I want to learn horse riding. Are there any good but cheap places near SF, CA for the same?
Have you ever ridden a horse ? Do you know if you would prefer English or Western Saddle ? Saddle is usually determined by gender and stable availability. I will wait for your answer to begin my research and am I excited to find you some options. Horseback riding is a very rewarding sport.Talk soon,Veronica
No, I have never ridden a horse. This would be my 1st time. As far as Saddle is concerned, I did some research and i think Western would be good for 1st time rider or for someone who is learning. Although, let me know your view on that.
If you are male, Western would be more comfortable. As a female, I learned on Englishand for me, that is the best. I feel like you have much more control over the horse. Basically, Western has the horn in the front of the saddle and you hold the reigns in two hands to guide the horse left or right. English, reigns are held in one hand. You use your thighs more ( better for exercise ) and by pressing your thighs against the horse, he/she will understand that it needs to speed up. I personally find it more kind than kicking the horse with your heels ...... Anyway, botXXXXX XXXXXne is Western is physically more comfortable for men and for first time riders you will feel like you have more control over the horse. I will research Western unless you tell me otherwise.Be back soon,Veronica
I found two places that have high ratings and strong reviews. Each offer a different approach.Las Trampas Stables: ( About aXXXXXfrom Van Ness - Too far for you ? )18015 Bollinger Canyon Road San Ramon, CA 94583(NNN) NNN-NNNNbr/>www.lastrampasstables.comSmall group Class: $ 125.00 for Three Classes 90 minutes in length. If you choose to continue, I am sure you could work out a bulk rate. I like this stable because they cover all aspects of horse care from technique to behavior. They also offer Western and English. Susan, For the Spirit of the Horses offers a one on one holistic approach. For the Spirit of the Horse $ 55.00 per one hour session.10397 Cull Canyon RoadCastro Valley, CA 94552(415)(NNN) NNN-NNNNbr/>I like both options as they emphasize care and safety of both the rider and the animal which is very important in the leasing process. Rider and Horse must build trust in order to "run" safely. I would lean more toward the private lesson as you won't be held back if someone is learning at a slower pace. But, if you are interested in socializing, a group class is useful and cheaper.Please let me know if I may offer any additional options or advice as your satisfaction is very important.Best,Veronica
10+ years as an Entertainment Executive and Industry Insider