Bell Canyon Riding Academy is designed as a program that builds a solid foundation from the ground up to create well rounded and educated riders and horsemen. Information about the horse’s care, needs and well-being, equipment, and way of going are important parts of understanding how to create a connection with the horses, and we begin teaching those principles on day one. Our goal is not only to teach students how to ride, but to truly understand riding.
Our goal at BCRA is to create a fun, educational environment where the correct principles are taught from the beginning and safety is a top priority. We begin riders in private lessons to build a strong foundation in a one-on-one setting where the instructor can be focused only on that student, preventing bad habits from forming that need to be later undone and retrained. This saves riders frustration down the line and makes for more capable riders more quickly. Private lessons also ensure riders understand all of the new vocabulary, and what muscle groups to use in order to carry out a certain instruction. Once a rider is competent in steering and these basic understandings, they are ready to step into a semi-private or group lesson if desired.
Why Choose BCRA?
In the quiet, home-like setting of the Bell Canyon Equestrian Center there are limited distractions and students can really feel away from the world and concentrate on learning and the horse. Our instructors are chosen for their experience, and trained to teach similarly and in a positive, constructive manner that stresses correct position and effectiveness as a rider as well as an empathy and understanding of the horse. At BCRA we take pride in the riders that we create and the relationships we gain in the process.
Meet Mia, one of our school horses!