Frequently Asked Questions

Do you board?
Capricorn Equestrian does not offer boarding.

Do you rent horses?
Capricorn Equestrian only "rents" horses in the sense that you pay to ride when you ride at our facility. We do not allow horses to be hauled to other locations.

I’m not interested in lessons, can I just come out and ride?
Capricorn Equestrian respects that not everyone wants to take lessons. We offer riding parties and can often make arrangements for individuals to come out and ride without lessons. However, all rides at Capricorn are supervised and all riders at Capricorn must sign a waiver and abide by stable rules for safety reasons.

What is the benefit of taking horseback riding lessons?
There’s a lot more to horseback riding than people think. Primarily, lessons help individuals safely ride by teaching them proper posture, guiding and correct use of reins, legs and seat. Horseback riding is a sport that requires both upper and lower body strength, good reflexes and patience. Capricorn lessons are designed to help individuals gain confidence handling and riding horses.

What will I know after the first 5 weeks?
After taking a beginning session, the rider should know how to saddle and bridle a horse. In beginning lessons, riding will consist primarily of walking, trotting, stopping and turning the horse.

How old do you have to be to take lessons?
To ride at Capricorn, individuals must be at least 6 years old. Capricorn does not have a maximum age limit.

Do you take Credit Cards?
Yes, we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

I’ve ridden before, but I want to take lessons. How do I know which class to go in?
Individuals who can saddle and bridle a horse by themselves and who are comfortable riding can usually go into a continuing class. Based on the individual’s riding ability, the instructor will decide if the rider needs to be placed at a different level. Students can also take an orientation class for $50 to better determine placement.

What should I wear for a riding lesson?
Although there is no set dress code, all individuals under the age of eighteen are required to wear a riding helmet.  You can bring your own or we have them available.  Long pants, close-toed shoes preferably with a heel and a casual shirt.  No special riding outfits are needed.

What will my horse be like?
All the horses at Capricorn used for lessons are fully trained to work with beginners through advanced.

Will I get the same horse each lesson? 
Usually, we pair a student and horse at the first lesson and that will be the horse used for that session.  For following sessions, we may switch the horses around to give the student a wider range of comfort in handling different horses.

Do you have private lessons?
Yes, private lessons are available. Call/text (972) 965-4374 for more information.

My question is not listed here, who do I ask?
If you do not see your question listed, please email us or give us a call/text at (972) 965-4374.

Capricorn Equestrian

Located in Nevada Texas, Capricorn is a school of horsemanship offering year-round horseback riding programs including group lessons for adults and children, spring break and summer camps, holiday camps, scout troop clinics, birthday parties, and much more!

For more than 40 years Capricorn Equestrian has offered horseback riding lessons for beginners to advanced riders.

We are a full service training and learning facility located on 10 acres, serving the communities in and near Nevada, Lavon, Farmersville, Rockwall, Wylie, and Sachse. Our facilities feature a 21,000 sq. ft. barn complete with a 15,000 sq. ft indoor arena.

Riding Lessons

To get more information on horseback riding lessons (dates, times, price, etc.), be sure to check the Capricorn Calendar.

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Our students and customers have a great time at Capricorn Equestrian Center. See our photo and video galleries by clicking the links below. 

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