Lessons

Vegas and Hana warming up before a ranch show

General Information:

Lessons are offered year round in a outdoor arena, round pen and open riding area.

**Please dress according to the weather 

(In bad weather we will conduct an indoor ground lesson)

Disciplines: We teach Western riding, western pleasure, trail, reining, Ranch Horse, gymkana games, barrels.

Our philosophy is to promote good horsemanship by doing practical and fun activities in a safe learning environment. We want to prepare all of our students for horse ownership one day and believe in teaching anything from basic care to top showing practices so that our students are prepared for any aspect of owning or being around our equine friends.

LESSONS REQUIREMENTS: Ages 4-80+ years. Beginner to Experienced. Appropriate dress required--boot with 1/2 inch heel, comfortable clothing/pants for outdoor weather. you are required to provide your own helmet. A bike helmet is suitable for the first 2 lessons, after that an approved FEI helmet is required.

To schedule a lesson please contact us using the contact form or by calling/texting us at (920) 495-3517 or email us at doorcohorses@gmail.com

Prices are subject to change -- please contact us if you have any questions!

A $5.00 fee is added to any lesson that the student may need an extra hand (assistant) to accompany the teacher. This is for students that are very young, challenged or a student with specific needs or one that is VERY fearful. Please contact us if you or your child fall into this category.

Refer a friend program: 

Refer a friend and they sign up for 4 lessons (1 month) they recieve $5 off one lesson and you’ll receive $5 off one lesson. No other discounts can apply to that lesson.

Each lesson option listed below offers a unique lesson program that can help students learn and grow in a fun and safe environment!

1 hour ‘private’ riding lesson: $40.00 per hour

General information on private lessons:

  • You will be the only student riding in our 1 hour private lessons, but we do have boarders that occasionally come and ride, they will stay out of our way.

  • Private lessons are great for beginners with not much confidence. 

  • For ages 6+

  • One on one with your instructor

  • We’ll work on proper body position in the saddle. 

  • Work on natural aids like our hands, voice and leg and eventual artificial aids like a crop or spurs and how to properly and humanly use them.

  • You’ll start with brushing and learning the basic parts of the horse, how to catch it from the pasture, how to walk and handle the horse on the ground and how to saddle and the different parts of the equipment we use.

  • Not all lessons are strictly riding, some lessons will be strictly ground work lessons so we may better learn and understand how to handle the horse on the ground

  • Problem solving with you and the horse

  • Preparation for Western Showing

  • Possible obstacle course

  • And much much more!

Monthly rate for 1 lesson a week is $160

Monthly rate for 2 lessons a week $300 ($20 discount)

Monthly rate for two lessons a month: $80

All fees are due at 1st lesson of every month. No exceptions.

1 hour semi-private (group) lessons: $35.00 per person, per hour

General information on semi-private lessons:

  • 2-4 students

  • Semi private lessons are suggested for students that have taken a few private lessons and are efficient when it comes to brushing and saddling the horse.

  • Can be great to help build confidence as other students can help ‘distract’ student from their fears.

  • For ages 6+

  • We’ll work on proper body position in the saddle. 

  • Work on natural aids like our hands, voice and leg and eventual artificial aids like a crop or spurs and how to properly and humanly use them.

  • You’ll start with brushing and learning the basic parts of the horse, how to catch it from the pasture, how to walk and handle the horse on the ground and how to saddle.

  • Not all lessons are strictly riding, some lessons will be strictly ground work lessons so we may better learn and understand how to handle the horse on the ground

  • Problem solving with you and the horse

  • Preparation for Western Showing

  • Practice for a showing atmosphere 

  • Fun games on the ground and horseback!

  • Possible obstacle course

  • We will try to match students with fellow students of the same riding abilities.

Monthly rate for 1 group lesson a month is $140

Monthly rate for 2 group lessons a month is $240 ($20 discount)

Monthly rate for 2 group lessons a month (Bi weekly): $70

All fees are due at the 1st lesson of every month, do exceptions.

Tiny Tot Lessons: 45 minute lesson $40.00

  • Ages 3-5

  • One on one with instructor

  • Child will learn how to brush and safely be around the horse on the ground.

  • Student will help saddle the horse

  • We’ll start discussing the different parts of the horse and equipment.

  • We’ll learn how to walk the horse safely on the ground

  • We’ll go over the basics of riding and will remain on a leadline until student understands the concept of turning, steering and stopping.

  • We’ll work on our seat and making sure we stay balanced in the saddle and our proper seat position.

  • And much more!

Monthly rate for 1 lesson a week is $160

Monthly rate for 2 lessons a week $300 ($20 discount)

Monthly rate for two lessons a month: $80

All fees are due at the 1st lesson of every month. No exceptions.

Travel lessons: I can come help you work with your own horse at your own property/boarding facility for $60 an hour.

  • I do charge mileage. .60cents a mile. If I have more than one client in the area I would be happy to split the cost between clients.

  • multi horse/person discount for travel lessons.

  • We can work on problems you are having with your horse whether its on the ground or under saddle.

  • One on one with me.

  • We’ll work on a lot of the same things we work on with lessons at my place and with my horses.

  • Work on specific problems/weak spots that you are having with your horse!

  • Discount if you want to do a group with your friends! Talk to me about, I’ll be happy to work with you.

Any and all lessons you are able to trailer your horse to me, however no discount can be given at this time.