Riding Instruction at Lehmann Stables is part of our Horsemanship
Program. We firmly believe that rider and animal are best served with a
broad orientation on all aspects of Horsemanship, including grooming, safety and
care. Every 30 minutes of Riding Instruction is embedded in a full 60 minutes of
Our instructors teach English, Dressage and Jumping
(certified at CHA level 3). We accept riders of all ages and levels. Our youngest
riders usually start at the age of 4. See at the bottom of this page what our
clients say about us!
Our horsemanship program covers:
- Safety around horses
- Horse health and horse care basics
- Ground manners
- Horse tack, saddle
- Saddling the horse
- Leading the horse
- Mounting the horse
- Riding position
- Gaits: walk, trot
- Halting the horse
- Use of riding aids
- Riding ring
- Trail rides
Horseback riding for your health?
Donít horses kick and bite and throw you off?
Well, possibly. But it's rare. Most horses are docile, gentle and willing to please.
Riding them, or even simply being around them, usually does wonders to boost your health of body, mind and spirit.
Riding, even at a slow walk pace, improves balance, co-ordination and posture.
At faster paces like trot and canter, riding becomes excellent aerobic exercise, helping oxygenate the blood and improve
circulation, extend breath-control, and speed up metabolism.
For most participants, riding is a great pleasure. After an
enjoyable ride or even time spent grooming and petting a horse,
people generally feel both exhilarated and relaxed. Blood-pressure
tends to drop to healthy, de-stressed levels.
Riding lessons at 4 years old? Absolutely! Wor-
king with those big horses makes children feel
good about themselves and helps them develop.
Adults & youth
On your horse
A lesson is 60 minutes of horsemanship instruction, of which 30 minutes on horseback and 30 minutes around the horse.
Boy Scouts of America Troop 152 prepared well for their 2010 'Big Trip'. During
the Horsemanship Boot-camp at Lehmann Stables, they learned about horse care and
about safety around horses. They also mas tered the basics of horse back riding,
earned their BSA Horsemanship Merit Badges.
Instructors (All In The Family):
- Eline Lehmann grew up
in Europe, and has been on and around horses for over 40 years.
In Europe she learned the finesses of English dressage, and was
an English riding instructor. She is a Certified Horse Association (CHA) level 3 accredited riding instructor, a gifted horse
trainer and manager of our stables. Over the years, Eline has
made a difference in the lives of numerous children and adults,
by making them confident and well balanced riders.
- Fionna Lehmann, while
born in Europe, had her first riding experiences here in
California, riding our Wild Mustang Chispa. Her love for horses,
and animals in general, has inspired her to pursue becoming a
large animal vet. She is currently in vet school in the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine in Oregon, class of 2021. She spends (most of) her summers here at the Stables.
See what our clients say about us:
I have not been on a horse in 20 years and they both made fabulous
memories come back to me which I got to share with my children.
Gentle horses put me at ease and we all had a wonderful day on the
ranch! Great interaction between Selwyn and my daughters!
from Elaine for 8 months and Iam 100% happy with how Elaine works
with my daughter...she is patient,kind and is teaching my daughter
all she needs to know...so that when my daughter is old enough to
own a horse...she will be a great horse owner and more so she will
know all she needs to know to be a great rider as well....I did
research for 2 weeks for a great place for my daughter and I have to
say Lehmann stables stood out by far...and I look forward to
see all the great things my daughter is going to learn while in the
teaching of Elaine Lehmann :) she is teaching her
responsibility...and hard work qualities and I think thats wonderful
My 5 yr old daughter took a riding lesson and had a truly wonderful
experience! Eline is knowledgeable, experienced, and professional.