How old do children need to be for horseback riding?
Children must be a minimum of 7 years old and 50 inches tall to ride on our trail. Please try a wagon or pony ride if you have younger children in your party.
Why can’t my young child ride double on my horse with me?
It is simply a matter of safety. Putting two people on one horse can distribute weight further back on a horse’s back in a way they are not used to, and this can cause behavior problems due to discomfort. It also limits the control the adult rider has over their own horse, which can lead to accidents. Because we care about your child’s safety, we simply cannot allow double riding. Please try a wagon or pony ride if you have younger children in your party.
Why do you have a weight limit?
We have a weight limit to ensure the safety and comfort of both our horses and riders. We do try to take height, proportion and build into consideration, so please call with the height/weight of any riders you are concerned about and we will be glad to discuss your options.
Why do I have to arrive early for my ride?
We ask guests to arrive 15-30 minutes prior to your scheduled ride time so you can fill out your release forms, settle in, and view a demonstration on riding basics before you head out on your ride.
What happens if I am late for my ride?
If you are late for your ride, we will try to catch you up to the group or take you on a later ride if staff/time slots are available, but this CANNOT be guaranteed and we are not obligated to issue a refund if you are late. Please arrive on time. We are not responsible for traffic, getting lost, or any other reason you may be late.
How can I pay?
We accept master, visa, or discover cards. Cash is preferred if paying in person.
Why do you suggest reservations for trail rides?
We suggest reservations so we can take you on a ride with minimal wait time. Walk-ins are accepted only if horses are still available. If you do not want to reserve, please still arrive at least 15-30 minutes before the hour you wish to ride and be understanding if you must wait for a later ride.
What should I wear? Do I need a helmet?
Helmets are required for kids 12 and under only, but are available free of charge to all riders, and are always sanitized between uses. You may also bring a helmet from home if you prefer. Please wear secure shoes, no sandals or flip-flops. Any comfortable, weather appropriate clothing is fine.
I love animals, are your horses treated well?
Our whole staff cares for our horses as if they were our own. They are fed well, and we strive to do all we can to keep them happy and healthy. We couldn’t do it without them!
What if I want a longer ride or I’m more experienced?
Try our sister stable, The Ranch at Pocono Manor. At The Ranch, we have rides available designed for those with more experience, and longer rides up to three hours, with the same quality of horses and staff. Click here for details.