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Horseback Trail Rides – Children

Children on Horseback

Horseback quality time with mom
Horseback quality time with mom

* To ride outside the arena, children must be mature and large enough to safely control their horse on the trail — we look at the child’s size, coordination, and attitude on horseback
* We provide helmets for our young riders at no charge, and we strongly encourage parents to helmet their children.
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These two advanced students are working on balance, bare back, returning from a swim in the pond.

* Riding “double” is extremely dangerous, and is not practiced here.
* We do not have hard and fast rules for children by age. We assess the child’s size, coordination and attitude.
* Almost all girls at age 10 are ready to control their 1,000 pound animals.
* Many younger girls may be ready.
* All 12 year old girls ride better than their parents…!
* About half of boys at age 10 are ready.

* Most, but not all 11 and 12 year old boys are ready.
* If you bring children in this age bracket, who are not ready, we will refund your deposit or ride inside the arena, as you prefer.

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Call (970) 224-1222 with questions or to make a reservation.