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Kat black equine

Learn and connect with horses

Welcome to the wonderful world of horseback riding – a unique sport which combines exercise, the outdoors and a love of horses. 

We offer horse riding lessons to riders of all levels ages 8 and up, and offer horse training at Los Gatos Farms in Los Gatos, centrally located between the Silicon Valley and Santa Cruz off Highway 17.

Basic horse riding skills
Advanced horse riding skills
Independent seat skills
Horse training
Horse handling

Horse riding with compassion

What we offer

Our services

Horse Riding Lessons

In our program we focus on riding safely and having fun, while developing an independent seat, soft, steady hands and a solid lower leg. All of our students move at their own pace.


The Kat Black Equine Training program is currently full with the exception only made in consideration of current students who have their own horses, or have recently purchased their first horse.


Time with horses can be therapeutic, so we wanted to offer something different for people who have no interest in riding but would love to get to know and care for these incredible creatures. 

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Reviews from our clients

My kids love their riding lessons with Katherine. They started three years ago, at 8 years old. Katherine is fantastic with kids. She is confident and takes charge, making my shy kids feel at ease. She shares her deep knowledge about horses, and explains everything with patience and kindness. All around a wonderful person. Highly recommend her for young and old riders alike!

Janine D.

Katherine is phenomenal!! She truly has it ALL. She has the expertise and extensive training along with the compassion and love for both the horses and her students. If you or your child gets the opportunity to work with her you have struck GOLD!! Our son started riding with her just before he turned 8 and he is now nearing 14. We can’t imagine him having a better trainer and importantly neither can he. We can’t say enough positive things about her.

Rebecca M.

I have felt incredibly fortunate to have Katherine work with all three of my horses and myself. She is both diligent and patient with my horses, trying the hardest to understand how the combination of the horses history, personality, breeding, conditioning and conformation works together to affect their current abilities and how she can unlock my horses greater potential. Her approach worked with me in much the same way, helping me to understand why I was doing what I was and how I should work to improve. Katherine is truly a very gifted horsewoman.

Audrey P.

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Welcome to Kat Black Equine

We’re glad that you’re here

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out.

We offer riding lessons to riders of all levels ages 8 and up, and offer horse training at Los Gatos Farms in Los Gatos, both centrally located between Santa Cruz and the Silicon Valley.

Where we offer lessons and training:

Los Gatos Farms

21000 Los Gatos Farms Drive

Los Gatos, CA 95030