- Horseback Riding Lessons, Trail Rides, and More! -

Equine Kingdom - Head instructor Sally Cochran
Sally Amanda Cochran
Head Instructor

 ▪ American Riding Instructors Association (ARIA) Certified Instructor for:
       - Level 2 Hunt Seat on the Flat
       - Recreational Riding
 ▪ Professional Association of Therapeutic   Horsemanship Certified Instructor (PATH)
 ▪ 8 years independent instructor
 ▪ 15 years horseback riding & competition
 ▪ Associate's degree in Business Admin
 ▪ Associate's degree in Logistics
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3809 SE School Rd, Greensboro, NC 27406 <click here for directions>

Sally Cochran


Equine Kingdom offers various services to the equestrian community through the form of horseback riding lessons.

Children and adults will learn to:
  • Ride correctly
  • Groom a horse
  • Feed/care for a horse
  • saddle/bridle a horse
  • ride on trails
  • show a horse
  • and much, much more!
You'll learn to groom your horse, put on a saddle and bridle quickly and efficiently, mount and dismount your horse, turn your horse correctly, walk, trot, and canter, jump small jumps, maneuver a course of poles, judge distances, and much, much more!

$30 half hour group lesson
$60 one hour group lesson

Lessons are for ALL riding time, any extra time you spend at the barn is at NO EXTRA COST.

We Do Not Currently Offer Private Lessons

Call us at (336) 517-7971 to sign up for lessons!

There is a $25 applicable fee for missing a lesson without calling
, unless it's a life-or-death emergency (then I promise I'll understand), due at the next lesson taken. Instructor reserves the right to cancel or reschedule lessons due to horse problems, injury, or weather up until 30 minutes before the lesson. Lessons are not taught in extreme heat (over 100 degrees) or in extreme cold (under 35 degrees), nor in very rainy/stormy conditions that could prove dangerous to the horses or riders.

 Note* During the summer, lessons will be taught from 8:00am to 10:00am, then from 6:00pm to 8:30pm, because of heat.

Take Horseback Riding Lessons
Horseback riding lessons are a fantastic way to have fun and learn at the same time! Great for all ages, accepting riders age 4 and up, any time during the day! Make my schedule work for you!

Trail Riding Packages
A unique horse experience for absolutely anyone! Learn to control and bond with your horse, and spend a relaxing hour carousing through woods and on a scenic tour of the property on horseback!

Birthday Parties
Your kids will have a blast with our pony/horse parties! They will want to come back to ride again and again! It's the perfect place to introduce your little ones to horseback riding! Our horses are well maintained; all rides are hand led, making the rides as safe and fun as possible. Riding, games, crafts, goodie bags, contests, and more! Cake and drinks not provided. For up to 10 children.
Summer Camps
What could be more fun than spending and entire week of mornings learning how to ride and care for a horse? With games, lots of riding time, horse care, and activities, your child will be thrilled to get to spend a whole week with horses! Many weeks available - call now! Space is limited! Reserve your spot early! Horseback riding increases self-confidence, discipline, self-control, and perseverance, as well as developing balance and coordination. And if all this weren't enough, it's fun, rewarding, relaxing, and educational!

Homeschool Horsemanship
This new program is designed specifically with the 4-18 year old homeschooler in mind! Sally Cochran was homeschooled her entire life, and so she knows exactly what it's like she's been there, done that! This program will introduce your children to the joy of horses and riding. We will teach your children the basics of all around horsemanship, including safety around horses, grooming/brushing techniques, handling the horses safely, nutrition/feeding, health and first aid, and basic equine anatomy.

Sample Riding Lesson
To see what learning to ride with Equine Kingdom is like, take a look at this sample riding lesson. It walks you through the steps, tells you what will be done, and what all you will learn, plus will keep you wanting to come back for more!

Riding Lesson Plans
For the beginning riding instructor, these plans can be useful in times of crisis - can't figure out what you're going to teach? Print out one of these plans and you're all set! There are programs for any and all levels of riders in here, from beginner to advanced.

Student Riding Levels
A convenient chart to help you determine your level of riding ability, or for riding instructors to determine where their students are or need to be in their riding program.

Becoming a Riding Instructor
It's not as easy as it sounds...there's a lot that goes into pursuing a dream like this! This is a place where you can get the scoop on what exactly it takes, what you need, and what you have to do to get started and actually make it in this line of work.

Riding Lesson Games
Ever feel like your lessons are getting boring? Want to spice things up a bit and break up the monotony? Here are 15 games to help you out, ranging from easy games for beginners and children to more difficult games for adults and advanced riders!

Riding Lessons for Adults
Lessons for adults obviously have to be a bit more in-depth and intuitive than for children. Here is some insight on what it takes to teach an adult, versus teaching children.

Riding Lessons for Children
Teaching children to ride is one of the most enjoyable things in life! To watch them do their best, laugh, and succeed is beyond explanation. Here is a look at how to teach children, what's involved, and the concerns involved.

Riding Lesson Journals
I try to keep journals of my students' progress as they advance their learning - here are the steps several of them have taken.

Tips for Choosing a Riding Instructor
Not every riding instructor is a good one. Some are only out for selfish gain, and some are very difficult to please. Check out this article to see what you could be missing, or to make sure you make a wise choice.

Riding Instruction Books
Books for the riding instructor - whether starting out or if you've already been teaching for 50 years, these books can add variety and fun to your lessons. Use them to teach your students every aspect of skill you possibly can - and maybe even find a better way to articulate your explanations.

Waivers/Releases for Riding Instruction
Sample forms to use for your business - adapt them as necessary for your business, to protect yourself from legal harm.

Riding Instruction Articles
Articles for riding instructors, on every subject you could possibly want to know!

Tips For Beginners
For beginning riders, horses can be intimidating. Articles and various tips here should help such riders become more comfortable as they learn what they're getting into, and how to be around horses safely.

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If you do not hear from me either by phone or email, consider your lesson still on! If you call and cancel, that's fine too ' but if it's raining and you don't show up, and I'm out there teaching, you will owe me for the lesson. If it's raining, snowy, or other adverse weather conditions are present, lessons will be taught indoors in the barn, with things that students would not normally learn during the course of the lesson program. Please remember that everything having to do with horses is important and the groundwork/barn work is not necessarily less important than riding.