Horseback Riding

COWBOY COOKOUT RIDE      $135 each

**Gratuity not included**

***On Parties of 8 or more, automatic gratuity of 18%

will be added***

 

  A truly unique adventure in Hocking Hills, our Cowboy Cookout Ride is one of the best story making things you can do in Hocking Hills! 

  We saddle up and ride out for about two hours, then head to our "Chuckwagon" in the woods for some complimentary Cowboy grub cooked by our very own Michael Solt, the best cook in the county!  Everything is cooked over an open fire, much in the same ways Cowboys of yesterday and today would do it! 

  After an hour or so of eating, telling tall tales, bad jokes, and a few good one-liners, we mount our fearless steeds and ride off into the woods for another couple hours of incredible trail

*We do our best to accommodate everyone's dietary preferences, so if you are a vegetarian, or have certain allergies, or your meal must be kosher, you must let us know when you book your ride so we can make sure you will be well fed!  

Reservations for Cookout rides MUST be made a minimum of two weeks ahead of time, and all dates are subject to the availability of our Chef!

Due to the high demand for these rides, payment in full is due at time of booking. No exceptions!

***No refunds due to inclement weather.***

*****Prices subject to change.*****

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

 **Age and Weight Restrictions Apply** 

 

*Gratuity not included*
On parties of 8 or more, automatic gratuity of 18% will be added

1 Hour Rides        $45 each

**Gratuity not included**

***On Parties of 8 or more, automatic gratuity of 18%

will be added***

 

Our goal is to provide the most memorable experience for all guests, while ensuring the utmost safety for all riders and our horses.

 

Our one hour rides are great for those who haven't ridden in a long time, or those who have never ridden, or those with younger children.    Before each ride leaves, a brief riding demonstration and quick lesson is given. We do expect everyone to listen to our Wranglers, as their information is key to ensuring you have a great time! Horseback riding is not a spectator sport - you must participate! 

 As your ride moves along the trail, your Wrangler will give you more tips and instructions...such as how to balance yourself when going up and down hills, keeping your horse on the trail so you're not wandering around while he/she looks for a tasty treat to snack on...etc. Participation! A non-refundable $50 deposit (on 1-7 people) ($100+ on 8-20 people)

***No refunds due to inclement weather.***

*****Prices subject to change.*****

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

 **Age and Weight Restrictions Apply** 

*Gratuity not included* On parties of 8 or more, automatic gratuity of 18% will be added

2 Hour Rides      $70 each

 

**Gratuity not included**

***On Parties of 8 or more, automatic gratuity of 18%

will be added***

Our two hour rides are a great time for those with older children, an appetite for adventure, or a desire to just go little bit farther... a little bit longer...  Great ride for individuals, couples, and families!

  Each ride is different, and our Wranglers decide which trails to take based on the comfort level, skill level, and age of their riders.  For instance, we wouldn't take a nervous or little bit scared youngster (or adult!) up or down the super steep hills, nor would we take our more advanced, comfortable riders on the "beginner" hills!  We cater each ride to fit the riders!

  There are times, naturally, where we get a mixture of all types of riders, and we have trails to accommodate everything in between the super steep and the not-so-steep. But this is Hocking Hills, and there is not much flat ground! 

 

                                         

***No refunds due to inclement weather.***

*****Prices subject to change.*****

CLOSED ON MONDAYS

 **Age and Weight Restrictions Apply**

***Gratuity not included***  

 

Large Groups

**Gratuity not included**

***On Parties of 8 or more, automatic gratuity of 18%

will be added***

We can accommodate larger groups, and we really enjoy them!  Large families, big groups of friends, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Eagle Scouts - we'll take all of you!

 

   Many Horse Clubs have come to the ranch with their horses, and have rented our Wranglers and our horses for their loved ones for a combined ride!  Our largest ride to date was 100+ horses, both ours, and privately owned horses, on a fantastic ride!

 

*ADVANCE NOTICE REQUIRED FOR ALL GROUPS OF 10 OR MORE!*

Parties of 8 - 20 people must pay a minimum $200 deposit at time of booking. No exceptions. No refunds.

Parties of 20 or more must pay a minimum $300 deposit at time of booking.  No exceptions. No refunds.

**Age and Weight Restrictions apply**

Reservations are Required. 740-332-RIDE

  Horses are amazing animals!  We love our Appaloosa's very much, and are thrilled to be able to teach others about our passion for all things Equine, while making sure both our horses and our guests are safe.

  For safety reasons, children must be at least 8 years old, and 50" tall to trail ride!  We cannot allow riding double - again, for safety reasons!  We also must insist that your youngster's feet be able to reach the kiddie stirrups, for safety reasons!  Trail riding is not the Pony Ride at the fair - and while our beloved Appaloosa's are well trained, and have been walking our trails for years, please remember, parents, that it is an animal with a brain, and your child must be able to reach the stirrups, as well as guide the horse with their reins.  We do give a riding demo before each ride, as well as go over instuctions and pointers along the way.

 

We also must insist on a weight limit for our beloved Appaloosa's.  We ask that everyone be upfront and honest about their weight! (We do have scales in the office, in case you are unsure of how much you weigh!)  Our weight limit is a very strict 240#.  When making your reservation, please let us know if anyone in your party is over 200# and/or extremely tall so we can make sure we have the correct horse for you!  It's also a good idea if you or someone in your group is very tall ... 

Deb Bennett, PhD, founder of the Equine Studies Institute and an expert in the biomechanics of horses, has advised that the “Total weight of rider plus tack must not exceed 250 lbs. There is no horse alive, of any breed, any build, anywhere, that should go more than a few minutes with more weight on its back than this."

Under no circumstances will we allow an individual over 240# to ride, or a child under the age of 8 years old.  Safety is very important!  We love our horses, and want them to be with us for many years to come.  We also care for the safety and well being of our guests.  We are quite sure, given the reasoning behind our age and weight restrictions, everyone will understand why we must insist on these requirements.

***We Reserve the Right to Refuse any Rider whom we feel might put themselves or others, including our horses, in danger.

     Trail rides are not riding lessons. Although we give brief instructions for trail ride before we leave the barn, and all throughout the ride,  riders  are responsible for controlling their own horse! Including, but not limited to left turns, right turns, stop and go.

We have horses that are good for beginners to experienced riders

RIDERS MUST BE AT LEAST 8 YEARS OLD, 50" TALL AND UND

OUR RULES AND RESTRICTIONS ARE FOR YOUR AND YOUR CHILD'S SAFETY, 

AND FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR BELOVED APPALOOSA'S!***