Free Heart Stables welcomes all ages and skill levels into our lesson program. Private and semi-private lessons are available depending on rider’s skill level.

Student Riding Lesson Horse

Free Heart Stables offers lessons primarily in the English disciplines and specializes in helping riders who are struggling with fear or horse behavioral issues. All of our lessons include ground work because we believe that a rider should have a relationship with their horse on the ground before mounting. We also offer lessons only in ground work. For more information on our instructor, Stephanie Walker, please see her biography.

Lessons must be scheduled in advance and must be cancelled with at least 24 hours notice or payment will be due. Lessons are not guaranteed to be the exact specified time. They may run 5 minutes under to 15 minutes over depending on the skills being worked on and the rider’s fitness level. This ensures every lesson ends on a good note.

Teaching Philosophy

Free Heart Stables’ riding program centers on building a solid foundation both in and out of the saddle. Rider’s position is a constant focus in order to ensure that riders are safe and able to move forward in their riding. Groundwork is utilized to help riders develop the horsemanship, feel, and timing necessary to communicate effectively with the horse, resulting in a more relaxed and willing partner. An emphasis is placed on the rider’s physical and mental preparedness for tasks to ensure confidence and enjoyment, both critical to the continuation of a rider’s career. Each lesson is tailored specifically to the individual to address their unique needs and goals. This allows riders to get the most out of each lesson, resulting in greater confidence, learning, and enjoyment.

Lesson Types and Availability

We offer a variety of lessons and other services to suit each individual’s needs. For more information on all of the options, please look at the online scheduler below. Here you can read about each service as well as see pricing information and requirements. Booking is as easy as selecting your desired service, selecting an available time slot, and entering your information. Take the next step on your riding journey today!

If you are interested in Online Lessons instead of lessons at our location, you can learn more about them and schedule a lesson here.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us or check out our FAQ Page. Please be sure to select a lesson on a lesson horse if you will not be providing your own horse for the lesson. Otherwise your lesson will be unmounted, without a horse.

Online Scheduler