Hangin' Saddle Ranch welcomes riders of all ages for beginner and intermediate horsemanship and riding lessons. Horse riding is more than hopping in a saddle and riding off into the Arizona sunset. Horses are large animals, weighing easily over 1000 pounds, and safety is paramount: for both the horse and the rider.

 

At Hangin' Saddle Ranch we teach safety first and foremost, along with knowledge of equipment (tack,) horse care, basic anatomy and physiology, horse care and of course horse riding.

 

Children as young at 4 years old can begin training lessons at Hangin' Saddle Ranch. Under 4 years old cannot take lessons, but can certainly experience the sights and sounds of a ranch, adjusting to the animals for when they are ready to learn, too.

 

We encourage families to come together, train together and ride together! It's a wonderful family activity for all ages. Horse riding lessons offer so much more than learning the skill of riding a horse. Confidence, communication, trust, responsibility, discipline, and positive emotional health and physical health are just a handful of what riders walk away with from taking riding lessons at Hangin' Saddle Ranch.

 

All riders are expected to follow instructions at all times. Hesitation or refusing to do something can make the difference between getting an injury and not getting one. Riders have a lot of fun, though! These majestic animals are outgoing and friendly, certainly loving the attention and doting.

 

Proper attire is required. Riders need to wear cowboy cut jeans (they are made 2-3 inches longer in the leg than how jeans or normally hemmed,) riding boots, and modest shirts which are seasonally appropriate. A properly fitted training hat is also needed. If you have any questions on attire, please feel free to contact Hangin' Saddle Ranch and we will be more than happy to help you find what you need. We also recommend 4G Ranch Tack and Supply in Hidden Valley for purchasing the proper attire.

 

Once trained, or if you are an experienced rider, friends are welcome to join us to ride in the desert country and see some amazing sights which can only be found on horseback. For experienced riders new to the ranch, we only to verify you can start, steer, stop safely if riding one of our horses.

 

Come on out to Hangin' Saddle Ranch and ride with us!