Frequently Asked Questions

From what age can children go on horse rides?

To ensure the safest and most enjoyable experience for everyone, we offer horseback rides for children over six years old.

Do I need to have horse riding experience to make the most of this?

Not at all! We cater to all levels of experience, working with well trained trail horses, who are responsive and reactive and love to ride the trails themselves!

What clothes are best to wear for a horseback ride?

We advise for people to wear long trousers and long sleeves, with a comfortable shoe with good grip. This is to protect against the sun, and from the brush and scrub that we go through on the trails.

Should we bring food and water?

For the longer horseback rides, it is advised that you should bring a packed lunch and snacks. Water can be provided and stowed in a saddle bag on a horse. There are plenty of choices to dine in Mancos, just a few miles away from the ranch.

Do we come across water on the trail?

Depending on the ride that you are doing, you have the chance to ride through the Dolores river Canyon, Hermosa Creek or come across any number of streams and rivulets as you canter through the aspens and pine forests of the high country.

Are the trails dangerous?

Some of our trails offer a more adventurous experience than others, however we assess people’s experience and comfort levels and tailor the ride to the individuals, to ensure that the most enjoyment is had by all!

Are there any restrictions about who can enjoy a horse back ride?

We do our utmost to ensure that everyone who comes to our ranch has the best experience possible. For this reason, we ask visitors their height and weight and experience level so that we can pick a horse for them and equip it correctly to ensure they are comfortable.