Lessons at Chestnut Farms are designed to educate students in the art of communicating with their horse through proper use of seat, legs and hands. 

We strive to help owners with gaited breeds best understand their horse’s movement, and what can be done to promote their best gait. Also, it is important for all students to gain and enhance their knowledge so they can  ride safely and confidently, in a co-operative manner with their horse.

For anyone interested in becoming a horse owner, but not sure where to start, lessons are the best answer! You can develop your knowledge, and confidence
in a supervised setting before jumping headfirst into the responsibility of horse ownership. For the beginner, everything from grooming, tacking up, basic riding, and post lesson care is taught. The importance of proper ground control and horse manners is stressed. In addition, students learn the basics about general health, farrier care, and tack selection.

More advanced students are challenged according to their experience, and their comfort level. It is important that your goals are achieved while also developing, or improving your ability to communicate clearly with your horse. A happy owner means a well cared for horse. It is a win-win situation!

Lessons are typically arranged on an hourly basis. However, if you are traveling from a greater distance half day lessons, or even full day mini-clinics can be arranged. The best advice is to call and discuss your individual situation to see what would work best.

Prior to the first lesson all participants fill out a brief questionnaire and waiver. Participants are encouraged to bring their own horse, however Chestnut Farms can provide a lesson horse based on availability.

For more information please contact:


Jeanne at 612-669-9673