Riding Lessons for Adults and Children
The Flying G Ranch is a full service equestrian center, offering riding lessons, trail riding, and full service boarding. We have approximately 30 school horses available for lessons, and a 22 stall barn with indoor and outdoor riding arenas. We also have some of the best trail riding in eastern Oklahoma.
The Flying G Ranch offers an unparalleled riding lesson experience!
Horsemanship skills, team work, and fun are the most important factors in all our lessons. Experienced instructors use only positive methods with students and each student is allowed to progress at their own rate, you will find no pressure here! Our school horses are trustworthy and kind so every rider can have a great ride. To keep learning fun lessons include lots of instructed riding time plus games, barrel races, pole bending, and the always popular trail rides. Instead of hours riding in circles our riders enjoy a variety of activities designed to increase their horsemanship skills, build camaraderie, and instill a love of horses and riding. Riders of all skill levels, ages 6 years and older are welcome. Students can ride western or English.
Lessons are held in all weather in one of our three riding locations, the large outdoor arena, our indoor arena, or on our miles and miles of trails. Always popular are our Half/Half lessons with 30 minutes of arena time and a 30 minute trail ride.
All lessons are two hours long, with a minimum of 1 hour of time in the saddle. Students learn safe ground handling skills while they enjoy grooming their mounts before each ride. Students learn how to properly tack up a horse and how to properly cool off and untack their mounts when the lesson is over.
Lessons cost: $35 per lesson (group).
* New riders must make a reservation 24 hours in advance. *
* Please call or email us to make a reservation. *
Lessons are held year round. Please call us for the current lesson schedule.
We operate under the Oklahoma Livestock Activities Liability Limitations Act. To view the particulars of this act, please follow this link. Please note: all riders must wear helmets (can be provided); must wear boots or shoes with a heel, and appropriate clothing for the weather; double-riding is not permitted; and we cannot accomodate pregnant riders.
Situated on a 2000 acre working cattle ranch in the beautiful rolling hills of northeast Oklahoma, the Flying G Ranch Equestrian Center offers some of the best trail riding you will find.
We offer group trail rides for small and large groups on the picturesque
trails of the ranch. Trail rides offer 1 hour time in the saddle
featuring large open pastures (cattle included!), on winding wooded
trails (wildlife sighting common), up and down hills, and through creeks
and streams. Keep your eyes open, you might just spot our Clydesdales,
Texas long horn cattle, deer, turkeys, and a variety of smaller native
birds including indigo buntings, orioles, egrets, and a variety of hawks.
Our trail rides are challenging, but suitable for beginners, and our
trail horses are well trained and make riding fun. Bring your camera,
the vistas are fantastic and the views of the Tulsa skyline like none
you have ever seen. Trial rides are scheduled year round.
The basic trail ride package includes 1 hour of time in the saddle, horses
are tacked up and ready for your arrival. For those who enjoy a little
extra horse time we welcome your help untacking, grooming, and treating
the horses when we are done riding. Please wear weather appropriate
clothing, shoes with a heel (boots preferred), we can provide helmets.
Reservations are required for trail rides, so please contact us, to make your reservation.
Trail Rides are $35 per rider.
A view of the barn, the indoor arena, and the round pen.
Give your horse the “good life” by living year round at that Flying G Ranch. Situated in the rolling hills of Sand Springs, near the Arkansas River, the flying G Ranch offers horse boarding on the 2000 acre ranch. Horses enjoy access to acres and acres of turnout including the pastures, woods, creeks and ponds that dot the property. Our varied terrain and large open pasture makes for strong minds and bodies. Horses at the Flying G receive the very best in boarding care.
The Flying G Ranch is a functional cattle ranch so there is lots of activity on the ranch. Horses are not only checked over during feedings but the level of activity on the ranch allow us to monitor the horses throughout the day. The family lives on the ranch and the proprietor's house is adjacent to the horse pasture and barn area allowing even greater monitoring of the horses activities.
The outdoor riding arena.
While the horses enjoy life on the ranch, you will enjoy our outstanding riding amenities. All boarders have access to our large outdoor arena (with excellent sand footing), our enclosed, well lit, indoor arena (also sand footing), and our solid walled and safe round pen. Don't like to be fenced in? Enjoy our miles and miles of well maintained trails. From easy short trails to long trails that will test you, and your horses, trail riding skills, the trails at the Flying G are legendary.
All horse boarding includes:
- Up to 3 pounds twice daily of a 12% protein sweet feed
- Unlimited turn out and grazing.
- 3 riding arenas (outdoor, indoor, and round pen)
- Flying G Ranch trails
- Indoor grooming stalls
- Indoor wash stall with hot/cold water
- Trailer parking
- Holding for farrier (if you use the ranch farrier)
- Hay: The flying G Ranch grows it's own grass hay to ensure horses receive only high quality hay.
One of the many pastures.
Level 1 Horse Board: $300 monthly, 24 hour turn out.
- Grain: up to 3 pounds (morning and evening) of a 12% protein sweet feed.
- Hay: In winter, unlimited access to multiple round bales of high quality grass hay grown on the ranch. In summer unlimited access to pasture.
- Horses are brought inside morning and evening to eat in box stalls or individual paddocks.
- We will hold for farrier if you use the ranch farrier on scheduled days.
- We will hold for annual vet care, provided it is scheduled on ranch health care days (normally spring).
Horses boarded on 24 hour turn out are allowed free access the the large horse pasture, and the smaller associated pastures 24 hours a day. Horses are all brought inside the barn twice daily for morning and evening feedings. All horses are fed individually, in box stalls, to make sure every horse gets to eat in peace. This allows us two chances each day to check over each horses condition. During the winter months horses on 24 hour turn out have access to unlimited hay, provide in multiple round bales in addition to the two grain feedings per day.
Level 2 Horse Board: $400; turn out, plus stall.
- 12 x 12 box stall (with mats) plus paddock
- 1 tack locker (holds two saddles plus bridles and etc)
- Grain: up to 3 pounds twice daily of a 12% protein sweet feed.
- Hay: up to 2 pads of our ranch grown grass hay every evening (unless the horse is scheduled for turnout).
- Horses are turned out during the day, and borught in at night.
- We will hold for the farrier if you use the ranch farrier on ranch days.
- We will hold for annual vet care provided it occurs on regularly scheduled vet care days (normally spring).
For those who desire it, stall boarding is available in our safe, spacious, modern barn. Our large (12 x 12), fully matted, box stalls open into spacious paddocks (12 x 50). Each box stall comes with a tack locker that hold two saddles and a bridle rack.
Please contact Arron to arrange for boarding. You will need to complete the Release Form and the Horse Boarding Agreement Form, and send them to: Flying G Ranch, P.O. Box 364, Sand Springs, Oklahoma, 74063.