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Riding Lessons / TrainingMN Riding Lessons

  • We offer English, Hunter/Jumper, Dressage, and Western Riding
  • Basics of good equitation
  • Correct horseback riding position
  • Saddling a horse
  • Proper Grooming
  • Hoof care



John Sklarski - Big Creek Horse and Mule
Dedicated to the animals! We believe in working as a team and specialize in training both horse and rider. We use natural horsemanship techniques.
Call 612-231-2970 for more information.


Amber Paulson
Specializes in Western and English lessons for kids and adults ages 5 and up.
Call 952-913-3222 for more information.

Riding Lesson at Dakota Stables


Amanda Verkman
Amanda's first horse, a wild mustang, inspired her to start on a journey to become the best horseman she could possibly be for him. A horse-lover since childhood, she is dedicated to the study of horse behavior, horse psychology, and advanced horsemanship. She has trained and competed in multiple disciplines and has developed a love of cross-training to showcase the versatility of well-rounded horses. She thrives on helping her students learn to build a relationship with horses through respect, trust, understanding and connection and her lesson program operates on a foundation of horsemanship-focused communication between horse and rider. Amanda teaches both Western and English lessons to adults and children ages 7 and up. Call 612-280-2026 to schedule your first lesson or for more information.


Ellen Kealey
Ellen strives to help horses obtain mental and physical relaxation both on the ground and under saddle. Ellen assesses what each individual client needs in order to obtain a better working relationship with their horse. This training method applies to all disciplines and helps promote a better understanding of our horse’s thoughts and behaviors. Call 952-913-3222 for more information.