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Private Horseback Experiences

Horseback Ride Details

  • By Appointment Only: All of our rides are private and must be booked in advance. We don't group you in with other people. During the time you book, it's just you, the people you bring, and a guide. 

  • Please Be Kind: Our horses are rescues! ❤️ Please be gentle and kind as they have graciously allowed us to ride them. 

  • Beginners are Welcome: Our horses are very gentle and our guides are focused on the safety of your group.  We match you with the right horse based on your riding experience.

  • Age: Ages 2-3 can double in the saddle with an adult (size depending).  Ages 4-6 ride on their own horse with a walker. If you are booking ages 2-3, we may call you for more details to ensure a comfortable ride.

  • Weight Limit: For your safety and the well-being of our horses, the weight limit is 280 lbs. Please click here for further details and explanation of our weight policy.

  • Helmets: Helmets are always recommended.  Bring your own or rent one of our sanitized, ASTM/SEI certified equine helmets on site.

  • Gratuity: Tips for your guides are not included. It is not required, however, our guides work very hard to make your horseback riding experience safe and enjoyable. Please consider letting them know that you appreciate it! ❤️

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Please feel free to call if you have any questions! 😊 We'd love to chat!

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Private Horseback Rides

Helmets Recommended

Ages 2 and up - max group of 8

Explore quiet, woodland trails all year round on our guided horseback rides. These walk only rides are the perfect experience for first timers and horse hobbyists that want to connect with their horses in a private setting. We also have walkers available upon request to walk with you and your group on the trails to help as needed.  

Need to know ✅

  • We ride rain, snow or shine!

  • Helmets are recommended.

  • These are walk only rides. No trotting, cantering or galloping.

Monday thru Friday Rates

  • $30 per rider - half hour

  • $38 per rider - one hour

Saturday and Sunday Rates

  • $30 per rider - half hour

  • $40 per rider - one hour

Please make sure you have read and understood our rules and guidelines before you book your ride.

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Private Endurance Rides

Helmets Required

Ages 16 and up - max group of 3

Weather Permitting

Enjoy the west Michigan scenery as we walk, trot and canter down sandy paths and wooded trails.  These fast paced, guided rides are available for experienced riders only.

 

NOTICE: We love having fun and connecting with people on these rides! However, our horses' well-being will ALWAYS come first. Before the endurance ride, we asses the riders' abilities on their horses at all gaits. Riders who are bouncing, slapping, swaying, and other similar patterns will only be allowed to ride at a walk in order to prevent our horses from being hurt.

Need to know ✅

  • Helmets are required.

  • Closed-toe, heeled shoes are required.

  • Full length pants are required.

  • These rides have a weight limit of 200lbs. 

  • You will need to pass the rider assessment before the ride.

  • Saddle bags will be available to carry water and other small items.

Please make sure you have read and understood our rules and guidelines before you book your experience.

Endurance Rides are closed for the season.  Check out our regular private rides instead! 

Basics of Riding

The most important thing when riding is to relax.  Just like people, every horse is different.  Learn about your horse and their personality as you ride. 

  • Hold the rein in each hand.

  • Keep a loose rein when riding on the trails.

  • To turn right, pull with your right hand towards your hip.

  • To turn left, pull with your left hand towards your hip.

  • To get the horse moving, nudge their belly with your heels.

  • To stop the horse, pull back on the reins gently towards your hips and say "Whoa." When the horse is stopped, don't keep pulling back on the reins because that will cause them to back up. 

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Warning

Under the Michigan Equine Activity Liability Act, an equine professional is not liable for any injury to or death of a participant in an equine activity resulting from an inherent risk of the equine activity (PA 351 of 1994).

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