342 Canady Road -  Parkton - North Carolina - 28371 

North Star Stables


Riding lessons are customized to a riders individual needs. Our instructors are courteous and attentive. They will talk to you about your goals and expectations and help you progress your riding skills. Horseback riding is an enjoyable activity but it's important to have proper riding lessons as it can be dangerous. If you haven't ridden a horse before, beginner horseback riding lessons will give you the confidence in your abilities.  There are many things to consider safety wise and it is best to have an experienced rider teach you. When you make the decision to take on horseback riding you no doubt immediately envision yourself riding a horse at a full gallop, but as the saying goes you must learn to walk before you can run. Whether you are a brand new rider, casual rider or goal oriented rider, we have a program for you. Our lessons are for riders age 4 to adult. Prices include the use of one of our wonderful horses, saddle and equipment. Lessons may be canceled (or rescheduled) due to high temperatures, heavy rain and/or heavy wind – riders will be notified the morning of the ride if it is going to be canceled. Riders are not financially responsible for the ride in the event the ride is canceled by North Star Stables.


It's very important to wear proper horseback riding attire when you are riding for your safety. A few things you should know about how to dress when taking horseback riding lessons. Never wear open toe shoes around a horse because the horse may accidently step on your toes, very painful. Your shoes, preferably boots, need to have a heel to prevent your foot from sliding through the stirrup and getting caught. When horseback riding western style, jeans are a good choice; however, when horseback riding english style stretch pants are a better – this is simply because of how the saddle is made. Your shirt should not be oversized and should be tucked in to avoid getting caught on the saddle (particularly with the western style saddle) when mounting and dismounting. Your hair should either be short or secured to avoid getting in your eyes. The horseback riding instructor will no doubt have you were a helmet during your lessons. You may also want to purchase horseback riding gloves, either leather or cloth. Horseback riding gloves prevent the reins from slipping out of your hands if they are sweaty. Horseback riding is a very enjoyable experience, but make sure you follow the instructors advice so it remains a safe experience as well and someday your dream of riding off into the sunset will come true. Horseback riding lessons are well worth the investment to ensure your horseback riding experience is all it can be.