~ Lessons & Training ~

Yucca Valley Equestrian Center offers beginning to advanced lessons in Western and English disciplines, including jumping. Dressage is taught through Second level. Private Horse Sense Clinics (a comprehensive introduction to riding and horse ownership)are offered here: Horse Sense Clinics



Beginning 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 owner.

Intermediate and Advanced 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 trail rides.

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 Sense Clinics


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 riding.

Train the Trainer

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

Yucca Valley Equestrian Center - 7429 Avalon Avenue - Yucca Valley, CA 92284 - (760) 365-4433