Our beautiful Riding Trails are open all year-round. Each season offers its own unique beauty to discover!
The Ranch’s Riding Adventure takes you back in time with the flavor of the Old West. Enjoy trail riding and horse drawn wagon & sleigh rides all year long! Our Trail Riding Program starts at age 7. For Junior Wranglers not quite ready for trail riding, we offer our Pony Ride Area, perfectly suited to getting the little ones started. All horse related activities are a part of our all-inclusive vacation package!
Whether you’re an old hand or meeting horses for the very first time, you’re sure to bring home exciting, adventure filled memories that will last a lifetime!
Our experienced riding staff demonstrates daily, all the basic western riding techniques as well as riding safety. All trail rides are supervised by a member of management certified by the renowned Certified Horsemanship Association. Individual attention at the beginning of each trail ride assures that each rider is properly outfitted and starts out on the right foot!
A very nice way to see our magnificent acreage! Perfect for a first timer or an experienced rider that’s a bit rusty.
Walk and trot. The next level in riding, about one third of your time will be trotting. There is definitely a bit more skill needed to be comfortable on this ride.
Walk, trot and canter. For the most experienced rider. The rider needs to have the ability and skill to “communicate” with the horse to get beyond a trot and into the gait of a canter.
For the children under 7 years old. Parents can even lead their kid’s pony if comfortable. Our “ponies” are typically from our retired trail ride string. They have been with us for a very, very long time (some even 25 years!) and now have been rewarded with light duty for the remainder of their lives with us.
Horseback Riding Demonstrations
Still have some riding questions? Not sure about how or where to hold your horse’s reins? Is it heels down or heels up? The riding demonstration will help you understand why we do what we do when riding a horse. You should feel more comfortable after one of these demonstrations. Ask questions, please!
Love Horses, But Don’t Want To Ride?
No worries partner, look what we have to offer!
Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides
Yup, we have the Big Ones! Our massive Percheron draft team driven by one of our experienced teamsters pulls our custom made wagon at a delightful pace through our scenic woods. Perfect get together moment for the entire family!
Tractor-Drawn Wagon Rides
Typically a night event. When the “Big Boys” are sleeping, we still run the hay rides; but with a big, orange colored tractor named Kubota! The hayrides will drop riders off at our campfire, marshmallow roast and sing along. A very fun evening for the entire family.
Want to learn more about the world’s largest saddle horse operation? Did you know our horses eat over 5 tons of hay a week? Curious to guess how much grain they eat? What or who is a “farrier”? And, where does all that manure go? These questions and more are answered by one of our experienced wranglers who will guide you through our huge 115 stall barn.
Horse Shoeing Demonstrations
Think putting shoes on a horse is a lost art? Well guess again; it’s actually a thriving industry! Watch our expert farriers (blacksmith) shoe the horses of the world’s largest guest ranch, right here in our specially designed Blacksmith’s Shop.