Your 1st Lesson

We are happy you are joining us for lessons! Our goal is to provide you with a positive, safe and fun learning experience from our highly qualified trainers, staff and horses. SaddleBack provides ASTM/SEI certified helmets, tack, safe lesson horses and professional riding instruction.  We can assist you with places to purchase paddock boots for riders to buy for around $35 if interested in purchasing before their first few lessons. Please refer to Contact page for physical address and directions.   

What to bring to your 1st lesson  

  • Please come dressed in long pants

  • For 1st lessons, students may wear closed toed shoes; however, boots with 1/2-1" heel are preferred

  • Bring water bottle/sports drink, especially in summer months

  • Enrollment Form/Waiver/Rules (attached below) must be completed by every rider before lessons (copies available onsite)

Click for: Enrollment Form/Liability Waiver/Rules (PDF File)


Beginner lessons are $50-private, $45-group. A new rider discount package is available for $345 and includes 4 private + 4 group lessons for Beginner riders. Payment is due at time of lesson. SaddleBack accepts checks payable to "SaddleBack Equestrian" or cash. Credit card payments available for additional 3% charge if arranged in advance. While recommended, SaddleBack does not require weekly lessons.  Riders may lesson as often as their schedule or budget allows; however, group lessons are weekly lessons, and for riders looking to advance as a sport, SaddleBack recommends 1-2 lessons per week.   

Scheduling & Cancellations

SaddleBack offers lessons year-round, 7 days/week unless temperatures above 100 or below 32.  SaddleBack Equestrian trainers strive to accommodate your schedule.  If a lesson is canceled due to weather, trainers will notify you by text or phone call in advance.  If necessary for you to cancel a lesson, please let your instructor know ASAP.  Lessons canceled with less than 12-hour notice will be billed the full lesson rate.

Thank you for joining SaddleBack Equestrian for lessons.  We look forward to seeing you!

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