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Trail lessons

One-hour trail lesson: $90 per rider

The one-hour trail lessons BARR provides are focused on equitation for trail riders and often include:

  • Correct riding techniques for trail riding: centered and balanced seat, accuracy of steering, emergency techniques and safety on trails, lateral work and back-up, rating of tempo, transitions, posting diagonals, two-pointing, canter lead changes, take your horse over an obstacle and more.
  • Refreshing riding skills after a long time of not riding
  • Riding fitness such as conditioning the rider for a riding vacation
  • Introduction to endurance riding

The lessons are tailored to suit each student in an optimal way.
For riders that are interested in other disciplines for competition such as dressage, hunter/jumpers or western disciplines we have a network of instructors that we refer to.

Two-hour trail lesson: $170 per rider

The two-hour trail lessons can include any of the topics above and may also cover any of the following:

  • Emergency brake on the trail: The One-Rein Stop
  • Exercises to condition the rider for trail
  • Developing the rider’s confidence on trail
  • Developing good judgement for safe speeds on various trail surfaces
  • Crossing obstacles on trail such as fallen trees
  • Crossing bridges
  • Crossing roads
  • Crossing creeks
  • Maneuvering the horse in tight spots
  • Opening and closing gates from horseback
  • Riding the exuberant or spirited horse on the trail
  • Riding single track trails; the technicalities of switchbacks and difficult terrain
  • Speed work on the trail: Canter and/or gallop
  • Learning to ride like an endurance rider; intro to endurance sport
Use our Contact Us page to request more information,
email or call
(650) 296-2236. 

Instructions for payment and directions will be emailed to you after we reserve your ride.


Or give us a Call:
(650) 296-2236
​​​Trail Rides for Adventurous Riders