Has it been several years
since you've ridden a horse? Never owned a horse before? Never ridden a horse
We can help!
Don't have your own horse?
Want to refresh or build your horsemanship skills first? That's okay, we can
furnish a horse for you to use for your lessons.
At Hollow Ridge, we have been providing riding lessons to riders for nearly 10 years. We offer western riding lessons to anyone wishing to improve their
horsemanship skills. We offer lessons for anyone, including children 10 years
and up. We specialize in teaching horse ownership basics for new or aspiring
horse owners and riding lessons for beginning/intermediate riders. Our lesson
program is based on each individual rider. In most cases, lessons are
one-on-one, but clients may be grouped with as many as two other riders to
offer the added benefit of learning from others. Because we tailor lessons to
the individual, new clients can begin any time. We meet with each potential
client prior to beginning lessons to ensure compatibility with teaching and
learning styles and to determine each client's desired goal.
Riding lesson services are only available during warmer weather.
Training services have been suspended at this time, we hope to be able to resume training at some point in the near future. Hollow Ridge offers training services. We will start your
horses by building a strong, trusting relationship. Hollow Ridge trainers
strongly believe that gaining the horse's trust is the most important step in
training. Once the horse trusts you and you trust the horse, a team is created
that can accomplish anything.
Another very important part of our training program includes
training the owner to our styles. There is nothing worse than paying all that
money to train a horse just to get it home and not know how to ride it! Hollow
Ridge wants all our customers to be completely satisfied in the training their
horse receives, so we encourage owners to come and ride with us throughout
their horse's training.
At this time, we are concentrating on training
young horses. At the end of our training program, your horse will be an
excellent trail and pleasure horse. We do not believe in starting horses into
specialized training programs (roping, barrels, etc.) until horses are 4 years
old. This will allow your horse to reach its full growth potential while
ensuring he or she will be useable for as many years as possible!
To always ensure we have quality horses available to use in our lesson program, Hollow Ridge is constantly purchasing high-quality horses for resale. We bring them in and supplement their training as needed to provide excellent all-around well-mannered horses before incorporating them into our lesson program. We typically keep horses in our program for a few years before rotating them out to new homes. This allows us to ensure our horses are always at the best for new/beginning riders while also providing our buyers a high quality, all around horse that they can be confident in buying. We typically sell horses that average 12 years old and are still young enough to provide the buyer with years of enjoyment but yet mature enough that they are extremely safe horses that have been exposed to many different possible uses. Additionally, our buyers can be confident that we have had horses around long enough that we truly know and understand the horse and all of its potential quirks as well as their particular strengths. This helps to ensure each horse that leaves Hollow Ridge is going to a home where horse and rider will be the best fit.
We also broker horses for anyone who would like a horse but have found nothing within our array that meets your needs. Choosing the right horse is important. No one wants to invest the money in a horse only to find they aren't what you want or need when you get them home. Unfortunately there are a lot of horses out there that aren't what they seemed when you first looked at them. That's where the services of a professional can help you select the right horse for your needs from the start, saving you a lot of money, time and heartache in the end. Let us know your requirements and we will utilize our resources to find you the perfect partner.