What is the best age to start horseback riding lessons? How old does my child have to be to start taking horse riding lessons? Many kids start riding small horses and ponies around 2-3 years of age, and the sooner you can expose your child to horses the better. However, we only work with toddlers as young as 5 years old.
How much does it cost to train a horse to ride? The horse. Training board ranges from approximately $600 to $1,800 a month. Traveling trainers usually charge $40 to $75 per hour, while a regular trainer will cost you $650 a month.
Is it too late to learn horseback riding? Is it ever really too late to learn? Broadly speaking, no. As long as you’re physically capable, mentally game, and willing to apply yourself, horse riding can become part of your life.
How long does it take to learn basic horseback riding? It has been my experience that for people taking 1 riding lesson a week, it generally takes approximately 2 years to develop enough competence that you can safely to all the basics of horse care and riding on your own (e.g. catch, tie, lead, tack up, ride, go down the trail).