The Good Shepherd Ranch, LLC.
~Guaranteed Trail & Driving Horses~
Horse Driving Lessons
Want to feel the magic of real horsepower?
We offer Equine Driving lessons.
~Learn how to drive a horse/Buggy & a Wagon/Team?
~Learn the harness & equipment
~Learn to Harness & hook up.
Come learn a dying art with experienced people, on a big, beautiful farm.
Make a unique & memorable Family experience or vacation together.
Also a wonderful team building experience.
Lessons take place year round.
$85 Per Person/Per Hour
The Good Shepherd School of Driving
The GSR School of Driving is open year round to work with people of all ages who want to learn how to drive horses the first time or who have been driving but want to improve their skills for pleasure, work or commercial businesses. We have plenty of horses here to use for lessons or students may bring their own horses (for additional cost) if they are well trained to drive. No additional charge to use a horse purchased from Good Shepherd. First 2 lessons are free with the purchase of Good Shepherd Horse.
Come make a vacation out of it, bring your entire family! Our 136 acre Farm is full of big, beautiful horses & only 30 minutes from the amazing & super fun Branson, Mo. Treat your family to an experience you will all remember for a lifetime. You will learn to harness, hook & drive horses. Besides the knowledge you will gain, this is a great for team/family building skills. Play with horses at the Farm for a couple hours a day then swing over to Branson for amazing food, great hotels, theme parks, evening shows that are wholesome & super fun for the ENTIRE family!
We offer private lessons or you can sign up for one of our future clinics.
How long does it take to learn how to drive?
That depends on you and your ability to grasp what we have to teach. We suggest at least 10-14 lessons to be comfortable with the basics, but it may take longer depending on what you want to do. Once you understand the different use of the reins (lines) for communication, then the art of driving can begin. There is a lot to learn so schedule as much time as you can. If you can only take a few lessons at a time - you should have all the basics down. Some people can go home and drive a well trained horse after 6 to 7 lessons, but it is like anything else - you just can't learn it all right away. It takes time and practice to be safe and efficient.
You can have a private clinic for yourself or your group. This is for people who want to spend the entire day learning as much as they can about harnessing, hitching and driving horses. This will include lots of hands-on driving experience; how to get a better response from the driven horse; question and answer time; safety considerations; horse types and abilities; the horse's way of thinking and responding; what the horse needs are from the driver.
Make a fun vacation out of it! We are only 30 minutes from the amazingly fun Branson, Mo! There are very affordable & clean motels within 20 minutes and restaurants within 10 minutes. We can take a limited amount of RV's. There is also other RV campgrounds near by.
For a list of recommended hotels please email.
We can be flexible in our class times and dates, so call and talk with us about what schedule works best for you.
The lessons vary with each student. Everyone has different interests and levels of ability so we work with each individual to offer them what they need the most. We will briefly cover harnessing, fitting and adjustments, but we focus mostly on hands-on-driving. We are very flexible in the lessons and we try to accommodate your individual goals and requirements. You may drive a single horse or a well matched pair.
We offer gift certificates! We can make available as many driving hours as you would like to give. Gift certificates are a great idea for:
Mother/Daughter or Father/Son days! Come learn & have a great experience together.
Great for a Husband or Wife as a surprise gift.
We usually have a variety of horses to drive including draft horses (Clydesdales, Belgians, Percherons, etc.....) , cross breeds, light horses and ponies. If you have a well trained horse, you may bring them for your lessons (for additional cost). No additional fee will be required if driving with a horse purchased from GSR.
PLEASE CALL 520-990-2041 OR EMAIL [email protected]
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Good Sheperd is an amazing and enjoyable business to get involved with. You couldn’t ask for any better teachers
I would recommend Good Shepherd Ranch any day of the week and twice on Sunday. Not only great instructors but if your looking for a horse, they are the go to folks.
Edward Wills - GE Carriage