FAQ’s

Q: I’ve never ridden a horse do you accommodate beginners?
A: Definitely – Our horses are well trained and all the trails are led by an experienced guide. All rides include a brief riding orientation where we inform you on all the commands necessary for the trip. The guide is readily available throughout the ride should you need assistance. We can take nervous riders on a lead rein until they feel more comfortable.

Q: Can we ride out on our own, without a guide?
A: No, Special permits are required to enter the forest and for safety reasons, all of our rides into the forests are guided.

Q: Do you have helmets and what equipment is provided?
A: Yes we have a selection of helmets available at no extra cost. It is compulsory that all riders wear a suitable helmet, all riding equipment and tack is provided.

Q: From what age can my child join on a horse ride?
A: We have taken children from 5 years old out on the shorter trails, children must be able to sit unaided and be confident to sit on a horse on their own.

Q: Can my child ride with me on my horse?
A: Unfortunately not, this will only be considered if the adult rider is extremely experienced and riders do not exceed the weight limit.

Q: What should I wear?
A: We suggest wearing closed shoes (boots or sneakers) that are secure to your feet simply so they won’t fall off during the ride. No flip flops, bare feet and definitely no high heels. Avoid wearing very wide shoes so they don’t jam in the stirrups. We also suggest long comfortable trousers without zips, buttons etc on the inner leg. Shorts are not recommended. Also, please keep in mind that you cannot carry anything loose like handbags or slingbags. Backpacks are permitted but should not interfere with the riders ability to control / steer the horse . Be sure that all accessories are snug and fit securely. Cellular phones, cameras and action cameras are permitted but will be at the owners own risk to damage / loss during the ride.

Q: Do you offer private rides/tours?                                                                                                                              A: Yes we do – We offer a Special Occasion ride with chocolates and bubbly or just a fun ride with your best friend, and the guide. We can arrange a picnic or sunset/sunrise rides. Just let us know and we will arrange it!

Q: When is the best time to visit?
A:  Visit throughout the year. Summer months are from December to April, keep in mind that the days can be very hot for riding between December and March, which is why we like to make an early or late start. Whilst rainy days might cancel some days riding, we love the turn of the seasons and there is nothing quite like a sunshine winters day, the weather is cool and the country side covered in green, the spring flowers start appearing from July through to October.

Q: Do you offer riding instruction or riding lessons?
A: No –  as per the business name we only offer horse trails into the forest, if you come ride with us a frequently it will be the best lessons you’ve ever had and not round and round in a round pen or arena, that gets quite boring quite quickly. Frequent riders get up 50% discount.

Q: I am an experienced rider and do not want to walk the whole time do you offer an “experienced” ride?
A: Yes, our horse trail rides are specifically mapped and the longer trails are through some challenging sections. All our trails include trot and canter opportunities, some sections are ideal for the riders who like to feel the thrill of a galloping horse. If the rider/s are uncomfortable with the trot or canter the guide will keep it at a slow pace. We always adjust the speed of the ride to the “slowest” rider. As you will most likely be riding with other people, please do not overestimate your riding ability. We try to keep the novice and experienced riders on separate outings. Please note that “experienced rider” means just that and you will be booked with “experienced riders” that are going to canter and gallop..

 

Q: When are you open?

A: We are open 7 days a week 8am to 5pm throughout the year, weather permitting. Our trail times vary according to the season and we will confirm departure times with your booking confirmation. Please note all horse rides are by appointment only.

Q: Do you have credit card facilities?
A: Unfortunately not, payment is cash only or EFT 24hrs before the ride.

 

Q: Is there a weight limit?                                                                                                                                           A: Yes, Although we do have “weight carriers” please confirm your weight when booking, we will inform you of their capabilities and availability.