Youth Western Riding Lessons 

At Red Horse Training we teach traditional western lessons for all levels of riders. From ranch lessons to barrel racing lessons, we are excited to help make your cowboy's or cowgirl's dreams come true! 

Here are some frequently asked questions - 


1. At what age do you start kids in lessons?

We start kids as young as 4 years old - we have special ponies and saddles to help your young child start learning balance and confidence in the saddle and around horses. 

2. What kinds of  Western lessons do you teach? 

We offer Rodeo & Speed Lessons - Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Goat Tying, Roping, Break away, and Rodeo Queen Preparation. 

We also offer Western Pleasure, Reining, Ranch, Horsemanship, and AQHA events 

3. Do you provide lesson horses & tack?


Yes. We have 15 show quality horses and ponies available for lessons, showing, and leasing.  We provide everything, including helmets. 

4. There are many options for lessons - which is best for my child? 


We recommend  booking an evaluation lesson first. During this hour long lesson your child will learn how to brush, saddle, and feel comfortable working on the ground with the horse or pony. Then we will evaluate your child's riding level. If this is the student's first time on a horse, they will learn the basics of walking, steering, and trotting. 

We will then make a recommendation on a lesson plan that fits your child's goals.  

6. What should my child wear and bring to lessons?

Long pants (jeans preferred), Western riding boots or boots with a small heel, and riding helmet (no bike helmets). We have lesson helmets that your child can borrow.

7. Does my child have to participate in horse shows?

We are a no pressure to show barn but believe kids learn confidence and responsibility in the show ring. For kids that don't enjoy traditional sports- showing horses offers many benefits for college resumes and scholarships in the future. 

If your child wants to show, we provide the horses and tack as well as develop a plan for your him/her to succeed in the ring. 


We show Kentucky High School Rodeo, SIJRA, Little Britches Rodeo, American Quarter Horse, American Ranch Horse, IBRA

8. How do I book a lesson?

To book a lesson simply check our online scheduling program to find a lesson that fits with your schedule.   


Lesson Preparation


Riders are expected to arrive 15 minutes before their first lesson.

Please come dressed appropriately.

  • Boots with heels are required

  • Jeans are recommended

  • You must wear a helmet while riding


If you do not have a helmet, we will provide one for you. .

All students must sign a release form prior to the first lesson.


If under 18, the student must have a parent or legal guardian sign as well.