Our goal at Taylor River Farm is to provide an education for the equine enthusiast. Our lesson services program is based upon the principle of safety first. So come and enjoy with peace of mind while we teach you horsemanship as well as riding skills in our beautiful, state of the art, heated facility. We offer year round instruction for beginners through advanced riders in Hunt Seat, Saddle Seat and Western. Our students typically are four years of age and older when they start. However, we do have riders that are as young as three years of age.
Whether you’re interested in becoming a serious show ring competitor or simply wish to enjoy casual riding and instruction in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere, you are welcome in our lesson program. Our qualified instructors and hand picked horses will help you succeed in meeting your goals whatever they may be.
There is much more to true horsemanship than simply riding. With this in mind, students are required to learn how to properly groom and tack up their lesson horse. It is a good way to become familiar and therefore comfortable with the horse while you are learning the basics in horse care. This is solely an introductory lesson. In every subsequent lesson the student is advised to come early and to prepare the horse so they can start their lesson at the scheduled time. Parents are encouraged to observe and help their children. And if necessary, our instructors are more than happy to assist whenever needed.
All riders, but especially the novice rider will take a series of private lessons first. Each lesson is ½ hour in length and is taught individually to ensure full attention and supervision of the rider. During these lessons, the student will be taught basic skills in communication with the horse. When the rider has accomplished certain goals, he/she may advance to a group lesson. As with all sports, the more frequently you ride, the faster you will advance.
Group lessons are ½ hour in length and will be comprised of 2 to 5 riders. Students will actually receive approximately 25 minutes of instructional time. Warming up and cooling down for horse and rider requires a few minutes at the beginning and end of each lesson. Students will be placed in groups according to age and ability. There will be several different times during the week available for the age appropriate lessons. You also have the option of riding indoors or outside depending on weather conditions.
Taylor River takes pride in providing all of our clients with a myriad of ways to expand his or her horse knowledge and enjoyment. To this end, we offer many different types of activities for children and adults.
Kristin Logan: Instructor/Manager
Kristin has been a long time Morgan and Saddlebred exhibitor. She has over 25 years of riding experience. She is a member of AMHA, USEF, NEMHA and NHH&T.
Kristin has been instructing at Taylor River since its beginning in 2004. She has taught students who have never touched a horse before, and overseen their progress to the point of being show ring champions. She has also assisted in the instruction and training of numerous World Champions, including hunt seat equitation and pleasure, and saddleseat equitation and pleasure.
Kristin’s dedication to both her students and her horses is well known thoughout the industry. Her attention to detail and self-motivation has helped Taylor River become one of the top Morgan farms in the country.
To set-up your first lesson please email: