Horse Lessons & Training at HD Ranch



HD Ranch offers lessons for first time riders as well as experience A show riders in a fun filled environment.

Taking riding lessons is a great way for both the competitve and recreational rider to gain knowledge on horsemanship and riding.

Lessons are available for everyone whether you have your own horse or use one of our great school horses. Haul ins are most welcome.

We specialize in hunters, jumpers, equitation and dressage.

Dressage comes from the Old French word “dresser” which means to prepare, to train, to drill. At HD Ranch we train horses on their flatwork as a great foundation for many types of riding whether it be the hunter/jumper, eventing or dressage arena.

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HD Ranch has wonderful training programs for horses of all ages and/or stages of development whether it is starting them under saddle, preparing them for pleasure riding or training them for competition.

We can tailor a program for your horse and you.

Please come and visit the ranch and view the facilities. We would love to show you around, find out exactly what you are looking for, and make a plan according your needs.

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A Few Testimonials...

My daughter and I both take lessons at HD Ranch  and have bought horses that Francie found for us. You can feel confident with Francie by your side when you are looking to purchase a horse near or far.  Both of the horses we bought were out of state and Francie helped with all of the complicated details.   The lesson program at HD ranges from very beginning lessons to competitive programs to take you any where your heart desires. There's is nobody I would trust more than HD Ranch with my child or my horses.
~ Wenda C

I unconditionally recommend HD Ranch and Francie Olson for horse lessons,  boarding,  and horse acquisition.  Francie is a professional riding instructor and brings out her students' utmost potential in a positive,  safe environment.  Absolutely the best equestrian instruction in the four corners area,  the only person I trust to teach my daughter.
~ Lauren L

I cannot say enough good things about the quality of care, attention to details, and true horsemanship you will find at Francie Olson's HD Ranch. Francie not only has built a top-flight facility, but owns that rare kind of horsemanship that we should all strive to achieve. She brings that experience to every interaction with horse and human, whether in a lesson or responding to an unwell horse. I boarded my horse with Francie for 18 months when I had to be out of state, so it is not a stretch to say I trusted her completely. Francie puts the horse first and it shows in everything she does.
~ T.J.

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