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A riding academy is a school where both beginning and advanced equestrians can learn about caring for and riding their horse. Riding academies offer lessons along with stable boarding options. The lessons can vary from beginner to advanced skills, depending on the rider's ability. The following terms are often associated with a riding academy or school.

  • Riding Arena – Sometimes also called the lessons arena, this is where the instruction will take place. It is usually a flat area covered in sand or packed dirt and surrounded by a fence. The rider will ride their horse inside the arena under the watchful eye of the instructor. Trail riding is also a common at riding academies. Riders will ride horses on trails to learn about controlling the animals on different terrain.
  • Gaits – Horses can perform several gaits. A walk is the slowest horse gait, followed by a trot, a canter and a gallop. For competition purposes, a rider must be able to master all the gaits.
  • Horseshoe - These metal shoes are affixed to a horse's hooves to protect them from wear and tear. A farrier is properly equipped to handle the process of nailing a shoe to a horse's hoof. Routine grooming, along with proper maintenance of shoes is necessary for a happy and healthy horse. Horse grooming includes bathing, brushing, picking out debris from their hooves and feeding. New horse owners can learn the basics of grooming their horses or ponies at a riding academy.
  • Showing – Equestrian competitions are often called shows. Two of the most common are dressage and jumping shows, both of which require extensive lessons before the rider is ready to enter the competition.
  • Dressage – A type of equestrian competition where the horse and rider are judged on the quality of the horses' gait and the rider's horsemanship.
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    Deer Path Riding Stables
    10c Hc 1, White Haven, PA 18661
    Scenic and fun guided trail rides on gentle horses. Horseback rides are done through the woods. Our experienced trainers are happy to work with beginners. For a wonderful adventure on horseback, come to our stables!
    (570) 443-4431
    Happy Trails Stables
    Rr 611, Mount Pocono, PA 18344
    Our equestrian center is a leading facility for horseback riding. Two locations to serve you. Riding lessons, miles of beautiful trails, clean horse stables and more. Visit us online for more information.
    (570) 839-8340
    Wentz Stables
    7423 Skytop Ct, Orefield, PA 18069
    We offer full care boarding and training in a stable with stalls available. We also deal with leases, sales and a variety of other features for your horse riding and care needs.
    (610) 366-1066
    Freedom Farms
    1044 S Main Rd, Mountain Top, PA 18707
    (570) 678-3658
    L A Quarter Horse Farms
    250 White Rd, Lake Ariel, PA 18436
    (570) 698-6032
    Lake Equestrian Center
    181 Stock Farm Rd, Lake Ariel, PA 18436
    (570) 698-7672
    Hidden Creek Equestrian Center
    315 Mountain View Dr, Kunkletown, PA 18058
    (610) 681-6111
    Bunnell Farm
    90 Creek Rd, Millville, PA 17846
    (570) 458-6728
    Blue Ridge Ranch
    2500 Mountain Rd, Bath, PA 18014
    (610) 837-1940
    Gleniron Equestrian Center
    2582 Broadway, Danville, PA 17821
    (570) 437-3000
    Manito Equestrian Center
    2160 N Cedar Crest Blvd, Allentown, PA 18104
    (610) 433-3707
    Rainy Meadows Farm
    163 Frederick Rd, Paxinos, PA 17860
    (570) 672-2625
    Hope Lock Farm
    4171 Country Club Rd, Easton, PA 18045
    (610) 258-8643
    Silver Fox Farm
    313 Union Brick Rd, Blairstown, NJ 07825
    (908) 459-5662
    Gait Inc
    314 Foster Hill Rd, Milford, PA 18337
    (570) 296-2229


    A riding academy is an equestrian school or ranch that aids people with horseback riding lessons. These types of training academies can be found in different parts of the United States, and they also commonly have stables to house and groom horses. For individuals who already have a horse, an academy can assist the animal with proper instruction, as well as teach the owner how to properly ride and jump the animal in shows. While these schools have beginner lessons for new riders, they also offer advanced instructions. Riding academies and equestrian boarding camps generally offer trails for horses to practice simple walking, cantering, and trotting. This can help prepare the animal and rider for shows. Sometimes, a clinic or grooming specialist is available at riding academy locations to better assist various horses and pony breeds. While attending these equestrian schools, horseback riders learn how to lead, feed their animal, position the bridle and saddle correctly, and maintain horseshoes so the horse is able to walk trails and jump properly. It can take some serious time and effort to learn what you need to know about horse dressage, cantering, and jumping properly in equestrian shows. If there are any riding academies in your town or city, you should take the time to get in touch with them to learn more about horse training options, local stables, advanced riding, and boarding clinics for ponies. If you are a horse owner, the more you know, the better off you will be with effectively caring for your horse.
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