How long does it take to learn to ride a horse?

How Long Does It Take To Learn To Ride A Horse?  For San Diego riders and beyond! Learning to ride a horse well takes years.  I compare it to learning ballet.  No one expects to be a great ballet dancer in a 1 year of lessons, or after a week of ballet summer camp.  Good […]

Horseback Riding San Diego- How to Sit Correctly on a Horse

This is a video clip that has some nice diagrams of the correct seat position, and some good examples of common rider error and exercises to help fix them.   For people new to the sport, I also like this clip because it is a nice review of some of the basic goals and stumbling blocks riders work […]

Horseback Riding in San Diego – How to Meet a Horse

Many of us love horses, when we see them we just want to touch them and talk to them.  Unfortunately, in our gusto, we forget how we may be impacting them.  Here are some quick reminders of how to approach, touch, and meet a horse. 1-      Approach-We are predators, horses are prey animals.  Predators often are very […]

How to be a Good Horseback Rider- Get an Independent Seat

How to ride a horse well – Develop an Independent Seat What do all of the great riders in San Diego and the world have in common?  An independent seat!  It is a common term (“independent seat”), but it is not always explained or understood well. What is an Independent Seat?  An independent seat is […]

The Cost of Horseback Riding Lessons in San Diego

The Cost of Horseback Riding Lesson in San Diego? In the past many people had horses in their backyards, giving a riding lesson was a cheap and easy thing to do.  If you already kept a horse is your backyard for working the farm, giving riding lessons did not increase your expenses and did not […]

Great horseback riding in San Diego and the world includes- knowing how horses think

This video clip from The American Quarter Horse Association highlights the importance of understanding how horses think as it relates to riding and training.  With this information, the possibilities between you and your horse are endless! http://youtu.be/tCkwjRmjcYE      

How to Choose a Horseback Riding Instructor in San Diego- Look for a good teacher

This post is the third in a series of three on the topic of “How to Choose a Horseback Riding Instructor in San Diego”.  The first two cover the importance of professionalism, and the ability to teach about how horses think.  This post finishes the series with the concept of finding a “good teacher”.   From my experience as an instructor […]

How to choose a riding instuctor in San Diego- Look for someone who can teach you how horses think

This is part two of three posts addressing the issue of “How to Choose a Horse Back Riding Instructor”.  Previously, I mentioned the issue of professionalism and how important it is in an instructor.  From my experience as instructor and student here in San Diego, the second consideration is finding a coach who can teach you “how horses think” or […]

How to choose a horseback riding instructor in San Diego?- Look for a Professional

If you want to take horseback riding lessons, then choosing the right instructor is an important decision.  It will affect how you ride, your relationship with your horse, and your safety.  But, it is not necessarily an easy one.  There are some certifications available, but no definitive standard in the field (i.e. anyone can offer horseback riding lessons).  The pros […]

Horseback Riding in San Diego

Today’s youth face increasing pressures in their day-to-day lives.  They are challenged by everything from physical growth and complex schedules to social media pressure, bullying, and body image issues.   It is the goal of caring parents and adults to support them as they navigate these challenges.  But how do people do this?  At Salisbury Farms, we have […]