Horseback Riding Lessons

 

About the Lessons

FCRA lesson and training programs place a strong emphasis on safety first, but just as important, we want our students to learn and have fun! Riding lessons teach responsibility, discipline, patience, coordination, good horsemanship and sportsmanship. We are fortunate to have wonderful lesson horses and ponies available for your riding lessons!

All lesson programs run year-round. You are welcome to start lessons in the middle or near the end of the month – you do not have to wait for the beginning of the month to start.

English Riding Program

Our English program is designed to produce balanced, secure, and effective riders that are in harmony with the horses they ride. Lessons will focus on both flat work and jumping, with a strong emphasis on solid skills based on the reliance of fundamentals and classical equitation. Correct foundations, with an emphasis on posture, are paramount. We take time with beginners in order that stability, confidence and effective riding is achieved before moving on to the next level.

Western Riding Program

We offer basic western horseback riding lessons for the beginner rider as well as advanced lessons for the more experienced rider. Lessons focus on playday events and barrel racing, as well as a strong emphasis on balance, proper hand and seat position, and developing a sound western seat.

We offer both group and private lessons. No matter the option you decide to go with, they are both formatted the same. When students arrive for their lesson, they will brush their horse and prepare him to be saddled. They will learn how to saddle, bridle, and lead the horse on their own and then will proceed to the arena for the riding portion. We teach each lesson according to each individual rider’s skill and interest level. At the end of each lesson, students will unsaddle and brush down their horse. Emphasis is placed on safety and having fun!

15-min leadline lessons are offered for ages 2 and 3. We require 30-min private lessons for our 4 and 5-year-old students until they are safely ready to advance into a group setting. Ages 6 and up can go straight into the group lesson program.

Adult lessons currently taking place on multiple evenings throughout the week – email for current openings. Homeschooling classes are being scheduled now!

Pricing

Western group lessons – $200 flat monthly rate due by 7th of each month.

English group lessons – $240 flat monthly rate due by 7th of each month.

Private lesson rates vary by length of lesson. Please contact Stephanie or Ashley at 817-223-6036 for pricing.

We strive to place each student into the appropriate group according to their age and skill level. Group lessons are small, consisting of 3-4 students.

Please remember that there is a 24-hour cancellation notice or you will be charged for the lesson.

Hours*

Monday – Friday: 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday – Saturday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sunday (English program only):

1:00 pm – 8:00 pm 

 

*Hours are subject to change with little notice due to student schedule changes, weather cancellation, student cancellation, etc. Additionally, these hours may be extended as needed for additional classes for students unable to come during listed hours above. Please call/text to set up a time for a tour or a lesson.