Learn more about riding lessons, which can help you learn to ride a horse, what is involved in lessons, and more with these articles from Horse Illustrated and Young Rider magazines. Finding the right horseback riding instructor is a critical part of becoming a good rider. You want an instructor that teaches well, that you click with, that communicates well, and that is professional and organized. In addition, there are red flags to look out for as well when looking for a riding instructor. There are a lot of things to consider: like the instructor's certification level and teaching experience, costs of lessons and what is included, insurance that they carry, their barn rules and level of professionalism, how safe they run their program and meet industry standards, etc.