What kind of rider are you?
You will need to tell us your riding ability at the time you book your trip. In loose definitions, riders can be classified in three categories: beginner, intermediate and experienced. We welcome all levels of riders.
Since safety is our first goal, we need to make sure that our guests ride on the horse or mule we think is best for you. A beginner trail ride will stay at the speed of a walk. Intermediate and experienced riders may be able to trot or canter if the guides determine that riders have full control of their equines.
If you request an advanced trail ride, and consider yourself an experienced equestrian, we will assume that you have either taken extensive lessons in your lifetime and/or have owned your own horse.
If you are a beginner or intermediate rider, we cannot guarantee that you will be allowed to ride your equine faster than a walk on your first trail ride with us. You can request private lesson time in our arena and on the trail to help you learn riding skills on an accelerated level.
Quite often we have visiting groups that have varied riding skills. We can generally accommodate these groups by splitting into smaller pairings of skilled and unskilled riders during the trail ride. Every trail ride is unique depending on the mix of riders, horses and terrain. We try to customize our trips to accommodate those variables so that riders have a safe yet fun adventure.