Training & Riding Lessons
Learn how to ride a horse with mountain views on a working Rocky Mountain Ranch. All experience levels welcome.
Horseback riding lessons
WITH MERRILL JOHNSON
"Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become."
Natural Horsemanship Riding Lessons for all ages 4+.
- Private and Group Lessons available
- Pony Rides (ages 2 +12)
"I simply love seeing our little girl learning how to ride horses with Merrill Johnson, and of course Nick the palomino! Merrill is gentle, communicates clearly and keeps our four year olds attention the entire time she is working with Nick. I'm sure most parents would agree that is no small feat! Merrill not only teaches riding lessons but also horse safety and loving care. I highly recommend Merrill Johnson's horseback riding lessons to anyone who is considering giving the gift of loving and riding horses to their child."
- Cholla Nicoll mother of Violet Nicoll
"A year ago I didn’t know where I would land. My 10-year-old daughter and I are so glad we landed in Colorado. Since our arrival in July it has been a whirlwind of change and adaptation. Having left behind family, friends and most of our support system, it was a gift from the Universe to find Merrill and Cedar Ridge. We immediately felt accepted and surrounded by caring people who were interested in who we are and how to best meet my daughters needs in her horsemanship and riding skills. My daughter left behind a horse “best friend” and felt lost without him but in only a few rides began to bond with Nick and make a new horse buddy. Merrill’s animals are loving and willing to bond with their riders, of any age. Cedar Ridge is an open, loving and accepting place. A place set up to provide my girl room to grow within her skills and her self. We could not have asked for a better place to land." - Kelly & Maeve Doubleday