We offer lessons for all ages and levels from beginner to advanced. Learning to ride and spending time with horses is not only a fun activity - but has tons of benefits! Get off the couch and outside! Horseback riding builds confidence, teaches responsibility, develops discipline and creates smiles. It is a great hobby for adults - not only is it GREAT exercise (you think you're just sitting there, but you'd be surprised the muscles that have to work to keep you balanced and moving with your horse!) but it's a great way to decompress - spending time riding will melt those cares away and bring you an inner peace!
Kids (of ALL ages) LOVE horses - riding can bring someone who is a little shy out of their shell; it can motivate the unmotivated; it can take someone who has a great deal of energy or has trouble concentrating and give them a sense of focus; it builds a determination to meet self goals and increases the sense of pride, self worth and self esteem. And I truly believe that riding kept me out of trouble as a youngster, as I became a teenager and my friends were out doing things they shouldn't - I was in the saddle every chance I got, making good grades in school and just being an all around good kid!
We invite you to come visit our farm! Meet our horses and try your hand at riding! We will evaluate your level and your goals, match you with the appropriate steed and help you achieve those goals while developing a relationship with the horse! Give us a try - we keep the environment low-key, friendly and positive. Please call our riding instructor at 815-440-1872 or email us at SplitRidgeRockies@yahoo.com
Also available - professional photography of lessons or photo shoots with the horses!