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Lesson Programs

The expert in anything..

was once a beginner

Our lessons are designed to give you the confidence and knowledge you need to ride safely and responsibly. You will not only learn the fundamentals of riding disciplines, but also how to care for and build a relationship with your horse partner. Working with horses has been shown to improve self-esteem, emotional awareness, patience, and problem-solving abilities.

We have lessons for all ages and ability levels, whether you're looking for your first horse experience or want to get back in the saddle!


☼ Lesson Waitlist ☼

All of our 2023 Western and English Lesson Programs are currently full!

Our waitlist currently has more than 30 students. We will not know when the next time slot will become available because our private lesson plans and schedules are tailored around the student's abilities and goals.  The wait may be long!


We recommend trying a One-Time Youth Lessons or a Private Horseback Ride before asking to go on the waitlist to see if our ranch and horses are a good fit for you!

All of our lessons are private

We believe that one-on-one lessons help our students to connect more successfully with their horse partner and instructor. However, if you'd like to bring a learning partner, we can arrange private group lessons for up to two students at once.


Western Lessons

Our Western lessons are designed for those who want to begin their equine journey or just get back in the saddle. We'll cover the fundamentals of horse care and safety, riding, barrel patterns, pole bending, and horsemanship.

The owner of the ranch offers an advanced Western lesson for those that want to become a confident trail partner with these gentle giants. The most important thing is to relax, breath, and enjoy yourself!

Western Lessons available:

  • Western Riding Basics

  • Barrel and Pole Basics

  • Natural Horsemanship

  • Trail Confidence  (advanced)


English Lessons

Our English lessons are for all experience levels. These lessons focus on balanced riding in the shallow English seat, proper use of hand and leg cues, and most importantly having fun!  Students will have a lot of opportunity to move further into English discipline as they learn the basics. 

English lessons are taught by the owner of Eye for Equine, Miss Holly! 💜

English Lessons available:

  • English Riding Basics

  • Jumping Basics

  • Showmanship

I love Rise and Ride! The staff is the best! The atmosphere is always fun and light hearted. My daughter and I take lessons and Liz and Holly are excellent teachers and role models for people learning to be better equestrians. They always have something going on at their ranch so I highly recommend booking a ride or a lesson today!!


Meet the Teachers

Our Facility

Our private ranch is nestled on 40 acres of wooded land 30 minutes from West Michigan's lakeshore. We're surrounded by 800+ acres of state game land, and the Silver Creek horseman's campground and equestrian trails are just a short trot away.

We are a completely outdoor facility. Our lessons are held outside in all safe weather conditions throughout the year. We have both a round pen and a 80 x 60 arena. We are currently constructing a 100 x 120 outdoor arena, which should be completed by the end of summer 2023.



Under the Michigan Equine Activity Liability Act, an equine professional is not liable for any injury to or death of a participant in an equine activity resulting from an inherent risk of the equine activity (PA 351 of 1994).

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