Iron Ridge Sport Horses
623 Broadway St.
Whitesboro, TX 76273
Iron Ridge Sport Horses offers Riding Lessons for the Adult rider. We specialize in helping you feel comfortable with a horse, ours or yours, and find the joy in riding. Our average rider is between the ages of 40 to 70 years young, and has no interest in the show ring.
Many barns offer lessons for a specific discipline, but most people want to just spend time with their horse safely rather then compete. For those riders who do not want to make riding a chore or a job, we offer a relaxed atmosphere, with lessons to help you learn at your own pace. We do not push you faster then you feel comfortable learning.
We are now offering Riding Lessons that include:
- approximately 1 hour of instruction per lessons
- we teach you from the ground up
- lessons include tack, care, and horse management
- a choice of one of our friendly and experienced lesson horses
If you're looking to learn discipline specific riding, we are likely not the barn for you, but if you'd just like to be able to walk, trot, and canter safely, take your horse on the trails, or spend some time playing around in an arena, then we can help. If you're trying to overcome a fear, or just don't have the first clue how to even saddle that horse you just bought, we are happy to help.
We have a friendly atmosphere, with no pressure. Horseback riding is something we do for fun. Your lessons should help you find the joy of riding, not lose it, and we work hard to kee it enjoyable.
Adult Novice Riding Lessons for just $25
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Nita Harmon has been teaching beginner riders for 5 years, and has experience with child education for 27 years before that. She is experienced with helping you understand not only the concept of riding, but also the application. Nita began riding at the age of 50, and understands that adults don't learn the same as children because she experienced it. She uses her experience learning as an adult to help her students learn in the most comfortable way possible.
Heather Harmon has been involved in horse training for 13 years, and deals with more advanced riding instruction. If you need help working through a problem with your horse, or just want to push yourself further, she works with our intermediate riders. Heather also keeps the lesson horses tuned up, and ready for your next lesson.
Nita and Heather are a mother-daughter team, working to help you progress in an environment that is comfortable for YOU, the rider.
Whether you worry about being too old to start learning, too out of shape, too tall, too short, or what ever, there is no reason you can't live your dream and get involved with horses. If you've felt out of place in lessons at other barns, or just wish you could find that love of horses again, we are here to help you.
We are a small family owned horse farm. Our lesson horses have been trusted to teach our nieces, nephews, and senior friends and relatives to ride, as well as countless beginning riders of all ages. We have been involved with horses for 13 years, in all aspects of the horse world, and now just want to slow down and have fun with horses while helping others to do the same. There's no reason to always feel pressured to enter the show ring, whether you're just starting in horses, or just starting a new discipline. Our lessons focus on the basics of horsemanship and safe riding, and how to choose a horse that is right for you. From how to lead your horse and choose properly fitting tack, through more advanced riding, we're here to help you ride in a way that keeps it fun for YOU at the pace YOU set.
If you don't own a horse but wish you did, if you own a horse but don't feel comfortable in the saddle, or if you will never own a horse but just want to spend time with them, we're here to help. Our first priority is making sure you know how to do it right for both you and the horse. Horses really can be enjoyed by anyone.
Contact us to learn more, or to schedule a lesson.
This page was last updated: August 14, 2011
Iron Ridge Sport Horses
Heather Harmon - Trainer
Located in Whitesboro, TX (940) 367-2673
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