Midweek Riding Lessons

Tuesdays And Wednesdays

We offer mid-week riding lessons to homeschool families who are close enough to drive over for the day.  Sessions are two hours long and focus on horse care in addition to riding instruction.  Kids 7+ are welcome to participate, our 2017/2018 pricing is $40 per rider.

Beginners - 9:30
Intermediate/advanced - 11:30


School Field Trips


Outdoor Exploration is for everyone

We offer mid-week custom field trips for kids of all ages.  We'll teach them about sustainable ranching practices while they interact with and practice caring for our animals.  And yes, this does involve scooping poop (a daily ranch task that many of us enjoy).  We have a variety of horses, cows, goats, chickens, sheep, ducks and rabbits.  

The kids can also enjoy a hayride, fossil hunting, seasonal creek exploration, or hiking.  

Terms and Pricing for the 2017/2018 calendar year

Barn Animals
The kids can meet and interact with all of our barn and farm animals, the experience will be hands-on and interactive.
Pricing - $1/kid/hour (total time on the ranch)

Barn Animals + Horses
In addition to a hands-on experience with the barn animals the kids can take turns riding ponies and horses.  The kids won't be learning to ride but they will be led around the arena and will get to experience being on horseback.
Pricing - $2/kid/hour (total time on the ranch)

Groups of approximately 20-60 participants are welcome, parent helpers are greatly appreciated.  We only offer a total of 14 field trips per year, September through March.

We love the Borlands and their ranch. Michelle’s teaching is exceptional and our daughter has learned the entire aspect of caring for a horse plus learning how to ride. This has been so valuable. In addition, they generously share their property while you are there and you get a small experience of living on a ranch. Tim and Michelle are Godly and giving people. We are so blessed to know them.
— Esther
My family and I look forward to coming to the ranch every month for our horseback riding lessons. Even though my youngest & I don’t ride, we truly enjoy the ranch experience while we are there. Every month we are surprised with something new like sweet ducklings in the barn, velvety bunnies hopping in their stall, gentle goats freely walking by, and the beautiful horses we get to see up close while watching big brother & sister trotting in the arena. Michelle & Tim are hospitable and knowledgeable giving my city kids & I a rich understanding of what life on the ranch is like.
— Melissa
Horse riding lessons at the ranch is an absolute highlight for our family! We are very grateful for this life enriching experience and skill that our children are exposed to! Our time on the ranch is an irreplaceable opportunity to enjoy nature on horseback with very special people. Our children love horse riding lessons with Michelle and her team. They are truly outstanding and unsurpassed in their expertise! We appreciate how they match each child with the perfect horse for his/her skill level. The lessons also gives each child a chance to gain comprehensive knowledge of how to care for and treat horses. We will be forever thankful for this invaluable experience!
— Thania