"My 13 year old daughter has taken lessons with Ali for close to 2 years now. What an amazing experience it has been. My daughter has grown not only as a rider, she has gained confidence, patience and she is a happier teen. I highly recommend Ali and Liberty Reins for kids and adults! You will learn so much more than how to ride." 🐴❤️

Individual/Group Lessons

 

Horseback riding lessons are a great way to develop so much more than riding skills. Liberty Reins owner, Allison, is a former 15-year school teacher and brings her experience from the classroom into the arena. She has a lifetime of horse experience to share with all of her students and is certified as an Equine Specialist through a global organization called Eagala. 

 

We strive to have each student have an experience that is very unique to him/her and their individual needs and goals. Careful thought is put into helping each rider progress in their riding skills, but also in other areas such as confidence, assertiveness, independence, and leadership. Most people that have spent time with horses will testify to their ability to help us grow in ways that were never part of the original goal.  

 

Lessons will include all aspects of riding from fetching the horse to putting the horse away and all steps in between. The ultimate goal is for the student to gain independence in the skills necessary to safely handle and ride any horse, not just the lesson horse they with which they work.  

Groups can be created by the clients themselves or we can try and place you in a group. Friend groups or sibling groups are the most common. Due to the fact that we work with a lot of beginners here at Liberty Reins, LLC, individual instruction is important for safety of both horse and rider and all groups will need to be approved by the owner. 

Our lessons fall into the following categories, each with different pricing (see below). If you are unsure where you would fit, please don't hesitate to reach out and ask, we are happy to discuss this with you. 

Billing: Billing is done on a monthly basis and payments are due on the 1st of each month. There is a seven day grace period after which there is a $20 late payment charge. If it becomes necessary to miss your regular spot, a reasonable effort must be made to reschedule the missed lesson. If we are not able to find a mutual time, then the missed lesson can be credited to the next month but must be discussed with the owner to confirm. Please note that rescheduling sometimes means joining another lesson for the make-up but the difference in cost will not be credited back. That being said, if there are extenuating circumstances we are happy to discuss reasonable accommodations. 

Newbie Beginner - $60 (60 min instruction/60 min horse time)

This would describe clients that are new to our program AND new to riding. Newbie beginners will start by receiving instruction on basic skills such as haltering, grooming, and general ground work. This group is distinguised from Beginner Private or Semi-Private in that clients have little to no experience and/or are not yet familiar with our horses and routines. 

Beginner Private - $40 (30 min) or $60 (60 min)

This group encompasses many of our clients. These clients have some expeirence, but are not yet able to fetch a horse and tack them up on their own. These lessons are one on one and can be 30 minutes or 60 minutes. 

Beginner Group - $50 (60 min instruction/60 min horse time)

This group includes beginners that still need help fetching their horse and tacking up, but are independent enough that they can operate in a small group (no more than 3). 

Independent Private - Short $50 (30 min instruction/60 min horse time) Long $60 (60 min instruction/60 min horse time)

This group includes clients that are able to fetch their horse and tack up properly on their own. They are familiar with our routines and do not need oversight while getting ready. Instruction time for this group will be 30 minutes, but horse time will be 60 minutes. Independent clients can also still book a 60 min instruction time if desired. 

Independent Group - Short $40 (30 min instruction/60 min horse time) Long $60 (60 min instruction/90 min horse time) 

These groups consist of all clients that are able to fetch their horse and tack up properly on their own. Group size will mostly likely be 3 or 4 depending on the group. 

All visitors to the barn must fill out a release form for the Barn and for Liberty Reins. Click on the names to fill out the forms online. 

 

 Lesson Schedule: Tues - Sat

*additional morning spots are also available on a case-by-case basis so please ask!

Tuesday

11 - 12:  (any)

1:30 - 2:30: (any)

2:30 - 3:30: (any)

3:30 - 4:30: (any)

4:30 - 5:30: (any)

5:30 - 6:30: (any)

Wednesday

11 - 12:  (any)

1:30 - 2:30: (any)

2:30 - 3:30: (any)

3:30 - 4:30: (any)

4:30 - 5:30: (any)

5:30 - 6:30: (any)

Thursday

11 - 12:  (any)

1:30 - 2:30: (any)

2:30 - 3:30: (any)

3:30 - 4:30: (any)

4:30 - 5:30: (any)

5:30 - 6:30: (any)

Friday

11 - 12:  (any)

1:30 - 2:30: (any)

2:30 - 3:30: (any)

3:30 - 4:30: (any)

4:30 - 5:30: (any)

5:30 - 6:30: (any)

Saturday

9 - 10: (any)

9:30 - 10:30: (tack/warm-up w/assistant; instruction from  10:00 - 10:30)

10:00 - 11:00: (tack/warm-up w/assistant; instruction from 10:30 - 11:00)

10:30 - 11:30: (tack/warm-up w/assistant; instruction from 11:00 - 11:30) 

11:00 - 12:00: (tack/warm-up w/assistant; instruction from 11:30 - 12:00)

11:30 - 12:30: (tack/warm-up w/assistant; instruction from 12:00 - 12:30)

12:00 - 1:00: (tack/warm-up w/assistant; instruction from 12:30 - 1:00)

1:00 - 2:00: Private Lesson

Current Lesson Openings*

One-Time Openings: Call to book one of these spots!

Regular Repeating Spots:

Tuesday 1:30 - 2:30 weekly

Tuesday 2:30 - 3:30 weekly

Tuesday 3:30 - 4:30 every other week

Wednesday 1:30 - 2:30 weekly 

Wednesday 2:30 - 3:30 weekly

Thursday 5:30 - 6:30 every other week 

Friday 1:30 - 2:30 weekly 

Friday 2:30 - 3:30 weekly

*lesson openings can change daily. Please call (708-567-6497) or e-mail to confirm open spots.

 
Birthday Rides

 

The horses we use are beginner friendly and we plan for assistants to join us based on group size and experience level of riders. 

 

Pricing: 

 

Horses - $50.00/hr./horse 

Helpers - $15.00/hr. (no more than 2 kids/helper) 

 

Minis - $50.00 for 30 minutes with the minis. Includes an autographed picture of Pyxis the Unicorn.

"Pony" Rides

 

"Pony rides," are for individuals or groups that wish to ride horses just one time as a fun experience without needing to go on vacation to do so. No experience is necessary, but scheduling can be tricky so be sure to try and book in advance for your best chance at getting a spot for your ride. 

 

The horses we use are beginner friendly and we plan for assistants to join us based on group size and experience level of riders. 

 

Pricing: 

 

Individual - $60.00/hr. 

2 Riders - $100.00/hr. 

3 Riders - $150/hr. 

 

4+ Riders ask for quote as it often requires additional help. 

Trail/Group/Family Rides
Prices vary, call for a quote (708) 567-6497

 

Suburban Trail Ride - Take a nice ride through the middle of suburbia!

  • One of our most popular offerings, our suburban trail ride allows for a minimal time commitment and also allows for potentially larger groups since we do not have to trailer horses anywhere. 

  • Ride includes segments along a street and around the property.

  • Experience includes participating in grooming and tacking up the horses.

  • Includes short instructional time so each rider can guide their own horses on the ride (with assistance as needed).

Day Trip

  • Day-long commitment for a 2-hour trail ride at various locations. Actual length of the day trip depends on destination for the ride (beach or state parks).

  • Cost:  Varies depending on location of trip. Call or e-mail for details.*

  • Minimum of one lesson prior to trip for instructor to evaluate riding abilities and determine if a trail ride is safe.

  • We'll explore different trails in Oregon at State Parks or the beach.

  • Minors must have a parent or legal guardian sign our consent form.

Family Rides - typically 1-hour but can be expanded for more teaching

  • Family rides allow for families to ride together.  This experience is very unique to each individual family.

  • Maximum number of people depends on availability of my helpers and horses. 

*Prices are dependent on number of riders and experience level of the rider, and location of ride.