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Franklin Horseback Riding Instructors

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Meadowsweet Ranch
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Tricia Y.
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I decided to get back into horseback riding about 8 years ago and started taking lessons with Kathy. I had ridden as a kid but never had much formal training. I found Kathy to be patient but thorough and I feel that I've learned a great deal from her. My husband, who had never ridden before, starting taking lessons about 3 1/2 years ago and we now often ride together. Last year, I made the big jump and got my very first horse (now boarded at Meadowsweet) Kathy went with me to help pick him out. Meadowsweet has many fun, low pressure activities and events for both students and boarders. A few examples are: clinics, off site trips, pony camp, and organized trail rides. Meadowsweet is located next to Chain O' Lakes and 8 miles of equestrian trails. Some of our lessons are working trail rides to the park. Kathy teaches lots of kids to ride but don't think that, because you're an adult, you can't take lessons!

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Be Enlightened
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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Marite C.
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Louise was my instructor for many years, and was really a great and patient teacher! I would recommend her to anyone wanting to start horse back riding or get back into it.

Highland Ridge Stables
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Timzens Z.
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My daughter has been riding at Highland ridge 9 years.....Sarah has a gift working with riders. Most importantly, we are a family there. When you walk in the barn you’re met with a friendly “hi” and whatever is stressing you melts away. I highly recommend!

Paris Farms LLC.
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Erin L.
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From the property to the people to the horses themselves, Paris Farms is high quality. The owner and head trainer is one of the most professional and genuine people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and has shaped me both as a rider and as a person in more ways than I could count. The training is spectacular and tailored to fit the rider. The horse I now own was the horse I took my first lesson on, and we have become quite a pair. All the lesson horses here are fantastic and fun to work with. The boarders and riders are all friendly and inviting. This barn is truly a family. The people support each other and care about each other. There is no competitive atmosphere and only kind words to go around. I owe so much of who I am and what I have to this barn. Riding at Paris Farms changed my life and I have recommended this barn to numerous friends. Never want to board anywhere else.

First Class Horse Complex
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Shari T.
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Very knowledgable, patient instructor. Teaches you all about the care and way a horse thinks, and why you should do things as a rider. I feel I will be able to ride any horse with any type of tack.

B2 Hunters - Jumpers
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Justin G.
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I posted on Thumbtack on Friday. Bridget replied immediately. By the next day we drove out to meet her for a private lesson for our 4 1/2 year old horse enthusiast daughter. Bridget, her husband Neil, and her son Patrick (as well as Drip, the perfect gentleman pony) were absolutely amazing!!! We honestly couldn't have asked for a better first experience for our little one! We will definitely be continuing lessons with Bridget!

IronWorks Training
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren H.
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Nancy is a great instructor and is very flexible with scheduling riding lessons. I would recommend her to anyone!!!

Market Hill Farm
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny B.
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Market Hill Farm is a wonderful facility with outstanding horses and a fantastic instructor; Kris Yankula. Her experience and training has helped me develop my riding and jumping to a competitive level. I've also had the pleasure of boarding horses with her for over a year. I couldn't recommend a better farm for riders of any level!

Face 2 Face with Horses
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Gary M.
    Verified review

    Jen brings a vast amount of horsemanship, teaching capability, and spirit to every lesson. She not only teaches you riding skills, but helps you to understand the horse. She is very passionate about her trade and is a lot of fun to ride with and be taught by!

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    We have a quiet, drama-free barn in a country setting. It is easy to get to. You will have lots of personal attention from the instructors.

    Rising Star Stable
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Mackenzie V.
      Verified review

      What can I say about Cassie that could actually express how wonderful she is?? First of all, my husband surprised me with a riding lesson for my 30th birthday. I am Now 33 and own a horse at Cassie's barn. That can probably tell you how amazing she is. She really genuinely cares about her riders, she loves to see people happy, she is generous and fun. Take all these qualities that make her a good person and then put them into a trainer who has such unbelievable talent. She has a way teaching that is so effective. I could go on and on, but one lesson with her and you will see!!

      About

      We have everything for the cowboy or cowgirl, including the horse! We are excited to tell you all of the fun things we do with our horses at Timmermann's. From show ring to trail rides, fun shows and lessons for all ages, we have everything for the horse and rider, including the horse. Timmermann's Saddle Shop has everything for the horse and rider.: * 1,200 pairs of boots * 500 belts * 1000 shirts and blouses * Saddles * Halters * Bridles * Horse supplies * Show clothing * Chaps and tack Sizes: * Infant to 5XL Timmermann's offers riding lessons for the young and old, experienced or not, show or pleasure, on your horse or ours. Starting at the age of 6 and going to the age of, we won't mention, we can teach you English, western, showmanship and trail or prepare you for that dude ranch vacation.

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      "Quality in Performance, Dedication, Achievement, and Excellence" -- These are the tenets of Christopher K. Taylor's riding and training philosophy that resulted from his studies with some of the world's most prominent American and European dressage experts. Chris is passionately committed to classical training, always striving for lightness, balance and harmony with a unique instructional style for both the horse and the rider. He asks a little at a time and praises often. The result has been happy, highly motivated horses and riders who can focus, as partners, on learning their art. Chris stresses "basics, basics, basics" and small incremental steps. He has observed that when horses derail in dressage, even at the highest levels, it is usually because the basic foundation has been ignored. He strongly believes that regardless of the discipline, any horse and rider will reap the benefits from dressage. This philosophy has proven its value for both Chris and his students. Chris has competed internationally at the FEI Grand Prix levels, has been FEI Champion in Prix St. Georges, and was selected to represent Bermuda at the 1999 Pan American Games. Lessons are offered from beginner through FEI. Chris also has regularly scheduled buying trips to Europe which clients can attend. All that is needed is a passport and a plane ticket. Lodging and transportation are provided.

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      Working with horses and meeting new friends

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      We offer lessons, boarding, sales and show team. Our main discipline is hunter/jumper. We have the Lakewood forest preserve trails directly across the street, but we do not offer public rental for trail rides.

      • 14 years in business
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      English horse back riding lessons. Dressage, hunter/jumper, eventing, polo, and polo crosse. 30 lesson horses of various levels. No sales horses used for lessons, no boarder horses used for lessons. We are dedicated to riding lessons. We are dedicated to lessons. We have horses of various riding levels and disciples. We have an indoor and outdoor arenas and a small cross country field, and a small polo field

      • 5 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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      I love that everyday I'm surrounded by animals that I love and respect. Each day I get to share that love with others and teach new riders how to talk to their horse and become his partner.

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      I provide horsemanship lessons -- learn how to groom groundwork with a horse and riding lessons. Leasing options are available.

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      Jump 4it Equestrian... where horses and people come together. We are a hunter/jumper barn operated at Daybreak Stables located at 31668 River Road in Libertyville, IL. We offer riding lessons, boarding, sales, and showing. We have something for everyone, from beginners to advanced riders, both children and adults. We offer private lessons for our riding school students and teach not only how to ride, but also how to care for the horses. Our lessons include tacking/untacking and learning more about your horse. Full service is available for an additional cost for our lesson students and boarders. During the summer months, we attend at least one horse show a month, and in the winter, we attend some indoor shows as well to keep our skills polished during the cold months. Services we offer: - Horseback riding lessons - Showing - Training - English riding only

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      Beth has been riding horses since she was very small. She realized from a young age that her purpose here on Earth was to help horses. She learned from various riders and trainers over the years and started training young horses under saddle when she turned 18. She then started working with horses that owners deemed unrideable and retrained them to become safe and willing partners. Now at the age of 32, she has started and retrained lots of horses of all breeds, ages, and personalities. She also have worked with horses who have had fear issues and horses with dominance issues. She has used many methods throughout the years, but what has always worked the best is listening to what the horse has to say and adjusting her methods based on the individual. Beth's proven and effective training methods and education programs for all equestrian disciplines will help produce a successful team. Whether starting a weanling to lead, training a 2-year old to have a solid foundation, or continuing with any horse to a higher level, she can help. She combines her expertise in education, horsemanship, horse behavior, communication, and specific skills to educate horses and their owners how behavior and movement affect performance and partnership between horse and rider. Beth's philosophy, education, and intuition help guide horse and rider to understand and communicate with each other. She has the ability to work with all ages from the young child with the pony to the senior rider with the trail riding companion. Whatever your discipline or your questions, she has the experience and the ability to help you achieve your goals and dreams! Whether you are considering riding lessons or thinking of training to compete in shows, trail riding or any discipline you have chosen as your goal, working with Beth can help you attain those goals and dreams that you have with your horse companion. She will advance your skills and understanding of your horse and their behavior far beyond what just practice can do. She will guide you and your horse into a "confident" working relationship through behavior modification, persistence in education and a respectful working relationship that is so important in attaining your goals.

      • 18 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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      I am one of the only instructors in the area to offer comprehensive instruction- students have opportunities to help on weekends in exchange for additional riding- and learn first aid, anatomy, physiology, and more! I love being to first person to ignite the spark. To be the one that sees my students through their first milestones such as first time they trot or canter or first time the steer on their own.

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