Tuesday, April 26, 2016

How old do children have to be to join the trail rides?

Some children are not yet old enough for trail rides. Our insurance requires all trail riders to be 8 years old or older to hit the trails. This rule is a good rule because all of our trail riders must ride the horse independently and be strong and large enough to control the horse on their own. 
However, we do offer riding lessons for children ages 5 and up and tiny tot lessons for those even younger.
We NEVER allow double riding as it is A) dangerous for the child and B) dangerous for the horse. While we often see people doing this with their own children on their own horses, these are experienced riders taking risks with their own deep and well-founded relationships with their children and animals - something that is impossible for public trail riding.