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Horseback Rides


Small, private rides for a..

Personal horse

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

Age Policy

  • Ages 2-3 (walker required) must ride double up with an adult and be led by a walker. Combined weight must be under 250lbs, and both riders must fit in a 17" saddle.

  • Ages 4-6 (walker required) ride on their own horse led by a walker.

  • Ages 7+ ride on their own horse.  You can request a walker if you'd like extra help 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.

Weight Policy

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! ☺︎

Helmet Policy

We strongly recommend all riders wear ASTM/SEI-certified helmets for their safety. We advise you bring your own fitted helmet. If needed, we have certified helmets available in various sizes.

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 Rates 

  • $30 per rider

  • $60 per double up (ages 2-3 riding with adult - walker included)

One Hour Ride Rates

  • $40 per rider

  • $70 per double up (ages 2-3 riding with an adult - walker included)

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

It's "wet season" in Michigan! 🐴💦💦 Expect rides to be a little more of a challenge as you navigate through the water and mud spots on the trails!

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 gently with your right hand towards your hip.

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

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

  • Do not squeeze your legs together while riding as this asks the horse to trot.  

  • To slow down or 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. 

  • When your horse does what you ask (or you just plain love them), give them a pet or scratch on their withers and say "Good horse!" 😊 This can also help to increase your bond with them.


Please Be Kind

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

Tip Your Guide

Enjoy your ride? Kiss your horse and tip the guide! ..but don't mix up the two 😉
Our guides work hard to make your ride safe and enjoyable. 
Let them know you appreciate it!


We strongly recommend all riders wear ASTM/SEI-certified helmets for their safety. We advice you bring your own fitted helmet. If needed, we have certified helmets available in various sizes.

Beginners Welcomed

 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.

Appointment Only

All of our experiences must be booked in advanced.  Our calendar fills quickly, so be sure to plan ahead!


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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