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


Notice: Cash Payments Only!

We no longer accept credit cards as a form of payment. You may use a credit card (Mastercard, Visa, or Discover) to secure your reservation with a deposit, but no credit cards or checks will be accepted when paying your balance at our farm.


Schedule for Horseback Riding Lessons

We are open year round for horseback riding, 7 days a week March - Oct and on weekends only during the winter months, Nov - Feb. However, we are open on ALL national holidays even if they occur on a weekday except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day, so we are open on New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, and Veteran's Day. We're also open Monday - Wednesday the week of Thanksgiving and the last 2 weeks of Dec even on weekdays.

Time Period 2-Hour 3-Hour 2-Hour & 3-Hour
Jan - Feb 10am 11am Winter - Closed Mon-Fri
New Year's Day (Jan 1) 10am 11am 10am
Valentine's Day (Feb 14) 10am 11am 10am
President's Day (Feb 19) 10am 11am 10am
Mar - Oct 10am 11am 10am
Independence Day (Jul 4) 10am 11am 10am
Nov - Dec 15 10am 11am Winter - Closed Mon-Fri
Veterans Day 10am 11am 10am
Thanksgiving Week (except Thur) 10am 11am 10am
Dec 16 - 31 10am 11am 10am

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


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