Riding For Kids

Learn About Horses and Horseback Riding

Don’t know much about horses? No problem! Time To Ride is here to help you find a local riding facility that will introduce your child to horses and horse care through a series of lessons at a Time To Ride Program Facility.

To be designated as a Time To Ride facility, both the barn and staff have to meet a stringent set of requirements and follow a curriculum designed to teach kids responsibility, patience, perseverance, and how to set and achieve goals, all while learning basic horse care and horseback riding.

As with any new activity, the best experience is an informed experience. That’s why we’ve created some helpful information for newcomers.

Looking For Horseback Riding Lessons?

Time To Ride facilities work with local schools, youth organizations and homeschool groups to offer a set of beginner group lessons for kids new to horses. Use our TTR Lesson Facility Map or check with your child’s school or youth organizations such as Boy and Girl Scouts, YMCA and faith-based groups to see if there’s a Time To Ride lesson barn in your area.

If you can’t locate a Time To Ride barn in your area and still want to check out riding lessons for your child, please visit Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) or United States Pony Clubs (USPC) to find an instructor or riding center.


From trail riding to jumping, reining to dressage and so much more, there’s almost no end to the fun you can have on a horse.



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