Horsemanship lessons and clinic

Group or Private Lessons

Chism Trail Ranch also provides private or group lessons by appointment. Our knowledgeable staff can offer you a personalized lesson for your riding goals and skill level. We take any level of rider 6 years and older.

Lesson rates

 Private lesson per hour= $45+tax  More than 1 person semi-private group lesson for 1 hour= $40 per person+tax

Lessons by appoinment

Lessons by appointment only. When calling for an appointment, please include your current riding level and your riding goals so that we can match you to the best instructor for your needs. Thank you!

Natural Horsemanship group lessons

Our groups are small so we can spend more time with each one of our clients. Lessons welcome children and adults ages 6 and up. Instructors for any level of riding from beginner, intermediate to advanced riders. Our Lessons are based on the individual needs of the clients and their horse. Here at the Ranch you will learn Natural horsemanship riding.

No more pulling on the horse’s mouth and yanking them here and there. We teach you the proper seat and leg cues, which helps you stay properly in the saddle and have more control. You will feel more comfortable and so will your horse. The more you know the safer and more comfortable you are.

8 week session

This opportunity allows you to ride once a week on our ranch horses with others, while having fun and learning new skills that will take you to the next level. 


Horsemanship clinic

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

Chism Trail Ranch

n1198 Liberty Road, Merrill, Wisconsin 54452, United States

(715) 432-7444

Horsemanship clinics: 8-week session

Time: 5pm-7pm. Cost: $350. Tuesdays sessions: Aug 28,Sept 4,11,18,25,Oct 2,9,16,

Horsemanship clinics: 8-week session

Time: 5pm-7pm. Cost: $350. Thursday Sessions Sept 13,27, Oct 4,11,18,25, Nov 1, 8.

Summer horsemenship clinics/Camp

Learn basic skills

 You will be taught safety and responsibility for your horse on grooming, trimming, bathing, feeding, saddling etc  along with being in the saddle six hours a day!

We have small groups and teach all levels

 Ages vary from 6 and up.  Level of riding skills also varies from beginner, intermediate to advanced riders.   Our camps are small so we can spend more time with each one of our campers. (Camp size is 10-15 campers)  



1/2 days are Monday - Thursday, 9 am-12 pm cost is $375  

 Day Camp Monday- Thursday 9 am-5:30 pm cost is $550    

Overnight Camps are Sunday 7 pm - Thursday 5:30 pm. cost is $650 

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