Riding Lessons

About Centered Riding

Centered Riding is an innovative way of expressing the classical principles of riding, using body awareness, centering, and imagery. Centered Riding encompasses all seats and styles of riding. It teaches a language that allows clearer communication between horse, rider, and instructor. Centered Riding was developed by Sally Swift, author of the best-selling book and videotapes, and is now taught by Centered Riding Instructors around the world.

Centered Riding is based on a knowledge of human and horse anatomy, balance, movement, and on understanding how the mind affects the body and how both affect the horse. It uses centering and grounding techniques from the oriental martial arts, along with body awareness, mental imagery and sports psychology. Through increasing body awareness, inhibiting old patterns, and replacing them with a more balanced, free, and coordinated use of self, both horse and rider can move more freely and comfortably, and develop their best performance.

Beginner and Intermediate Riding Lessons

We offer beginner and intermediate riding lessons with a certified instructor that are tailored to the individual’s needs and goals.  We teach basic through advanced horsemanship skills including safety and care or the horse and centered riding skills for proper riding position. Whether you are interested in learning to ride, returning to riding after many years, or want to improve your riding skills, we can help.  We will provide a fun environment with well trained safe horses. 

 We offer instruction in English, Western, and Trail Riding. Lessons are open to individuals of all ages and are taught year round.  We have an indoor riding ring with state of the art dustless footing, an outdoor riding ring, and acres to ride out on and explore trails.

Lesson Prices

Private Hour                     $68

Private Half Hour             $40        

*Semi private lessons are available

Discount available with pre-paid package of lessons

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Equine Tranquility Wellness Center, Inc.
Mailing Address: 1180 Ringwood Ave, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442
Barn Address:  Equine Tranquility Farm, 134 Airport Rd., Andover, NJ 07821
Ph: (201) 970-3400
Fax: 973-839-6337