How Much Does Your Trainer Charge? - The Horse Forum
View Poll Results: How much do you pay for a one hour lesson?
Under $20 2 9.09%
$20 - $29 3 13.64%
$30 - $39 12 54.55%
$40 - $49 2 9.09%
$50 - $59 2 9.09%
$60 - $75 1 4.55%
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post #1 of 23 Old 07-11-2008, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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How Much Does Your Trainer Charge?

I was wondering, how much does everyone pay for an hour from your current trainer and what discipline, just to compare.

I pay $30 for one horse and rider for an hour, for both me and my mom one lesson is $50 but I know a few people around here that charge $50 or $60 for a one hour lessons.
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post #2 of 23 Old 07-11-2008, 06:17 PM
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$35 a half hour lesson.

My trainer will work with me for an hour, which includes me getting the horse ready and tacked up, a lesson, and then me cooling out, untacking, and putting the horse away.

I think its a pretty good deal.

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post #3 of 23 Old 07-11-2008, 06:22 PM
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It used to be $30 but now it's $35. ;) For almost 2hrs, with an hour lesson. I ride English & do jumping/hunters. The 20-30mins (depends) is for grooming mostly & tacking up.
Then warming up, lesson, cooling down, & then untacking is about 15mins at the most.

It's so worth it though, my trainer's awesome.

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post #4 of 23 Old 07-11-2008, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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I usually have my horse ready already when my trainer comes to make sure I get my full hour.
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post #5 of 23 Old 07-11-2008, 06:36 PM
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Mine is 30, used to be 25. It's supposed to be an hour, but it's really as long as it takes for you to get the concept, so it can run longer.

It's Western saddle, but it's basic riding training.

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post #6 of 23 Old 07-11-2008, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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I'm getting Basic Riding Skills & Western Pleasure right now. My trainer specializes in Western Pleasure which is magnificent but she also does hunt seat equitation / HUS and jumping so I'm thrilled because I can work on that with him too, Huntseat EQ for me and HUS for Lucky :)
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post #7 of 23 Old 07-11-2008, 08:04 PM
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Yeah, & in my lessons I usually do a lot of flatwork, transition work, & of course jumping! ;)
Occasionally we go on a trail & do some XC work too, just for the fun of it.

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post #8 of 23 Old 07-11-2008, 09:24 PM
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Private half-hour lesson, one-on-one, using a horse from the riding school and having it tacked up for me as I don't know how to do that yet: 25.

Group lesson, one hour, working individually with the instructor, who splits her time between everyone in the arena, riding school horse, tacking up yourself: 15.

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post #9 of 23 Old 07-11-2008, 10:08 PM
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My trainors charge me $20 per lesson for an hour and ahalf. Lol I remember one class i rode for 2 and ahalf hours but still only paid 20 dollars.. Ya i know.... MY TRAINORS ROCK!

I love my horse. She is the wind beneath my wings.

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post #10 of 23 Old 07-11-2008, 10:21 PM
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$35 gets me at least an hour lesson on my horse one on one (have had many lessons lasting two hours, depending on what we are trying to accomplish and how my boy is doing). This does not include tacking up or cooling down. Am currently riding in a western saddle, soon to tackle english....we began in the fall working on basics, now I make suggestions for what I need improvement on, or she makes suggestions for new things to try. Her specialty is dressage, I think I would like to try it out eventually after I become comfortable in the english saddle.

Price is supposed to be going down, now that we are at a new barn, she is changing the lesson pricing if you ride your own horse, so my next lesson on Monday should be cheaper!

Sometimes we even trade for lessons....I have photographed her horses, painted and drawn some, I help her out around the barn if she is falling behind, help with camps, etc.
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