Our experienced instructors are highly knowledgeable  and  great with children.

At NorCal we offer

NorCal Trail Rides and NorCal Riding Stables have been offering lessons to the public for 15 years now. We have safe and gentle horses. All of our instructors are great teachers and are good with children. We offer lessons to children as young as 4 yrs old and we have adults in their 80’s. It’s never too late to start lessons. Our focus is for you to learn and to have fun while you are learning.

Here’s a sample of some the horsemanship skills to be learned at a lesson.

  • Reading horse body language
  • Safe behavior around horses
  • Grooming
  • Cleaning hoofs
  • Walking a horse safely
  • Feeding
  • Saddling
  • Riding
  • Mounting and dismounting
  • Controlling a horse
  • Riding with their leg
  • Riding with their hands
  • Trotting
  • Cantering

*Private one on one

*Please note our cancellation policy: Lessons  must be canceled or rescheduled 24 hrs prior to scheduled a lesson* if canceled within 24 hours full payment is due.

3000+ kids started here

I brought my Brownie Girl Scout Troop for a two hour lesson on Aprl 22, 2012. They were so very excited and worked very hard selling cookies to earn this adventure. They were definately not disappointed! Alicia and all the other ladies who helped out were amazing with our 7 and 8 year olds! The horses were amazingly well trained and I was so impressed with how they ran the lesson, taught the girls care and maintenance and soothed the fears of the nervous riders. The girls learned so much and had so much fun! They couldn’t stop talking about it on the ride home. As a teacher, I always notice how other people teach children especially in settings outside a classroom. NorCal Trail Rides gets an A++ i my book! Thank you again for an amazing, memorable day! My troop had the time of their lives 🙂

Jennifer Ray

For more information

Call us at (530) 515-8958  or send an email. We are located in Anderson, eight miles south of Redding, right off I5. 

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