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Give the Gift of Horsemanship!

As the only Certified TWHBEA Walking Horse Instructor in the state of MO, my lesson program is growing! All riders are welcome at any level, whether interest is in performance or pleasure horses. Horses are available for lessons. I encourage everyone to come and learn the poise, posture, and confidence it takes to become a great rider. I also use and teach the Certified Horsemanship Association program. Through the CHA program everyone can learn how to be well versed in many disciplines of equestrian sport and then pick the right breed and riding style for you! New riding students of any age or level are always welcome.

2015 RATES:


  • Private 1-hour $60
  • Two or Three people 1-hour $25/pp
  • Horse in training $25 each additional lesson
  • Private riding lesson packages are available to $150 per month of a 4-week month. Each additional lesson will be $35, no carry overs.


  • 30 day training session per horse with board $650 (includes 4 lessons, no carry over)


  • One day, one person $100
  • One day, two people $80/pp
  • One day, three or more $60/pp
  • Two or three day shows prices will vary and will be negotiable. Customers will split all other expenses (i.e. hotel, meals, assistants, etc.)
  • Lease of lesson horse to use at show $100, includes show care, but not hauling, entries or coaching fees.


  • Prices will vary based on fuel costs during the summer $1.50/mile
  • Local shows, 30-mile radius $40/horse
  • All other shows will be billed per mile


  • Full grooming (bathing, clipping, hoof care, braiding) $40
  • Clipping face and ears $25


  • Evaluation of equine $55
  • Will also include expenses, gas and 10% of the sales price or finders fee.


It is the policy of FIND YOUR GAIT STABLES to offer safe, high quality riding lessons. Please feel free to ask questions before the lesson begins or after the lesson has finished. FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL OUR RIDING STUDENTS, IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT ALL CHIKDREN NOT TAKING LESSONS BE UNDER CONSTANT ADULT SUPERVISION.

We require that each student war boots with a 1/2 inch heel or less, along with some type of long pants (jodhpurs or jeans are preferred). Helmets are mandatory! You are also required to purchase the CHA riding level book corresponding with you or your child's level. These can be ordered or you can purchase online at

Riding Lessons are $60 per hour for a private lesson and $25 per person, per hour for a group lesson with three or less students. Each student will be required to take private lessons before beginning with a group. Private lesson packages are available for $150 per month of a 4-week month. Each additional lesson will be $35.

We prefer that lessons be paid in full at the beginning of the month. A time will be set for you and because this space has been reserved for your lesson, payment is required whether you are able to attend or not. We would like to hear from you 24 hours prior to your lesson if you are unable to attend and a re-schedule may be possible.

FIND YOUR GAIT STABLES hopes that riding lessons here are a fun learning experience. We appreciate your business and look forward to getting to know you!

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Emma riding Col's Lady H
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Caroline giving a lesson at Paige's house
It's never to late to learn to ride a horse.
Jim takes his first lesson on Kit.
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Boys take riding lessons too!
ladyladylady pj's hickory
One of our lesson horses, Lady.
Equitation World Champion and awesome show horse, Lady really adds to FYG's barn of horses! Thank you Sophia for this opportunity to exhibit your amazing horse.
World Champion PJ's Hickory
TWHBEA #903690
Bred by Charles Bugg
Shown by Bill Bobo and many others

PJ was owned by Find Your Gait since 2006 and lovingly taught many adults and students to ride. more...