Lesson Program

All lessons are an hour in length with one-on-one instruction. During the lesson, students learn safe handling, grooming, and saddling techniques along with riding instruction tailored to their experience and goals. Every student learns safety through awarene

ss and control. Instruction includes the "why" aspect of each lesson to help riders understand and develop communication with their mount. Laughter is a familiar sound in the barn and smiles are abundant.

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White horse with youth rider  

Use of a Rafter L lesson horse is required for the first 4 lessons after which, riders can choose to haul-in their own horse or continue on a lesson horse. Our lesson horses are all accomplished show horses that can no longer maintain the fast pace and competitive edge required at the top levels. These horses still compete in our entry level show program helping build confident riders.

Lessons prices are $75 per private 1 hour lesson

Lessons are by appointments only, but visitors are always welcome.


Fall Schedule
12pm - 5pm
12pm - 5pm
12pm - 5pm
12pm - 5pm
9am-12pm 1:30pm-5pm


“Horses change lives. They give out young people confidence and self-esteem. They provide peace and tranquility to troubled souls, they give us hope.” 
― Toni Robinson