Mahogany Bay Farm offers a comprehensive lesson program for adults and children of all ages and riding abilities on our horses or yours. We specialize in hunters and hunter seat equitation and focus on instilling an effective yet elegant riding position on the flat and over fences. Our lesson program curriculum focuses on rider position and control of the horse, use of aids, and progressive and challenging flatwork exercises as the foundation for correct and effective riding over fences. Poles and small x-rails are then introduced to strengthen the rider's base of support and help stabilize their arm and hand position while jumping. Learning to monitor their horse's pace and developing eye control to effectively ride a predetermined course is practiced. The curriculum then continues with advanced flatwork and dressage movements that are required in the big equitation classes. Jumping exercises with poles, gymnastics, and courses of varying heights and difficulty are intertwined as well to keep lessons enriching and fun. We also focus on proper horsemanship so riders learn to take care of their horse and tack before and after riding. This comprehensive program creates responsible, confident, and knowledgeable equestrians. We strive to offer a fun, educational, and relaxed atmosphere while helping our riders achieve their equestrian goals. Whether you just want to enhance your skills as a rider, or you want to compete at horse shows, we welcome you to join us as a great place to meet friendly people who share your passion for horses!
Ship-ins are always welcome or we will travel to you! We travel to Southern Maine, Seacoast NH, and the North Shore.
Coaching at horse shows is available! Please check out our Horse Showing page.
- Private 1 hour
- Semi-Private 1 hour
- Groundwork & Riding Lesson 1 hour
- Groundwork & Horse Agility Lesson 1 hour
Applied Rides are for MBF students that can walk/trot/canter. These non-structured rides allow students to practice and apply what they are learning in their lessons while riding with their barn pals! It also gives students the opportunity to dote on their beloved lesson horse a little more! Please talk to Erin if you are interested.
24 Hour Cancellation Policy
Please remember that lessons & training rides must be canceled with a 24-hour notice in order not to be charged for the lesson. Thank you!
Mahogany Bay Farm creates customized training programs to meet your goals and your horse's needs. We ride and train with a kind and patient approach to create confident and happy horses. A soft and balanced flatwork foundation is created to allow for a harmonious partnership with your horse and it shows over fences. We encourage owners to watch, ask lots of questions and be an active participant in their horse's training. We want you and your horse to succeed!
We specialize in training off-the-track Thoroughbreds!