Custom horseback and mule riding in the desert splendor of Professor Valley on beautiful Highway 128. Cross creeks, ride along the Colorado River, enjoy the feel of open range riding.
The Hauer Ranch has been a popular movie destination because of its classic American West landscape. Sandstone formations, towering cliffs, broad vistas and the Colorado River set the stage for the quintessential cowboy movie. Structures on the ranch have been made to look like Old West buildings, with classic board-and-batten materials and boardwalk porches.
Our standard half-day ride has folks in the saddle for two hours. Other time is spent for orientation, paperwork, questions, helmet and saddle fitting. You will be with us for about 3 hours total.
Guests should bring their own water. We provide saddle bags for your belongings, and we do not allow backpacks unless they are personal hydration systems.
Beginners are welcome! Children as young as 5 can join our group rides but they must be able to confidently sit in the saddle by themselves. We do our best to accommodate people with special needs, but we want to be fully informed of any special needs PRIOR TO THE RIDE at the time you make your reservation.
We don’t allow people to ride double. We cannot take guests who weigh more than 235 pounds FULLY DRESSED, due to the physical health and endurance of our horses and mules.
To ensure riders’ safety, our group rides are walking rides only. Trotting and cantering are allowed only on private rides, for persons who have previously learned to ride at faster speeds by virtue of taking extensive lessons or owning their own horse.
We can accommodate groups of more than a dozen if requested, such as for family reunions or company retreats. If people want to guarantee they are in a small group, we urge them to book a private ride. Bear in mind that our group rides during busy times of year, such as spring break and summer, can be quite full. We provide at least one guide for groups up to 8 individuals in size. But for safety issues, when there are groups larger than 8, we have additional wranglers.
Standard price is $90 plus tax per person, for two or more persons.
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