For our thrill seekers we've added the Trotting program. You receive the demonstration and time in the ring. Plus, the rider demonstrates his/her trotting and cantering skills before going on the trail. If needed, training is given on how to ride the trot/canter.
The trail encompasses the majestic Combination trail going through the upper and lower open fields, and pastures at a trot, canter or whatever you can sustain. We don't guarantee you can get your horse to trot and sustain it. That skill is dependent upon you.
Safety and Training
Plan an extra 45 - 60 minutes, in addition to your trail time, for the safety and training program. You are shown how the horses have been trained, some about safety as well as horse personality. Then you are given an opportunity to try your horse out in the ring.
There is no extra charge for it.
Safety programs start at 10 am, 1 pm and 3:30 pm Summers, 11 am and 2 pm Spring and Fall, and 1 pm in the Winter.
Your rate is based on the trail and not time. The charge is per person. Trail times are approximate. It is hard to "Push Button" a horse to be exact and it depends on your group, how many pictures you take, etc.
Maximum weight for the Trot/Canter is 220 lbs. Guests must also be experienced... riding at least once a week, be comfortable at the trot or canter. has at least 50 hours on a horse outside the ring per year, and can get a horse to stop that doesn't want to stop or get a horse to walk that doesn't want to walk on.