HORSEBACK TRAIL RIDING
#1) What is the weight limit for Horseback Trail Riding?
- weight limit is 270 lbs and you must be physically able to dismount
(Please refer to the chart below).
#2) Is there a height requirement?
- No you must be 8 years old to go on the trail.
#3) Can we ride double? Can a child ride with me?
- No, Insurance does not allow double riding.
#4)Can I ride on the trail if I have never ridden before?
- Yes, our horses are prepared and trained for all types of riders.
We also provide EVERYONE safety tips
verbally and in writing!
#5) Should we Tip our Guide?
- Sure, especially if you enjoyed your ride! Your trail guide gladly accepts
tips. THANK YOU!
#6) Are there group rates available?
- Yes, please see the pricing page.
#7) Do you ride Western or English?
- Our trail riding is strictly Western.
#8) What should we wear?
- Jeans and Outdoor foot wear such as work-boots, hiking boots, tennis shoes
Especially during the
summer months, many of our clients ride in shorts which is "ok". However,
absolutely NO sandals, especially flip-flops.
#9) Can we wear a riding helmet on the ride?
- Yes, some riders bring helmets from home, and other's borrow one from us.
We have helmets in ALL sizes available FREE OF CHARGE! Minors must wear a
#10) What if I have a mental or physical
challenged child, can they ride?
- Yes if: they are 8 or older and can
understand and will follow Guide instructions; communicate to Guide if
there's a problem; tightly hold reins; and can keep feet in stirrups.
#11) I'm pregnant, can I ride?
-We are sorry but the answer is no.
#12) Do you charge a "no show" fee?
-Yes but this can be easily avoided!
PLEASE call us as soon as you know you have to cancel OR if you know you
will have less riders than you reserved even if it's the same day as
your reservation. This will not only eliminate a possible "no show" fee
but will also prevent us from turning persons away when we didn't have
to do so.
#13) Any other
-A few: no smoking and
cell phones must be turned off.
#14) I'm afraid I won't be able to get up on the
horse, will someone help me?
-We use a
mounting platform to get everyone on their horse - no problem! However,
unless you have a physical restriction - dismount is from horse to ground.
Don't worry, a Guide will assist you!
#15) Can I make my reservation over the internent?
- No, We will not accept email reservations due to inconsistent web service,
please phone in your reservations.
#16) We would like a photo
of our horse riding experience. What are our options?
- We allow you to take photos during your ride, however you must be able to
attach your camera to your body in some way. If you would like our
assitance if taking your picture we will be happy to do so but ONLY prior to
your ride departing. Once the ride returns we need to divide our attention
between all our guests and will not be available to assist you at that time.
WE NOW HAVE A PHOTO TAKING OPTION AVAILABLE: For $3.00 we will take your
picture and have it printed and ready for you when your ride returns.
Only available on certain days so please ask if you plan on utilizing this
#17 Can I bring my own horse?
Introducing a new horse to a herd is very dangerous because pecking order
has to be established. You can bring your own horse and ride on your own,
but it is too risky to mix your horse in with ours.
Can I bring my own saddle?
Our horses all have fitted saddles, and when we pick your
horse, we choose based on your height and weight. Choosing a horse that is
appropriate to your height and weight that your saddle also happens to fit
is just too complicated and usually translates to a horse with very sore