Private Riding Lessons
Semi Private Riding Lessons on request
Hestar Ranch is having a weight limit for
riding lessons, the rider shall not weigh more then 160
That includes what the rider is wearing, the cloth,
shoes and helmet, water-bottle etc...
And why this limit?
Because my horses are ponies and they weigh only between 750-850 pounds.
1 hour-rides: the rider shall not be more then 160 pounds. A saddle and other tack will be a additional 20+ pounds, so the
most I let
them carry will be 180 pounds. This means
that the horse has to carry up to 1/4 (25%) of its own weight! ...witch is actually only ok for
a short period of time, like a 1 hour-ride that includes lots of walk, and a
rider that has a very good balance especially in uneven terrain.
2 hour-rides and longer rides: the rider shall not be more then 130
pounds, with tack it will be a 150 pound load for a ca. 750+pound-horse.
The horses shall not carry more then 1/5 (20%) from their own weight.
Especially for longer riding-time (2+ hour-rides) and/or
greater distance or riding more tolt.
And! ... if the horse is fat, that
doesn't count, because the horse will have to carry even more weight!
this helps for your understanding and the question "why...?"
It also is important to consider the rider's weight when buying a Icelandic
I want my horses to be happy and healthy, also in their older days, because I
truly love them.
50 min. lesson for beginners in riding
arena $ 50.-
1 hour lesson for advanced riders on the trails on property $
2 hour trail riding lesson $ 90.-
1/2 day trail rides with picknick in saddlebags
we load up (10 min. drive) and go ride along the Navaho Lake! $150.-
private riding lesson in riding
private 1 hour lesson on property
hour trail ride on property
semi private 2 hour trail
lesson (two students)
1/2 day private trail lesson on Navaho Lake
I also can come to YOUR propery and go ride there with your horses or give
a indoor/outdoor lesson.
or bring your own horse over here, and I will help you to improve riding the gaits and your
I can help you to start your horse with groundwork and under saddle... see
my training videos to start horses.
Prices are subject to change
Melissa comes to the Ranch several times in order to ride and
pick a few horses for their beautiful Ranch.
She decides for Hördur, Hind and Haukur, and then goes with Hördur to the Steinar
Congratulation Melissa, those horses will love you,
and they will have the most beautiful Ranch as their new home!
Falling in love with Haukur
Melissa and Hind get to know about
"stay with me" and how to do the groundwork that helps later with
with Hördur at Steinar Clinik
me going 2-3 times to their Ranch for training/riding Hind and Haukur and start
them on their trails...
Then later in fall, lucky little girl Elja, she will go there
Production of my little Ranch Movie
October and November 2014
Joanna Burns from England is here. She loves horses, likes to
ride and also is into filming!
Therefore we have been working on a little movie for Hestar Ranch with the training of
the younger horses here.
Thank you Joanna the ranch movie is just great and the taining movies will be too...
I enjoyed having you here and work with you... you are a wonderful women and I like you a lot!
Here below are Joanna's movies.