Lesson Fees

At Painted M Ranch, we believe in tailoring our lesson program to meet the needs of each individual student. Our goal is to first provide you with consistent and understandable foundation work that will allow you to have a safe, resistance-free relationship with your horse- or one of ours. It is our belief that the same initial skills are necessary to be an effective rider and succeed in any discipline. We will teach you how to properly use your body as a means of communication with your horse, so that you begin to understand how to use, and build upon, the foundation we teach. During this time, we will work together with you to develop your horseback riding goals. Then, we will implement a plan to help you move forward toward achieving those goals. We strive to set our students up for long-term success, whether you want to learn how to ride western, English, competitively, or just for fun!

Our lessons range in length from 1/2 hour to 1 hour and will be taught by our professional instructors, Bill Walton. Any time our instructor spends with a student is included in the time of the lesson. It is the instructor’s prerogative to determine the length of each lesson. To encourage the development of rider skills, we offer discounts off published lesson rates when bought in a package of five lessons. The restriction to this plan is that the lessons must be used within five weeks.

We offer semi private lessons (2 students). The length of semi-private lessons is 45 minutes to 1 1/2 hours. It is the instructor's prerogative to determine the length of each lesson and who may participate in such lessons.

For riders who do not have tack or a horse, we will provide tack appropriate to your size and riding preference and a horse appropriate to your riding skills. The exception to Painted M Ranch providing a horse for lessons involves more advanced riding, such as cutting, roping, reining and dressage.

Our instructor’s time is valuable. We also understand that conflicts can occur in your schedule. In the event, however, you fail to provide 24-hour notice of your inability to make a lesson, you will be charged for that lesson

For more info on lessons, call: (913) 856-5001 or email lessons@paintedmranch.com