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    06-03-2010, 09:59 PM
  #1
Green Broke
Really Interested.

In taking jumping lessons. Whats the average price for lessons? And what should I expect? I have never had a lesson in my life. I have jumped before but only bareback and in a western saddle. And the highest was like 2ft or so. I kinda wanna know what lessons are like and all that.
     
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    06-08-2010, 10:06 AM
  #2
Yearling
Your best bet would be to google riding lessons in your area. The price will depend on where you live and the availability of instructors. Most instructors will require you do a few "basics" lessons before committing to teaching you jumping.

Don't be offended if/when they tell you they want you to start from the ground up. Someone who has never had a lesson before in their life usually does have to start fairly close to the beginning to get positioning and what not correct.

Good luck!! I can't wait to take lessons again when we get back from vacation.
     
    06-08-2010, 10:31 AM
  #3
Yearling
It really depends on your area. I pay $35 for an hour of private jumping lessons, with my horse hauled in, which is a STEAL, but that's what lesson prices are like in my area.
I would check with the governing coaching body (maybe USEF? I'm in Canada lol) for an accredited coach. You might pay a little more for a licensed coach but it is definitely worth it - 9 times out of 10 you will be taught by an industry professional in a businesslike manner and get the most bang for your buck.
Taking lessons is such a great thing, I hope you have great luck and keep us updated!
     
    06-08-2010, 11:00 AM
  #4
Weanling
I've been following your other threads, and I'm glad that you decided to invest in some lessons!

The only problem is--don't count on taking a few. 99.9% chance you'll get hooked and end up emptying out your whole paycheck on riding lessons, which wasn't my intentional plan but I ended up doing anyways...

I happen to have a brilliant trainer who does $20 for about two hours, and I work for her sometimes too for lessons. She's very laid back, however, and can teach me basics and help me, but we both know when I get to the right level I'll need to find a real trainer. Here I've found them to be pretty consistently about $40. The most expensive is about $40 for thirty minutes, but on average I'd say about $40 an hour. However, I don't know if time is an issue for you, because you can practice whenever you want!
     
    06-08-2010, 11:37 AM
  #5
Green Broke
I would have been taking lessons from the start if it was my choice. But it wasn't. I was given hand me down horses with problems that I had to figure out on my own. Sally bell, had a trailering accident and could only walk around for short periods of time. My sisters barrel racing horse with more go than whoa. Coco. (see horse memorials for a description of her) Dandy, the abused soul. One sock, high headed and stubborn as hell. Red, the green horse who was too smart for his own good. I didn't have alot to choose from, it was either deal with one problem or the other. My parents weren't willing to spend the money for lessons and I didn't have a job because of all the sports I was doing in middle high and high school. I have been riding for years and have been told I am a good rider by alot of people. But good isn't quite good enough.
     
    06-08-2010, 11:41 AM
  #6
Green Broke
This is the place closest to me that does lessons in what I am interested in.

All Heart Horse Farm

Tell me what you think.
     
    06-08-2010, 12:11 PM
  #7
Weanling
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Originally Posted by goldilockz    
Your best bet would be to google riding lessons in your area. The price will depend on where you live and the availability of instructors. Most instructors will require you do a few "basics" lessons before committing to teaching you jumping.

Don't be offended if/when they tell you they want you to start from the ground up. Someone who has never had a lesson before in their life usually does have to start fairly close to the beginning to get positioning and what not correct.

Good luck!! I can't wait to take lessons again when we get back from vacation.

This is exactly it , the lesson price will vary for where you live ! I pay $45 for an hour flat lesson but it would still be the same price if I was jumping anyhow . It will also depend if your having someone come to your place for the lesson so you can ride your horse or you plan to go ride lesson horses. If someone is coming to your place they will charge you gas fee aswell.
     
    06-08-2010, 12:37 PM
  #8
Yearling
Shoot. I wish I paid as little as some of you guys! I used to pay $50 for half-hour private lessons! Of course, as others have said it depends on your area and the trainer themselves.

The place you're looking at seems nice to me. Make sure you go out there and visit once or twice and definitely take the time to watch them teach a lesson or two. It'll give you an idea of how they teach and if it'll be a good match for you.
     
    06-08-2010, 10:06 PM
  #9
Green Broke
I have been planning on it, but my sisters wedding is in 2 weeks, the bachelorette party is this weekend, and I have no time off from work. I hoping next week I work a 4 to 7 and can egt out there, but it all depends.
     
    06-08-2010, 10:16 PM
  #10
Yearling
I think that farm looks quite good. They had me at 80' of mirrors - wait til you get in there! You can learn so much from mirrors!
     

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