Catch, groom and tack up your horse, western-style
A western-style riding lesson - easier to learn than English style and much more comfortable!
Hit the trail on a ride into the beautiful forest
Includes a cowboy-style breakfast and a hearty lunch
Spend a day in the shoes of a cowboy (or cowgirl) with this exciting day out in the New Forest. You'll begin with an introductory briefing from your ranch hand while enjoying coffee and bacon rolls, before you head up to the field to meet your horse. After learning how to groom and tack your horse, you'll have a Western riding lesson in the arena - this is easier to grasp than the traditional English riding style and a lot more comfortable too! After a barbeque lunch you'll put your skills into practise by riding a Western trail into the forest. Your experience concludes back at the ranch where you'll untack, rub down and feed your horse before enjoying a well-earned coffee.
Sundays from late March to October (excluding August).
Minimum age 12. Minimum height 5'. Maximum weight 15 stone. Unsuitable for pregnant women and anyone with visual or hearing impairments. Riding may be unsuitable for some disabilites so please check before booking.
This experience will not be cancelled due to bad weather.
Your day begins at 9am and will end at approximately 4pm, including up to 4 hours riding. Please arrive on time; late arrivals cannot always be accommodated and refunds are not possible.
Numbers on the Day
There will be a maximum of 12 people riding with you.
Spectators are welcome to watch you ride and join you for lunch at a cost of £15 per person. Please contact the venue to book and pay for spectators at least three days in advance.
Wear a long-sleeved top, long trousers and sturdy boots or shoes with a small heel (trainers and flat shoes aren't suitable). Dress with the weather in mind. Bring a riding hat if you have one; if not, one will be provided.
Traffic congestion at Lyndhurst can add considerable time to weekend or holiday journeys. All western trails are mixed ability and are conducted at a gentle pace: walk and trot only. Complete beginners welcome. Cameras can't be taken on the ride.