Galloping with Guidance western riding lessons will teach you how to handle a horse on the ground and under saddle. Have fun while learning how to communicate with and control your horse.

Want to learn how to ride or build a better relationship with your horse? We offer basic riding lessons – as well as specific lessons like barrels, poles, and gymkhanas – specializing in working with children and helping adults grow their passion for riding. We’ll take things at your pace – teaching you things step-by-step and ensuring your success. Our lessons are not tense or confusing as we want you to feel comfortable with our team and your experience. Become a confident rider in no time!


Here's what you'll learn when you train at Galloping with Guidance:

  • Safety

  • Balance

  • Control

  • Collection

  • Leads

  • Diagonals

  • Bareback

  • Emergency Dismounts

  • Smooth Transitions

  • Leg Pressures

  • Controlling a horse w/o reigns

  • Barrels

  • Training


Below are testimonials from riders who have trained at Galloping with Guidance.

My Daughter is 15 and has trained with Madison for many months now. From day 1 I could see that Madison has the natural understanding of how people respond best to coaching. Lots of positive reinforcement, but also a great balance of assertiveness to make sure horse and rider work together to get it right! Great horses, great instruction and a super safe, clean environment!
— Kelly

Madison has been wonderful with my children Dylan and Kailie. Dylan and Kailie have been taking lessons for a year now, starting when they were 5 and 7. She has the patience that young kids need when learning to ride. They have a ton of fun with Madison and have learned a tremendous amount over the last year. All the kids I have met at Madison’s have a tremendous amount of trust in her and that allows them to become better and better riders. Thanks Madison for doing such a great job!
— Lisa Kilpatrick

Learning about Madison has truly been a blessing. We can’t express how impressed we are with what all Madison has taught our daughter-not just showing up and getting on a horse to ride…instead learning how to be a true “horse-girl” grooming, tacking, riding, washing , feeding, and learning the breeds just to name a few-True responsibility! Not only is Madison a great instructor, but also a role-model for our daughter. We look forward to many more lessons :) THANK YOU Madison-keep doing what you’re doing!
— Jeff & Jamie Daniels

My daughter’s passion of horses came at a young age; which has blossomed under Madison’s instruction. Madison has a variety of horses that allow students to understand and experience the true love of horsemanship. Madison is patient, kind and loves to assist her students reach their highest potential. She also creates a fun learning environment too. Ava tells her friends, “When I grow up, I want to be like Madison; teach kids to ride horses”. We plan to be long term students until Madison goes to college.
— Angela Bernhardt