Dead Broke Farm

Fun Western Style Riding Lessons In A Beautiful Environment

Instructor Riding Horse Through the CreekOur philosophy is that riding should be fun! At Dead Broke Farm, you'll learn how to ride in a natural environment – not in a riding ring - but rather on the trails of our 112-acre farm.

We have scenic wooded trails boasting ferns, dogwoods, redbud, and large sycamore trees. Deer, cranes, and turkeys are often spotted on our trails. Navigating the rolling hills and creek crossings on our trails help you to find your balance naturally, so there's no need to ask you to do some trumped exercises in hopes that you will find your balance atop the horse. You'll quickly learn to control the horse to avoid bumping your knees on trees or falling behind should your horse decide to stop to graze. Instructors are always close by and available to lend assistance and ensure a safe ride.


Beginner Horseback Riding Lessons

Beginners aren't expected to know anything about riding. During the first hour, the students will learn how to groom the horse, tack up, and mount properly.

During the remainder of their lesson, students will learn to control the horse using their hands, legs, and voice. We’ll show them how to maintain their balance using their legs and the correct posture.

Learning to Brush a HorseLesson on Hoof Care

Intermediate Horseback Riding Lessons

At the intermediate level, students are expected to be able to tack up on their own, mount and dismount without assistance, and canter comfortably.

Learning to Saddle a HorseLearning to Mount a Horse

Advanced Horseback Riding Lessons

Advanced riders should be able to ride more difficult trails and handle more spirited horses.

Horse Jumping Over Fallen LogHorse Jumps Over Fallen Log










But most of all, we'll teach you how to ride so you can enjoy the thrill of horseback riding!


Rates for Horseback Riding Lessons

We give 2-hour and 3-hour lessons.  Regardless of whether you choose the 2-hour or 3-hour lesson, the first hour is spent doing groundwork: grooming, bridling and saddling, and watching the riding instructor demonstrate how to ride.

2-Hour Lesson - $75/person
3-Hour Lesson - $100/person

 In order to help keep our prices down, we request that you PAY IN CASH. We accept Mastercard, Visa, and Paypal for the deposit, but if you choose to pay the balance with a credit card, you will be charged a 4% processing fee.


Schedule for Horseback Riding Lessons



Weekends Weekdays Weekends Weekdays
Mar - Oct 10am 3pm 9am 3pm
Nov - Feb 10am 10am 12pm 10am

Purchase 5 lessons in advance and get the 6th one free!  Schedule your lesson today.


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