Rushton Stables

There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. ~ Sir Winston Churchill 
18255 Ida Leona Road,
Gavilan Hills,CA 92570
Riding Lessons with Rushton Stables
Advanced Beginner
Everybody starts somewhere, and this is where a new rider starts. For the beginner rider that is just learning how to get on a horse, stop, steer, and give basic commands. walk and some trotting. We have excellent, safe beginner horses.
Private lessons:
1/2 hour of riding time with concentrated one on one instruction. Rushton Stables is pleased to offer some of the best private instruction available anywhere in the country. Private lessons are a great way to get started on your skills and the fastest way to advance. All new riders must have at least one private lesson for the purpose of evaluation and getting to know you and you us. 
$45.00 per lesson
package of 6 for $200.00 or buy 5, get 1 free!

Group lessons:
Group lessons are the perfect way to advance your skills and learn to guide your horse around "traffic" and learn with others. You also have the advantage of learning from others triumphs and mistakes. These lessons tend to be a bit longer so they are a great way to get in your exercise and keep up your stamina. For the purpose of safety for yourself and others riding with you, in order to be in the group lessons you must have passed the skills test out of the beginner level.
$30.00 per lesson
package of 6 for $160.00 (a savings of $20.00)
** group lessons upon availability and instructor recommendation only

Mommy and Me Group:
Mommy and me will me once a week for 6 weeks. There will be a maximum of 10 ‘Mommy and me’s’ accepted for each 6 week session. During this time you and your child will do some stretches together, groom a horse together, and the child will ride with the help of Mommy and a trainer. Each pair will have 45 minutes of activities. 
Mommy and me will be held on Mondays from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. 
Price $120 for a 6 week session
Once a beginner has learned to stop and steer their horse & are in basic control of the horse at all times, they can advance to this level. They will be taught more intricate guiding without use of the rail, consistent control will be worked on, and they will start to learn to canter. A second rein will be introduced for the rider to learn to use as well. Group lessons with other beginners will become an option part way through the advanced beginner level. 

For the rider that has full control of their body at the walk & trot and has started cantering. They must be capable of holding, adjusting, and using 2 reins and performing circles off the rail at the trot. They will work on mastering the canter and group lessons are a great option at this time. The rider will start to do some individual tests...these are a great way to improve mental and physical skills! 

All Skill Levels Offered!  
Advanced Intermediate
In this level the rider has control of all 3 gaits, can ride with 2 reins and has started to use a full bridle (which consists of understanding and controlling 2 bits simultaneously). They now have full control of the canter and can maneuver their horse at all gaits through traffic and anywhere they need to be. At this level, individual tests will be getting more intricate. This rider is capable of starting to show.
This rider is consistently showing and either leasing a show horse or has purchased one. This rider can handle out of the ordinary situations, understands the horses' way of going and thinking, and is capable of not just controlling the horse, but of making each situation one to their advantage. They will be taught advanced individual testing, how to make their horse looks it's best at all times as well as perfecting their overall form.
These levels simply give us a guideline to make the group lessons more beneficial as well as give you a basic outline of your goals.
Driving Lessons
Learning to drive a horse is tons of fun!! For those that don't want to ride, have physical limitations, or already ride and want to expand their skills, we highly recommend driving lessons! You'll learn to communicate with the horse thru subtle cues that give you the utmost of control at the touch of your fingers! We have varying levels of driving horses as well and as you get better, your horse gets more advanced. We've never had a person take a driving lesson and not walk away wanting more!
Rushton Stables has a variety of lesson horses that range from beginner to advanced. As your skills grow, we'll be able to put you on more and more horses to continue to increase your knowledge and skills while remaining safe.

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