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Horseback Ride Rules and Conditions
The Wild Horse Sanctuary welcomes everyone to experience the beauty of the wild horses. Due to the nature of the rides, there are some rules and conditions we must abide by to ensure the safety of both horse and rider, as well as, provide an enjoyable experience for all.
All riders must be in good physical condition and able to independently mount and dismount their horses.
Open to all riders from novice to experienced. However, please be honest about your experience level so that we can match you with a horse to suit your skills. The following definitions should be used as a guide when filling out the trip application form:
Beginner: "Never been on a horse." "I ride 2 or 3 times a year."
Novice: "I ride 5 to 10 times a year." (And have for several years)
Intermediate: "I ride once a month." (And have for 5 years or more)
Advanced: "I ride once a week." (And have for several years)
Due to the fact that the trip includes a saddle weighing approximately 50 lbs., we must limit rider weight to 205 lbs. for the safety of both horse and rider. (Trip participation of riders exceeding the weight limit will be subject to management approval.)
Participation of children under the age of 14 will be subject to management approval.
So that we may properly accommodate you, please notify the Sanctuary in advance of any special needs you might have.
If you have any questions regarding registration, please call our office at (530) 474-5770 or email us at