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Riding a horse is an unforgettable experience for both kids and adults. Explore our private woodland ranch throughout Michigan's four seasons. Let our guides lead you on the backs of gentle giants through winding woodland pathways, open grassy areas, and around our peaceful pond. You could spot a deer or two, as well as wild birds, ducks, and turkeys if you're lucky.
These easy-going, guided 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
Ages 2 + up
280lbs weight limit
Max booking of 8
30 or 60 minutes
Walking ride only
Ages 2-3 can double in the saddle with an adult as long as the combined weight is not over 250lbs (walker required).
Ages 4-6 ride on their own horse while led (walker required).
Ages 7+ ride on their own horse. You can ask for a walker if you'd like additional assistance on the trails.
$10 per walker - Our walkers are trained volunteers who know our trails and horses. Only our trained walkers are permitted to walk the trails with the ride. We do not allow the public to walk our trails for everyone's safety.
For your safety and the health and comfort of our horses, we have weight/height combo restrictions for trail rides.
Riders between 151lbs-200lbs must be 5'0" or taller to ride.
Riders between 201lbs-250lbs must be 5'3" or taller to ride.
Riders between 251lbs-280lbs must be 5'5" or taller to ride.
If a rider does not meet the minimum height for their weight, we recommend a Meet & Greet Ride or Carriage Ride for them instead so they can still connect with a horse privately. ♥︎ We really don't like saying no to riders.. but our horse's needs come first and appreciate you understanding this! ☺︎
Our rides are private only! Meaning when you book, it's just you, the guide and the people you bring. We do not mix groups on the same ride! ☺︎
Half Hour Ride Rate
$30 per rider - all days of the week
One Hour Ride Rates
$38 per rider - weekdays
$40 per rider - weekends
Please make sure you have read and understood our rules and guidelines before you book your ride.
Please feel free to text 616 422 8200 if you have any questions! 😊 We'd love to chat!
Basics of Riding
The most important thing to do 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.
Keep your heels down and your toes up in the stirrups.
Do not squeeze your legs together while riding as this asks the horse to trot.
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.
Please Be Kind
Our horses are rescues! Please be gentle and kind as they have graciously allowed us to ride them.
All of our experiences must be booked in advanced. Our calendar fills quickly, so be sure to plan ahead!
Tip Your Guide
Our guides work very hard to make your horse experience safe and enjoyable.
Please consider letting our guides know that you appreciate them!
Helmets are always recommended. Bring your own helmet or rent one of our sanitized, ASTM/SEI certified equine helmets on site.
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.
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).