Raven Hill Farms Riding Lessons
We offer Dressage, Hunter/Jumper, Desensitization, and Side Saddle lessons from a variety of trainers. You can choose from several different packages or single lessons from beginner through experienced and advanced riders. Our clients range in age from 3 years old to 80! For a consultation and farm visit please call Deirdre at 845-987-6965 to see how Raven Hill Farms can help meet all your training and riding needs.
Raven Hill Farms also provides top visiting trainers throughout the year either by appointment or in clinics.
Please fill out our Registration and Liability Waiver prior to your visit.
Benefits of Horseback Riding
Dr. Alison Stout, D.O. says horseback riding lessons offer the following health benefits:
Core Strength: “Horseback riding is an isometric exercise, which means it uses specific muscles to stay in certain positions, in this case, keeping balanced on the horse,” Dr. Stout explains. “As a result, postural strength becomes very important in horseback riding.”
Balance and Coordination: “Staying balanced becomes more challenging the faster and more quickly the horse moves,” she says. Cantering or galloping and jumping, for example, are much more difficult than a simple jog or trot. The rider must develop coordination skills to move the body with the horse in order to help the horse stay balanced.