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Many stables offer horseback riding rentals that can teach beginners how to ride horses and give intermediate riders the opportunity to master their skills. Some of the stables might even have ranches or camps that offer classes on different types of riding styles. Before you rent a horse or sign up for a ranch camp, you should learn a few key terms that will help you better understand the services that a stable offers.

  • Western Saddles – Unless you plan to ride bareback, which many people find difficult, you will need to know about the two major saddle designs that the average stable will offer. Western saddles have a horn at the front. This horn is useful for gripping. Since these saddles were designed for life on the ranch, the horns are also useful for keeping ropes steady when leaning cattle.
  • English Saddles – English saddles have more recreational uses than Western saddles. You won’t typically find them on a farm, but you can use them on a variety of trails and courses. These saddles do not have horns and have been designed to give the horse a full range of motion. That makes these designs useful for anyone taking jumping lessons. They are also typically used during most horseshows, but you won’t find them at a rodeo.
  • Haute Ecole – In French, this phrase means “high school.” In the horseback riding world, though, it refers to skills that experts use when showing off their horses in demonstrations. You can take classes in haute ecole, but you probably won’t use the skills while riding a horse on a trail or even in competitions.
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    Shade Tree Riding Academy
    566 Thornfield Dr, Millbrook, AL 36054
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    (334) 290-3727
    User Review: "I have been going to the stables for 4 years now. The people are very friendly and help out with all my questions about..." - Donna (AL)
    Seven Oaks Equestrian Center
    107 Seven Oaks Rd, Pike Road, AL 36064
    Looking for professional equestrian riding lessons? We have facilities for boarding your horse, and we also specialize in horse sales and training.
    (334) 260-7972
    Blue Crest Riding Academy
    51770 Highway 25, Vandiver, AL 35186
    Horseback riding lessons, camps plus rentals and facilities for birthday parties! Lessons for children 3+ and adults. Camp for kids 5+. No prior experience is necessary! Come enjoy riding horses in a fun, friendly, safe and positive atmosphere! Open on weekdays and weekends.
    (205) 936-2397
    Party Ponies by Renfroe and Daughters
    192 Bridlewood Ln, Hope Hull, AL 36043
    (334) 280-3001
    The Stables of Shiloh Farms
    730 Lee Road 71, Camp Hill, AL 36850
    (256) 896-2663
    H & G Horse Quarters
    943 Lee Road 57, Auburn, AL 36832
    (334) 887-0026
    Bits & Breeches
    1775 Opelika Rd Ste 11, Auburn, AL 36830
    (334) 321-0750
    High Point Farms
    610 Lee Road 395, Auburn, AL 36830
    (334) 821-7110
    Willow Run Farms
    102 Shaw Ln, Wilsonville, AL 35186
    (205) 678-2270
    Rockwood Equestrian
    1300 Lee Road 400, Opelika, AL 36804
    (334) 741-9135
    Heart of Dixie Trailride
    4162 County Road 7708, Troy, AL 36081
    (334) 670-0005
    Windwood Equestrian
    4848 Highway 11, Pelham, AL 35124
    (205) 620-3304
    Clairmont Show Stables
    689 Old Deer Creek Rd, Sterrett, AL 35147
    Boarding, training, lessons & sales. Specializing in hunter, jumpers, & luxurious boarding at affordable rates. We offer lessons for beginner through advanced riders. Come join our team for lessons and horse shows!
    (205) 672-3174
    Rolling Hills Equestrian Center
    169 Rolling Hills Rd, Sterrett, AL 35147
    (205) 672-1699
    Hubbard Pony Rides
    2166 Highway 13, Helena, AL 35080
    (205) 424-1552

    Horseback riding is a fun activity for both adults and children alike. It can be enjoyed as a hobby through lessons, as a an equestrian sport, or rented on vacation. Depending on what type of activity you are looking for, horseback riding can be fun for anyone in your family.

    If you or your child are interested in horseback riding lessons, look to find various ranches that have stables in your area. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or expert, there will be lessons and horses for your skill level. You will train to learn all the techniques to ride, including how to put a saddle on, how to pull on the reins, and how to ride properly. You can even learn to compete in either English or Western style tournaments.

    However, if you or your child want a more relaxed approach to horseback riding, consider going to a summer camp that offers horse and pony lessons or a resort dude ranch for adult style fun. This can give you a fun opportunity to rent a horse while on vacation to enjoy the trails and the great outdoors. Many people like this style of vacation because it allows them to truly escape the hustle of everyday life.

    If you are interested in pursing horseback riding lessons, go online to do some research about the topic. Access your favorite search engine and type in related keywords such as horseback riding, dude ranch, horse leases, and bombproof horses. It is a good idea to learn more about the topic and what is involved before starting a new hobby.

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