We love our school horses, and so will you!
We treat our lesson horses with the same care and respect shown our fanciest show horses. They have their own individual stalls bedded with shavings, grooms who keep them looking show-ready, and regular visits from the vet for maintenance and medical care. They are fed high-quality hay and receive nutritional supplements daily. Many started their careers as show ponies and horses, and they are available for lease or half-lease.
FWF offers Summer Camp for six week long sessions plus two 2-day sessions for our youngest beginning riders.
Give us a call and schedule a visit to the barn so you can see for yourself what we’re about. We’d be happy to give you a tour and introduce you to our Riding School instructors and our lesson horses.
Ages 7 to 107.
Contact us for more information about our riding school programs or to schedule a visit!
School Horse Profiles
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Ginger has taught kids and small adults for years now! In her previous career she was a gymkanna horse and now Far West is lucky to have Ginger here to teach young kids how to ride!
Marlon is a fun laid back guy! A handsome and so kind everyone loves him! Teaching everyone from their first canter to their first jump and, helping build confidence among many. We are so lucky to have Marlon on our team!
Max is a great pony. He shows young beginner riders many of their first basics but, also so fun for more advanced riders as well. He is an all-around great pony who loves to jump!
Muneco is a handsome grey we have here at Far West. Having taught lessons before coming here he definitely is a great addition to our lesson program. With great changes, willingness and love for jumping he is great for beginners through advanced!
Pitch is the cutest and smallest pony here at the farm! We love him! With all of his cute sassiness and, fluffy mane he is a favorite among many. A prior lesson pony at another farm we here at Far West are lucky his mom lets him live here to teach kids! We love him!
Red has to smoothest canter around! Just like a rocking horse! Red has taught many riders for years at Far West and even showed down in the desert at Thermal in his younger days! Red is a great teacher-everyone’s favorite!
Riley has been coming to Far West each summer for years now! Living in Ojai at a boarding school he comes and helps our program by teaching young riders to become confident effective equestrians! Loves to jump and has a great lead change he competed successfully in his younger days in the hunter and jumper divisions both!
Robbie is so fun! A big guy but, so kind for even the most timid rider. He is also a blast to jump because he will jump anything. All riders love Robbie and look forward for him joining our team over the summers! Coming from Thatcher school this big chestnut loves to jump whenever he can!
Sport has been here for many years! Coming to Far West around 15 years old he is by far our grandpa at the farm. He now gets to retire and hang out and lounge around in the paddocks daily. He has earned his place at the farm for sure with all his hard work over the years! We love him!
Tico a newer addition to the barn has become quite a favorite! Great for beginners but, so fun for the advanced rider to work on higher level skills! Great on the flat and a blast to jump everyone loves Tico!