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1 student for 1 hr (typical) - $75
2 students for 1 hr (typical) - $135
1 student equine therapy - $100
(completely customizable program tailored toward student needs)
Questions? Want to book a lesson?
Recurring lesson booking is available.
Email Bethany Schalesky
Much of the lesson program funds go to support Wonder Wood Ranch's new TAILS Training program!
Horsemanship Lesson Director
Summer Lesson Instructor and Ranch Photographer
I am always eager to share the joy of horses with others! As a the daredevil of the family, I was always the one encouraging others to have fun and do the scary thing. I have over 12 years of horse experience and have been an instructor for 3 years at Wonder Wood Ranch, I love teaching kids about horses and watching them take the reins and find the fun of horses for themselves.
We believe in well rounded horsemanship knowledge.
Notice we don't call it "horseback riding lessons"?
We teach more than just riding. Horses are complicated creatures, and to create a healthy partnership with our horses we must learn all the facets of our equine buddies.
We cover horse care and handling, riding prep, ground work, horse training, multiple riding disciplines and more. Lessons can be customizable based on your interests!
We believe that through well rounded education, we can have a healthy and safe partnership with our horses.
Summer Horse Camp 2023 (Fully BOOKED)
New Riders Horse Camp is specially designed for campers ages 4 and up who have not taken lessons from us or been to a previous horse camp here at Wonder Wood Ranch, or who feel they need a refresher here at the Ranch. Campers will learn basic horsemanship, leading, grooming, horse care, and riding in both the arena and on the trail. Packed with fun lessons and activities with horses, this week will give campers solid knowledge, experience, and a new love for horses!
Returning Riders Horse Camp is specially designed for campers who have either attended a previous horse camp at Wonder Wood Ranch or have taken, or are taking, lessons here. Campers will learn more advanced horsemanship, barn and horse management, and basic horse training, as well as riding in both the arena and on the trail. This camp is designed for the developing horse person to advance their skills and love for horses.
CAMP ESPERANZA is our special horse camp, partnering with the District Attorney's Victim's Unit of Monterey County as well as other County agencies. This camp by referral only from a partnering agency.
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