Horseback Riding at Stagecoach Trails
horseback riding program is second to none because we offer a
gentle, slow walking ride or a exciting fast trotting/loping ride. You
get to choose what type of ride you want to go on, not the other way
around. Not only are our wranglers
friendly and personable, but our horses are as well! We have a corral
full of horses, each with its own distinct personality so that we can
match that perfect one to you based on your riding ability. As soon as
you leave the corral, you will be see nothing but beautiful desert
scenery surrounded by 3 mountain ranges - NO cities, subdivisions, or
houses in sight. There are tens of thousands of acres of land
B.L.M.) which are available for horseback riding which provides
endless trails and riding opportunities. Horseback rides are offered
twice daily except for Sundays when the horses and the wranglers have
the day off.
For the horseback riding guest, we offer a variety of different riding opportunities:
At Stagecoach Trails we offer a riding program that is tailored to each
and every rider. First of all, we make sure you are matched up with the
appropriate horse - we want you to be comfortable with your horse and
your ability to control the type of horse you are going to be riding.
Secondly, we want you to be able to go on the type of ride you like. If
you would like to go on a shorter, slower walking ride, then you will,
however if you would like to go on a more advanced trotting and loping
ride, then of course you will be allowed to go on that ride as well. We
always want you to be comfortable and happy with your horse, wrangler,
and your trail rides. People come to Dude/Guest Ranches to horseback
ride, relax, and have fun, and we hope you will be very satisfied when
you leave our ranch.
The novice rider can enjoy a slow, scenic ride twice daily for
approx. 1- 1 1/2 hours.
The intermediate rider can enjoy both slow scenic rides, as well as a
walk, trot, and loping rides lasting 1 - 1 1/2 hours.
The experienced rider has many options available to them. Along with the
rides listed above, we also offer challenging mountain rides (only
during cooler months, approx. September - April), and fast paced loping
We also offer 3-4 hour lunch rides (A bag lunch is provided for these
rides.), and a 2 1/2 hour "cactus ride" to some riders. Your riding
ability will determine if you can enjoy one of these longer rides.
There is a minimum stay required of 4 nights to be eligible for the longer
rides. Also, they are only during cooler months,
approx. September - April.
Due to the heat of the Arizona desert between May - September, horseback
rides will leave around 6-7 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. During the rest of the
year the rides go out around 9:15 a.m. & 11 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. - 4:00
p.m. Rides go out at 4:00 pm on the day of check in
(September-April) and 4:30 pm (October -May).
Children 8 years and older will be allowed to ride on the trails with
their own horse under their own guidance. Children that are ages 6 or 7
years old MAY (Up to the discretion of Carrie Rynders) be able to ride
on the trails while being "ponied" by one of our wranglers. This means
that the lead wrangler will tie a long lead rope from the child's
horse and hold onto that rope for the entire ride to insure that the
horse will not run-off or become uncontrollable for the child. If you
have any questions about this, please
email or call us directly at 866-444-4471.
Please be advised that anyone under the age of 5 or over the weight of
230 lbs. is not allowed outside of the arena/ranch.
For children 5 and under we do offer
a short, slow walking ride with side walkers around the ranch or down
the driveway and back. This gives the kids a wonderful riding experience
outside of the smaller, restricted arena.
If it is your first time visiting Stagecoach Trails, or if has been more
than 1 year since your previous visit, then your 1st trail ride will be
a mandatory walking ride only. After that you are eligible to ride at
your own ability and try the trotting or loping rides if you are
comfortable, capable, and the wranglers are as well. If you have any
questions, please call or email us anytime.
All riders will be required
to sign a
waiver before participating in any activity at Stagecoach Trails
As you can see, we offer a riding program that anyone would be hard pressed to complain about