We offer comprehensive one hour horse lessons with group sizes ranging between 3 and six participants. Lessons are offered in both six-week and ten-week packages. Those that are new to horseback riding should register for the six-week session and not the ten-week session. Participants register for a day and will then be assigned a time.

Once registered, participants will be assigned a one-hour timeslot on the day they registered for. For example, a participant may be assigned a time of 12:00pm on the Saturday they registered for. Participants will be grouped with others based on age and skill level to ensure a consistent riding experience.

During Western Horseback Riding Lessons, participants will learn riding skills in a fun, relaxed, and supportive atmosphere. Lessons go beyond just riding. Some components of what you may learn are how to catch your horse, lead, groom, tack up, ride, and care for your horse. Our instructors and assistants will guide you through the process, emphasizing safe horse handling practices both on the ground and in the saddle. For more information, please contact Justine Christensen by email.

Group Western Horseback Riding Lessons


YMCA Gathering Pines
23701 Zane Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044


  • Weekdays: 2-7pm
  • Weekends: 9am-4pm
  • No Lessons Thanksgiving Week

Ten Week Lessons (Age 13-17)

  • Thursdays: September 22 – December 1, 2022
  • Saturdays: September 24 – December 3, 2022

Six Week Lessons (Age 8-17)

  • Mondays: September 12 – October 17, 2022
  • Wednesdays: September 14 – October 19, 2022
  • Fridays: September 16 – October 21, 2022
  • Saturdays:  September 17 – October 22, 2022
  • Mondays: October 31 – December 12, 2022
  • Wednesdays: November 2 – December 14, 2022
  • Fridays: November 4 – December 16, 2022
  • Saturdays: November 5 – December 17, 2022