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"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. Additionally, she has taken numerous trainings for the Masterson Method and is currently working towards the Equine Specialist certification. Other training includes numerous Buck Brannaman clinics (both auditing and participaing with a horse), Warwick Schiller member, One Ride Away Challenge with Steve Rother, and more. She takes all her knowledge into each lesson to give a unique lesson experience for each client.

 

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. Students all start by receiving instruction on basic skills that are age and skill-level appropriate. The instuction will cover fetching the horse, grooming, and tacking the horse, ground work, and of course,riding. Additionally, once a quarter (4x/year) we dedicate a lesson where we focus on our relationship with the horse and connection. 

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 instructor. 

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 $25 late payment charge. We use a scheduling program that allows you to see your schedule at any time and make cancellations if absolutely necessary. Makeup lessons are issued if 48 hour notice is given, however, the makeups do expire after 60 days. The program allows you to schedule your own makeup based on lesson spot availability.

Private Lesson 30 min - $50 (Weekly)

These lessons are for younger clients that may not be able to maintain attention for a full 60-minute lesson. Students all start by receiving instruction on basic skills that are age appropriate and in line with each individual child's abilities. The instuction will cover fetching the horse, grooming, and tacking (most of this done by the instructor with help from the child as they are able) the horse as well as riding. 

Private Lesson 60 min - $70 (Weekly)

These lessons are for any clients that are not able to independently fetch and tack up their horse. Students all start by receiving instruction on basic skills that are age and skill appropriate. The instuction will cover fetching the horse, grooming, and tacking the horse, ground work, and of course,riding. Additionally, once a quarter (4x/year) we dedicate a lesson where we focus on our relationship with the horse and connection.

Semi-Private 60 min - $60 (Weekly)

These lessons are for those clients that can do most of the tack-up process themselves, but might need a little help here and there. Semi-private lessons are two people and these could be siblings, but also two clients at about the same level that we group together if both parties agree. These clients usually have some expeirence, but are not yet able to fetch a horse and tack them up on their own. Students all start by receiving instruction on basic skills that are age and skill appropriate. The instuction will cover fetching the horse, grooming, and tacking the horse, ground work, and of course,riding. Additionally, once a quarter (4x/year) we dedicate a lesson where we focus on our relationship with the horse and connection.

Group - $60 (Weekly)

These groups consist of 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. Students all start by receiving instruction on basic skills that are age and skill appropriate. The instuction will cover fetching the horse, grooming, and tacking the horse, ground work, and of course,riding. Additionally, once a quarter (4x/year) we dedicate a lesson where we focus on our relationship with the horse and connection.

Trial/Evaluation/Single Lessons - $75 (private), $65 each semi-private (2)

Trial - for those that want to try things out and not commit to a regular spot

Evaluation - for those that need to see where they fit such as determining if they can qualify for a group

Single - for those that just want to stop in from time to time and take a lesson, but not attend regularly

Every Other Week Lessons* 

Liberty ​Reins offers lessons every other week in the same categories as above, but the pricing is $5 more per lesson. There are two main reasons behind this price difference. First, progress is much slower when clients are only coming every other week. We support those that are not able to commit to weekly lessons so we desire to continue to offer this option. The second reason is that liability insurance increases with more clients and having clients that are every other week potentially doubles our liability insurance cost so the additional charge helps offset that cost as well.

 

*existing clients as of 9/1/2023 are grandfathered in to regular pricing for every other week. 

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

10 - 11: (any)

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

10 - 11: (any)

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

10 - 11: (any)

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*

Regular Repeating Spots:

Tuesday 2:30 - 3:30 every other week

Thursday 1:30 - 2:30 weekly

Friday 1:30 - 2:30 every other week

Friday 2:30 - 3:30 every week

*lesson openings can change daily. Please call or text Ali at (708-567-6497) or e-mail to confirm open spots. Morning spots are also possible that works better for you.

Current Lesson Openings
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 - $70.00/hr. 

2 Riders - $120.00/hr. 

3 Riders - $180/hr. 

 

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

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

 

Group Ride - Take a nice ride around the property!

  • One of our most popular offerings, our group ride allows for a minimal time commitment and also allows for groups of friends to ride together and we stay right on the property. 

  • Ride includes segments along a dead end 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).

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 so tell us your ideal scenario and we'll see what we can do. Safety is always the top priority!

  • 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.

**all riders are required to wear an ASTM approved riding helmet.

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