Coyote Canyon Ranch

Kristen Buck is a horse trainer specializing in creating a unique balance of responsiveness and relaxation in your horse. Following methods similar to widely known trainers such as Buck Brannaman and Warwick Schiller. Kristen strives to create a healthy relationship between horse and rider. Kristen's training strongly focuses on helping a horse not only be willing and responsive to cues, but being calm and content while doing it.

Born and raised in San Jose, Kristen has been riding and working with horses for 15 years. She attended an equine science program for 2 years, during which time she trained under a local natural horsemanship type trainer and was also part of the management team at a private barn. Kristen also gained experience working with kids and horses during her time as an instructor at a horse back riding summer camp. Kristen's varied background helps her to create a well rounded experience for horse and rider.

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Coyote Canyon Ranch offers private and group horseback riding lessons for children and adults of all levels of riding experience. We embrace and incorporate many teaching techniques, but we are mostly geared toward Natural Horsemanship, putting emphasis on the relationship between horse and rider.  Each private lesson is tailored specifically to the rider.

For beginners, the first half of your lesson will focus on learning techniques to safely control the horse and the basics of saddling and mounting. The second half will be riding time.  For intermediate to advanced riders, please inform us of your current level and what you’d like to improve on.

Riding Lessons

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Private Riding lEsson                                          $75 Per hour

All lessons are by appointment and dependent on weather conditions. Riders must be 7 years of age or older. Please come prepared for your lessons wearing long, comfortable pants and boots or shoes with a heel. Tennis shoes and open-toed shoes are not appropriate for riding. You may bring your own certified riding helmet or borrow one of ours. Bike helmets are unsuitable for riding