Riding Lessons summed up:
There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. - Sir Winston Churchill
Learn to ride or improve the skills you already have! Riding lessons available here at Willows Edge Farm for beginner - intermediate level riders ages 5 - adult.
We use only the Norwegian Fjord horses for our lessons. They are quiet, gentle and forgiving. They also love to please people!
Our focus on education is teaching students SAFETY first. This is such a vital step that we feel gets overlooked at many stables. We work from the basics up, so that you will become not only a good rider, but a well rounded horseperson as well. We also have a lot of fun and really strive to find those positive things and encourage, encourage, encourage!
If you are thinking about riding lessons for yourself or your child, feel free to drop us a note below. We will be contacting you shortly.
RATES: Standard riding lessons run $45 for individually purchased lessons or $35. when purchased in groups of 4 or more. Our lesson time runs 50 min. for your private lesson.
We ride and train in an indoor arena for protection from sun, rain and snow, so we ride year round! It gives plenty of room for a student to learn how to take control.
"Horses change lives. They give our young people confidence and self esteem. They provide peace and tranquility to troubled souls - they give us hope!" -Toni Robinson
SNOW ALERT: We follow the Boise School District for snow - if there's school, we will have lessons. The one exception:
IF the day's highs are 20 degrees or colder, we will cancel the lessons for the day (based on Boise temps - call or email Corinne or Alyson with questions).
BRRR! Riding gloves and winter breeches are super helpful in the cold!
"I can't wait for my next lesson. I had a really, really, good time on Saturday. Horseback riding is my favorite sport that I have ever done. Love, Jansen"
To schedule your lessons, click here to open our online scheduler (or use the scheduler below). For more information, feel free to call us at (208)779-0483 or fill out this form...
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Corinne grew up playing horses on the playground as a child. By 7, she had her own Shetland ponies that she helped to train along side her mom's many, MANY horses. Corinne started showing in 4-H and the love for showing grew to riding in the Class "A" Arabian shows as well as many, enjoyable local shows.
Now, her primary duties include her family, running the farm, assisting her young students and increasing their riding abilities. Corinne also served on the board of directors for the Pacific Northwest Direct Farm Marketing Association, a group that helps small farms connect directly with local consumers.
Corinne's schedule is limited at this time. Please call for availability.
Alyson joined our barn in May 2013. She has come to us with over 15 years of riding experience and over 10 years of showing.
Alyson has ridden
hunter/jumpers, sport horse, and dressage, with the occasional dabble in
eventing. She has successfully shown her own mare through Second level
dressage as well as taken many young green horses with just 30 days of
saddle work and turned them into show horses.
Alyson currently clinics with Kristen Aggers an FEI rider from California on a monthly basis, she has also ridden with Andrea Taylor, the head coach for The Canadian Para-Olympics team, the late Carol Plough from California, and Ernst Herrmann from Idaho.
Alyson is our primary instructor at this time.
Parents are always asking about books for their kids to read. I've put together a compilation of books I've seen or read and would recommend. On the page is also a cut out bookmark for your child to use! We also have a selection of books that you are welcome to borrow here at the farm. Go to our riding lessons suggested reading page.
Please think of us when you're looking for kids riding lessons in Boise as well as adult riding lessons in the Boise, Meridian & Nampa area.
Benefits of riding lessons summed up:
"All I pay my psychiatrist is the cost of feed and hay, and he'll listen to me any day." Author Unknown