popularity, so do training shortcuts that are supposed to help the horse and rider get further faster but instead can cause serious damage to the horse and are not applicable in other contexts. Most instructors teach you how to ride their horses for their discipline. This can still be a wonderful experience for many students and enables them to build confidence- but it is not always safe for the rider and is infrequently safe for the horse's long-term health. I train riders to communicate to the horse and then allow the horse to respond in such a way that it encourages the horses to give a different level of performance to their riders. The horses become willing participants and even the crankiest old horse when ridden correctly will find a bounce in his step that was never there before.

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