Novice Riders & Lessons
A guest ranch is usually not the place where you go to learn how to ride. However more and more guests come to The Hideout for exactly that reason. Many guests want to come and learn how to ride because their partner, family members or friends are intermediate or advanced riders. A growing number of guests sees this vacation as a great place to learn about horses, reconnect with horses and learn how to ride and handle horses and improve on their riding skills to continue riding once they are back home.
These and other novice riders are looking for a place where they can enjoy themselves while learning how to ride in a fun and safe environment.
We have a string of beginners’ horses that are bombproof and are ideal to learn how to ride. At The Hideout, we will encourage guests to try other horses and not ride the same horse for their entire stay, given the availability of multiple horses that suit your riding skills.
We always have wranglers on staff who can give riding lessons in very small groups and if possible, individually. They will work with you in the arena and will start with explaining how a horse thinks, reacts and perceives things.
We make a difference between “understanding the horse” and “the technical ability to ride a horse”.
Understanding the basics of horsemanship will make you feel more comfortable being on and around the horse. This will enhance the learning environment and riding experience. It also makes it much more fun.