Our Riding Lesson Horses

Meet The Lesson Horses

Our lesson horses offer a variety of experiences.
Our horses provide opportunities for beginner, intermediate and advanced riders.



The “G-Man” is another very experienced and very versatile lesson horse, doing everything from beginner lessons to helping riders learn to post on their own and ride their first canter. Gaitor, whose registered name is Showtime’s Two To Tango, is a former gaited horse and will still slow gait and rack once in a while!

He’s a bit of a shy guy, but Shiraz is one of the best-trained horses you’ll find. Named Desert’s Terrific Wine on his papers, this guy does patterns with ease and gives riders who are ready to advance a taste of what a real show horse is all about. He truly is like a fine wine that keeps getting better with age. Thanks to owner Gemma Insalaco for allowing us to ride and love Shiraz!




Rambo is one cool dude and fun to ride. He goes by Rambo but his show name is Man About Town and he does a great job “representing” the Morgan breed. Rambo helps riders learn how to make a horse go forward while planning ahead for anything and everything!. Rambo will keep you on your toes!

This American Saddlebred is one of the sweetest horses you will every meet, and he’s perfect for intermediate and advanced riders. Count Fleet, aka K.C., will give you what you ask for, loves to please and even does driving lessons. And when he’s not giving lessons or being shown, he loves to trail ride with his owner. Many thanks to Joe Barnett for letting us use this special horse!

Absolute Courage is one of the newest additions to the Desert Palms lesson horse family. Also owned by Joe Barnett, this American Saddlebred can really set his head and provides intermediate and advanced riders a great opportunity to learn on a horse who only recently finished a successful show career. Thanks, Joe, for adding “Courage” to our lesson horse fleet!