lessons are designed for the horse lover who wants to
learn the basics. Lessons begin with leading, grooming
and “tacking up” (saddling & bridling). Riders
learn to walk jog/trot and lope/canter, and negotiate
ground poles. We also take short trail rides.
Our lessons are very helpful for the first time horse
riders develop the skills to do lateral movements, backing,
turn on the haunches, turn on the forehand, lead changes,
and other basics of body control. English riders work
over raised trot poles and jumps if desired. Western riders
work on turn arounds and collected sliding stops, and
begin reining patterns if desired. All riders have the
opportunity to practice simple trail obstacles, such as
opening and closing gates from horseback, crossing bridges,
and dragging small logs. We also do more advanced
Dressage and Western Dressage
lessons are taught from Intro to Second Level. Our
lessons emphasize harmony between horse and rider
in correct and classical style.
Lessons are $50.00 per hour
using one of our horses or yours. Helmets
must be worn by all students 18 years or younger.
We have helmets for those who need them.
Call to set up you lesson: 760-365-4433
Private Horse Sense Clinics
are offered by appointment - a comprehensive introduction
to riding and horse ownership through a private,
personalized clinic for you and your party. For
more information: Horse
Yucca Valley Equestrian Center offers complete
training for your horse at any stage: from starting young
horses and desensitizing to new objects, to older horse
who just need a tune up. We emphasize correctness, balance,
and flexibility, producing horses who are cooperative
partners no matter what discipline you ride.
We also offer horse excercise programs.
If you will be out of town or have another reason you
will be unable to ride for a period of time, we will keep
your horse fit and going well until you are able to resume
For those who are deeply committed to working
with their own horse, we offer 'trainer training'. If
you would like to train your own horse but need guidance
to make him the best he can be, we will work with you
to help you pinpoint the areas you wish to work on and
give you the tecniques to get you to your goals.
Please call for more information about establishing
your horse's training program: 760-365-4433