Whether you’re a seasoned rider or a complete novice, this western experience is perfect for those looking for a relaxing horse ride with an extra element of fun. Riding either a ‘paint’ or appaloosa (spotty) horse in full western turnout, you are sure to look and feel like a cowboy.
With 94,000 acres of ancient New Forest National Park land to explore, the 90 minute trail ride takes you across open plains, wooded enclosures and leafy glades. Leave the stresses and worries of life behind you, relax and enjoy a gentle trail through the stunning countryside.
On the day you will be asked to complete a registration and acceptance form before receiving a short safety briefing from your instructor.
Your western trail then begins with a short lesson in the arena before heading out in to the New Forest. Roam through the stunning scenery of grasslands and heaths, amongst the New Forest ponies and foals and on into the woodlands, where you may even spot the forests herds of fallow or roe deer. For a small fee you can upgrade your ride to a weekend date, please enquire on booking.
Your whole experience will last approximately two hours, with 90 minutes riding. There will be a maximum of 7 other riders with you on the day. You are welcome to bring friends to watch you mount up and during your lesson in the arena.
The maximum weight is 95kg (15 stone). It is not suitable during pregnancy. We advise that you wear a full length trouser, shoes with a 2-4cm heel and are dressed appropriately for the weather with shoulders covered. You will be asked to fill in a registration and acceptance form on the day. If you are disabled you will need to present a medical certificate. The minimum age is 12 years old. This experience is available Tuesday to Friday, from March to November.
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