Frequently Asked Questions

Do you board?
Boarding is available on a limited case by case basis. For serious inquiries, call Chad at (972) 839-2721 for more details.

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 trail rides and 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 sixteen 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 (972) 530-1124 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 at 972-809-9843.

Capricorn Equestrian

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

For more than 30 years Capricorn Equestrian has offered horseback riding lessons for beginners to advanced riders.

We are a full service training and learning facility located on 80 acres, serving the communities in and near Sachse, Wylie, Plano, and North Dallas, just 15 minutes east of North Central Expressway off the President George Bush Turnpike (190). Our facilities feature a 36,000 sq. ft. barn complete with a 20,000 sq. ft indoor arena as well as two lighted outdoor arenas.

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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