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We require every student, regardless of previous riding ability, to begin at Safety Level, simply because that way we can ensure that everybody is communicating with our horses in the same way. Students move through the levels as they show mastery of each level's skills. There is no set time for each level. Students will progress at their pace and at the discretion of their teacher.



1 Lesson 

4 Lessons

12 Lessons

Safety/Arena Class





Arena/Trail Class

(Helmet, Safety Certificate)




Trail/Meadow Class

(Helmet, Boots, Arena Certificate)




Meadow/Sunset Class

(Helmet, Boots, Trail Certificate)




Duration of Lessons

Levels and prices

Bridle Ranch has six different levels of ability.  Classes are organized with two levels per class.  Call or email for class times.

Safety-  This level focuses on being safe around the horses and learning basic riding and grooming skills.  A bit of trotting is also introduced.

Arena- In this level, we practice walking patterns, being in rhythm with the horse, and gaining good control.  Some lessons are ridden bareback.  Riders learn to ask their own horses to trot.

Trail- This level assumes you have enough control of your horse to go out on a trail ride.  While trail rides are not currently offered in our program, riders will work on more difficult riding skills. Riding the trot is improved and refined, and a bit of cantering is introduced.  

Meadow- Meadow level riders will strengthen their trotting and cantering skills. They will also build on their ability to ride softly, with improved balance and better communication.  

Sunset- Students at this level will continue to practice skills at all the gaits.  Trotting through patterns on the correct diagonal is expected, and simple lead changes are introduced.  At this level, riders work on becoming more self-directed.  Ground lessons are also practiced, which helps students to learn how to train horses.

This is our most popular option. Our Riding Lessons are geared toward riders ages 7+, who want to enjoy riding. We specialize in teaching students who have never ridden before. Our riding instructors focus on helping riders become comfortable and confident working around and with horses. Students will learn how to ride, care for, and even teach their horses throughout the levels. They will have the opportunity to ride both English and Western skills. We don't do competitions, which leaves our students free to ride various styles and to learn at their own pace.

1 hour Classes

Riding Lessons

Riding Lessons FAQ

1 Hour Lessons-  Our everyday riding lessons run for 1 hour, and are held weekly, unless you specifically request more lessons in a week.

Level Descriptions

Smile and Ride!

What if the lesson times don't work for me?

  • We try to stay with the advertised lesson times (schedule page), but if those don't work, give us a call or send an email.  We might be able to work with your schedule.

Are private lessons available?

  • Private lessons are occasionally provided on case-by-case basis.  They cost more, and often have to be scheduled outside the class times listed. (schedule page)

How often are lessons?

  • We ask that you sign up for at least one lesson per week.  If you'd like, you may sign up for lessons more often.

How do tests work?

  • Tests will usually be held during your normal riding lesson.  They are typically an hour long. In the level test, you will be required to demonstrate each of the level skills with minimal prompting from the instructor. Your instructor will recommend you for a test when they feel you are ready to level up. All tests are $40.


879 North Main Street Genola, UT 84655