Safety Rules and Riding Restrictions
Our horses are responsive, and bred for steadiness and
dependability. By using horse sense, following the Rules of the
Trail, and paying attention, most accidents can be avoided. We
are highly capable, experienced and well-trained.
Even with the best training, however, horses can become
frightened by sudden, unexpected movement, a flapping poncho or
a yellow jacket sting. By nature, horses are prey animals, and
their first instinct when badly frightened is to run. They are
also herd animals, with a pecking order, and occasionally bite
or kick to reinforce herd structure. There are no absolute
guarantees that you will never get hurt when you are around
horses. Thatís why, before you ride, we require that you read
and sign our assumption of risk form, and obey the Rules of the
Rules of the Trail
For your safety, and for the well-being of our horses, the
following riding restrictions apply:
Donít make sudden moves around horses. No flapping of rain gear,
No double riding.
No jogging or loping without permission and guidance.
No riding under the influence. No smoking on the trail.
All riders, regardless of age, must demonstrate the ability to
handle their horse independently before being allowed to head
out on the trails.
No cell phones or pagers, please!