Private Beginner Riding Lessons

Riding lessons are one-on-one-on-one: one student, one instructor, one horse. Lessons take place at the stable where we board in Bridge City, Louisiana, approximately five miles from New Orleans' city limits.We specialize in making first-timers feel comfortable and safe. Lessons progress at the individual student's pace. Gaited lessons are taught by Robbi, using both Percy and Marlon.  

We offer "horse sense" lessons which cover safety, grooming, tacking up, and a pony ride. These lessons are available to students of all ages.

We also offer beginner riding lessons that include "horse sense" as well as learning to lunge, mount, direct rein, neck rein, use leg and verbal aids and the emergency stop, and develop an independent seat. Students will learn to ride the walk, flat-footed walk, running walk, foxtrot, and canter. All riding takes place in the safety of the round pen until students graduate to the rodeo arena. These lessons are available to riders age 6 and up, including adults. Hand-led "pony rides" are available to those under 6.

Please review our Safety Rules prior to arrival. All students must wear full-length pants and boots or other closed-toed shoes with a heel. Lessons take place on a working cattle ranch, so there are no amenities such as vending machines, cold water, wifi, or restrooms. That's right, cowpokes, there are no restrooms on site.

If you're interested in horses but not sure if you really want to take lessons, consider coming out to the ranch for a one-hour hand-led pony ride at the same price as a riding lesson. Meet the horse and instructor, enjoy a pony ride, take pictures, then decide if you want to take a lesson.

Those who want to be cowgirls and cowboys are advised to check out our Western lessons section.

Those interested in dressage and jumping, please click on our English lessons page.

Prices: $40/lesson or $160 for five 


If you have questions or would like to book a lesson, please use the contact form below, e-mail us at percywalker@goodhorse-llc.com, or call us at 504-931-3166. We will get back to you ASAP. Once we've scheduled a lesson, just use the paypal menu on the home page to pay and confirm.