Trail Rides are scheduled with the Barn Team, preferably 2 weeks in advance. Some openings may be available on shorter notice. Minimum 5 riders, maximum 10 riders per group. (Weight limit 200 lbs.)
All riders (adult and child) must complete a liability release form prior to the ride. Forms are available on this site. ALL riders will wear a riding helmet. Helmets are provided.
The trail ride experience should be scheduled for 1 1/2 hour. Ride time includes safety orientation, helmet fitting, and practicing skills in the arena. Once riders show skills competency, they will head out on the trail, weather permitting. Children 8 years & older may participate on a trail ride as long as they have the strength and confidence to work with their horse. All minors must be accompanied by an adult on the ride. Please talk with staff about adult to child ratios.
This is a great ½ hour experience for parents who have a young horse lover galloping around the house! Kids 4-6 years old will have the opportunity to meet their pony on the ground and learn to groom. It will include a about 15 minutes riding (or leading if a child is very timid). Riding will be in the arena, around obstacles or out on the trail depending on weather. This is a great ½ hour option for first time pony introductions.
Pony rides are hand guided by one of our trained staff or volunteers. Availability can be limited depending on the time of year and weather. Reservations are Required and can be made by emailing Horses@WesleyWoodsIowa.org