Riding Lessons at Forte Farm
Available to the public ages seven years and up, school lessons offer non-horse owners a start in riding. We have excellent school horses who are patient teachers and make riding fun. Every rider will start with private evaluation lessons. Riders without previous experience will continue in private lessons until they are able to walk, trot and canter. Riders with previous experience will use this first private lesson as an evaluation and then conference with the instructor to develop a lesson plan going forward. We use a specific set of standards to gauge a rider's level and progress to ensure safety. Feel free to ask the instructor for more information! Riders are encouraged to take more than one lesson a week. Lessons are designed to show measurable progress; the more you ride the better you get.
You will also work with a member our staff to learn how to care for your horse. Please plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to your lesson time and stay 30 minutes after your lesson ends. Lessons are available for adults and children. Due to the size of the horses available there is a 200lb weight limit.
Equipment is provided for the horse. You are responsible to be dressed appropriately for your lesson, including long pants and a boot or shoe with low heal (1/2" recommended). Helmets are available to borrow for the first four lessons. Additional attire recommendations will be made as appropriate.
Before your first lesson please complete the new rider application and liability release available on this page. Completed forms may either be mailed or brought to your first lessons.
Evaluation Lesson $55
Group Lessons (4 riders maximum)
$45 per lesson billed monthly
$55 per lesson billed monthly
Boarder Lessons + Training
$30 per lesson
$40 per lesson
$35 per service
Meet our lesson horses
We believe that the horses you learn from are as important as the instructor you learn from. Our small program gives you the attention you need for your riding skills to flourish. We will make a plan with you to guide you every step of the way.