Frequently asked questions
I know nothing about horses. can i still ride?
Absolutely! We have a team of experienced wranglers who are there to maintain the safety of all the horses and riders, while making sure everyone has a great time! They are also happy to answer any questions you may have. If you are headed out on a ride, you'll learn about the horses when you arrive, including how to befriend, care for, and saddle up your new companion. When you're ready, you'll head out on the trails!
What should i wear?
Closed toed shoes are required, long pants and sweatshirts are recommended. Dress in layers! During the summer season you may want to wear bug spray, and sunscreen is always a good idea!
What time should I arrive?
We recommend arriving 15 minutes in advance of your ride time.
Are the ride times exact?
Ride times vary according to the pace of the riders. For safety reasons we ride to the ability of the least experienced rider in the group.
What are your hours of operation?
Hours of operation vary seasonally.
Is there an age requirement for children?
Yes, all children must be 6 years of age to ride on the trail. We do offer pony rides for children under 6 years old. Older children are welcome to enjoy a pony ride as well.
Can my child ride in front of me on a single horse?
No, double riding is dangerous and not permitted for any reason.
What is a Private Ride?
A private ride often provide the opportunity to trot or canter if all riders are safe and secure in the saddle. Your party will have your own trail guide.
What is a Group Ride?
A group ride is a walking only ride where we can add other riders that would like to ride on the same trail.
Is there a weight limit?
We can accommodate most riders. We mount ALL riders from a mounting block and have heavy duty horses that can more comfortably take bigger riders. There may be trail restrictions for heavier riders. Please call and talk to us and we will let you know your options.
Do we get to Gallop?
Typically no, we are not going to gallop. Galloping requires a high level of skill and practice. If you would like to pick up the pace a bit, you can book a private ride. If the guide feels each rider is safe and secure in the saddle, there are opportunities to trot and canter.
What is the average tip for a guide?
Tips are customarily measured much like in a restaurant, however our trail guides (wranglers) are thankful for any tip they receive.