• Attention Young Riders (of all ages...)!

    At Hardwood Creek Farm in Hugo, MN, we work with young riders at all skill levels from beginning riders to riders training for regional and national competition. At our horse farm, you'll find a community of horse enthusiasts of every age. Our youth group offers riders a valuable opportunity to meet each other, work together on the Horsemastership Achievement Program (run by the American Morgan Horse Association), learn horse care, judging skills, and practice ridership skills with fun activities including barrel racing and horse soccer.

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Young Riders

Attention Young Riders (of all ages...)!

At Hardwood Creek Farm in Hugo, MN, we work with young riders at all skill levels from beginning riders to riders training for regional and national competition. At our horse farm, you'll find a community of horse enthusiasts of every age. Our youth group offers riders a valuable opportunity to meet each other, work together on the Horsemastership Achievement Program (run by the American Morgan Horse Association), learn horse care, judging skills, and practice ridership skills with fun activities including barrel racing and horse soccer.

The Hardwood Creek Youth Group is open to all of the young riders taking lessons and meets every month. Check our calendar for the next meeting - we hope to see you there!

There are several basic skills every rider has to learn, including:

  • Tacking your horse
  • Leading your horse
  • Addressing the reins
  • Diagonals
  • Reverse
  • Posting
  • Round the world
  • Cantering

Our Riding Instructors work on all of these skills and give you some of our tips and tricks that will help you work with - not against! - your horse.