Searching for a family-friendly riding stable for your horse-lover?
We provide youth with encouraging riding instruction so your student can
learn, grow and have fun with horses!
What We Teach
Our riding lesson program focuses on safety, learning and fun! We ride primarily in a western saddle but do occasionally work english and bareback riding into lessons. During each lesson, you’ll get to groom, saddle and bridle your horse. Once you are prepared to ride, we’ll help you improve your horsemanship skills with fun and educational riding instruction.
Our goal is for you to have a blast while learning how to safely, confidently and expertly handle horses!
Lesson Fast Facts
“Riding at Square Root Farms has been a really positive experience for my horse-loving daughter. I am amazed at how much she learned over just one summer! Ashley and her employees are great at explaining riding technique and how to care for the horses. Plus they seem to have unlimited patience and encouragement for their students!”
Horse-lovers ages 8-18
No experience necessary!
We love introducing newcomers to the sport.
Our lessons run on a semester based calendar.
We run 3 semesters each year.
SPRING: 4/30 – 6/8/2018
SUMMER: 6/11 – 8/24/2018
Lessons are held in our facilities at:
Square Root Farms
23525 Strehler Road
Corcoran, MN 55357
How to Get Involved
1. Apply: Fill out and submit the easy online application form.
2. Enroll: If we have availability for your age/experience level, we’ll email you information to complete your registration.
3. Orientation: We’ll help you schedule a mandatory orientation class before your lessons begin.
4. Ride: That’s it! We’re so excited to see you at your future riding lessons!
Spring Semester Info 2018
We begin accepting applications for the spring season on March 18th.
The spring application deadline is March 25th.
Spring semester runs from April 30th-June 8th.
This is a total of 6 weeks.
Weekly students = 6 lessons | Bi-weekly students = 3 lessons.
(summer information will be posted in April)
- 6 lessons
- 3 lessons
At this time, we do not give one time lessons. To participate in our riding program you must join for an entire season.
It’s our goal to teach our students the foundations of riding. These foundations can be applied to any discipline later on. The instructor and horses on the farm have a background in performance horse events such as western pleasure, horsemanship, showmanship, equitation, hunter under saddle and trail.
Complete payment for the season upfront is preferred. However, if you are unable to pay upfront, we do offer monthly payment plans. Please contact us to learn more.
We do not have any indoor riding space on the farm and so cannot offer lessons in the winter at this time.
We do all of our riding outdoors, so rain, excessive wind and snow will cause lessons to be cancelled occasionally. If the weather looks like it is going to be an issue, we will contact you to cancel at least 60 minutes prior to your lesson.
If your lesson is cancelled due to the weather, we will do our best to find a time to reschedule. If we are unable to reschedule, the price of that lesson will be refunded.
Due to our full lesson schedule, we typically cannot make-up lessons if you have to miss due to vacation, illness or any other reason excluding weather. If we have space become available, we may be able to occasionally make-up a missed lesson, but it is never guaranteed.
Yes, parents and siblings are welcome to stay and watch the riding portion of the lesson. We have a covered viewing area by the arena where you can sit and observe. We do ask that you refrain from talking to your student during the lesson. If you have other children with you, please keep them under control and away from the arena fence for their safety.
We do not allow parents or siblings to watch the grooming and tacking portion in the barn as there is limited space.
When attending lessons, all students are required to wear:
- Long Pants – jeans or riding breeches work well
- Boots with a heel – western cowgirl/cowboy boots, paddock boots or tall riding boots are all fantastic.
- Helmet – all riders are required to wear helmets during lessons. Having your own helmet that fits you is ideal. However, we do have riding helmets for those that do not have their own. BIKE HELMETS ARE NOT ALLOWED.
About the Instructor
I’m a professional hay stacker, fence mender, manure scooper, hoof picker, riding instructor and horse-lover who enjoys sharing my equestrian passion with others. I am committed to fostering my students’ love for horses while teaching them foundational horse handling and riding skills. I began teaching at the age of 16 and have been investing in in the lives of students ever since. I am excited to see you on the farm!