Our riding school

Horseback riding School

riding lessons for  EVERYONE!

Want to learn how to ride a horse? Or brush up on your riding skills?

Shelby’s Ranch has thoroughly designed horse riding lessons for absolutely EVERYONE! Yup, we love teaching horse-riding! Why? Because horse-riding is our passion, and we believe that it can be beneficial to everyone, therapeutic even!

Shelby Gatti, owner of Shelby Ranch, supervises all the horse-riding lesson programs, she has been riding horses since the age of 2, competing since the age of 4! She is your in-person, real-life “horse-whisperer”. Shelby Ranch offers lessons to beginner, intermediate or even advanced riders, and to riders of all ages from 2 years old to seniors: it is Shelby’s life vocation to share her love of horse-riding with all !

Children, teen, adult and family horse-riding lessons take place within our relaxed Shelby’s Ranch Riding School indoor arena. Our 1-hour riding lessons take place in the relaxed environment of an indoor arena, with safe, patient, and well-mannered horses. Our devoted wranglers teach the basics of Western horsemanship, from safe ground handling to all-around control riding. We always keep the lessons fun, lessons can also be outdoors on trail or Western performance patterns and games. Find out more about our Children and Teen  Horse Riding School programs and our Adult Horse Riding School programs!

our programs

Children and teens’ Horse-Riding School

Nova Scotia’s best horse-back riding lessons for kids and teens!

Shelby Ranch’s full training program is specially designed for children and teens. The lessons are private, and lead by an experienced wrangler. They are on a one-on-one basis with a safe, gentle and well-trained horse, fostering that ideal bonding experience between your child and the horse.

Besides that wonderfully liberating feeling that only horse-riding can bring, there are many added benefits from learning to ride a horse, namely: enhanced muscle toning and strengthening, increased self-confidence and self-esteem, promotion of independence, increased concentration and patience, and more! That is why we devote so much care to horse-riding lessons: they literally are good for the body and for the soul!

The lessons are 1hour long, during which riders will learn all about the horse itself, how to interact with it, how to communicate instructions to the horse leading up to performing different exercises and patterns of western horsemanship.

Children and teens' horse riding
  • From ages 2 to 16 years

  • Cost:1 hour private lesson $50, 1 hour group lesson $35

  • Duration of the program is adapted to each learner

Adult’s Horse-Riding School

Our horse-riding lessons are one-on-one, and are suited to every learner, so whether you are looking overcome your fear of horses, to learn horseback riding from scratch or brush up on your skills, Shelby’s Ranch has the right lesson program for you!

During our 1hour classes in a relaxed indoor arena environment, our wranglers and well-trained, patient horses will be your accomplices in your progress. We keep our lessons fun and relaxed at all times. You will learn about the horse itself, how to communicate instructions to the horse leading up to performing different exercises and patterns of western horsemanship, and much more!

Whether is becomes a full-fledged hobby, or a relaxing weekend activity, these horse-riding lessons will be the gateway of many fond memories to come!

 Get the very best out of our Adult's horse-riding school in Nova Scotia, while enjoying the beautifully appeasing and natural setting of our Ranch!

  • From ages 16 and up

  • Cost:1 hour private lesson $50, 1 hour group lesson $35

  • Duration of the program is adapted to each learner

 
 

OUR Riding Lessons