You will have a ride, that some consider Ecotours, but we consider Equitours! If you are a Beginner, feel confident horseback riding, with quiet, gentle horses, and expert instruction, that someone with 39 years of equestrian experience, including 21 years of her own equestrian business,( including a full lesson barn ) can offer. If you are experienced , you can enjoy a ride that may be longer, faster or have implements or obstacles that your years of experience and knowledge, can truly enjoy and appreciate. Horseback Riding in Florida is available by appointment and you can book right now by clicking the purple tab lower left or HERE.
You may have not ridden in some time, or perhaps no longer own horses. Maybe you had a bad experience and need to feel safe again. Maybe you have horses at home and did not want to haul them on vacation. Perhaps you have friends in town, own your own horses but don't trust them with beginners. Your horse is an expensive arena horse that never leaves the pen. Perhaps you are a “ring” rider and don’t get to experience trails so much. You could be a Gran Prix jumper or a former steer wrestler. You could be a first time rider of a horse (Walmart horses don’t count ) or someone who wants to do a cattle drive that has only ridden a horse twice in your life.
You will have a Private, Exclusive Horseback Trail Ride, with quality equipment, sporting names like Tucker Saddlery, Circle Y, Bob Marshall, and Stubben. Saddles that offer more comfort and security for the beginner rider, the discriminating rider and the discriminating horse.
This is “Your” ride, "Your" friends. You customize your ride to you, your friends and family. You can ride to the level of the least rider, of the friends in your group or if a more advanced rider, you will have some latitude and yet still keep more beginner / novice / fearful riders feeling more safe and secure.
"Nose to tail" rides are an option if you prefer or you can ride side by side and have a silly or serious conversation about what you see, encounter or where you have been or will be. You will love to live in the moment, on a horse, under a canopy of shady trees. Love to see the morning mists rise off the fields. I have a sometimes odd sense of humor that translates well when I am surrounded by friends; which I hope we will be, during the ride and for many years after. Some of my bestest friends I have met astride a horse.
You can ride 7 days a week by appointment. No clock watching unless you want that. You ride your own horse (no double riding). My customary maximum is 3 to 4 riders unless I get some notice. You can love riding longer and exploring new areas or perhaps a shorter ride is just the ticket. You can camp with horses all over Florida as well. What are your dreams? I want to hear and craft this ride just for you.
Winter schedule to ride out at 10am or 3pm. Summers are great to schedule to ride out at 8am or earlier and 4pm. I meet you at a local trailhead in a local park or wildlife management area. We do NOT meet at a facility to ride out. My horses love their life, live on many acres of pasture and do not sit in the direct sun, saddled, waiting for you to call and ride the same day. They live on pasture and enjoy a peaceful life with lots of food, care, and love. PLEASE, as soon as you decide you want to ride, schedule in advance, as the day of plans, often do not work.
I take lots of pictures of your horseback ride and usually put some on Facebook, Pinterest, Here on my blog, Twitter and other places. I can email them to you as well.
If the idea of riding with hundreds of others, meeting lot of people, seeing hundreds of horses, appeals to you consider doing a large organized ride. We are an outfitter to the large organized rides such as #GreatFloridaCattleDrive16 , Great Florida Cattle Drive 06, Osceola County Wagon Train and Trail Ride, or The Cracker Trail. The Cracker Trail Ride Organization is celebrating a 30 year ride anniversary in 2017!
Horseback Trailrides are by appointment in select parks in Pasco, Hernando, Hillsborough, Martin, Citrus, Marion, and St Lucie Counties of Florida. We also cover a good bit of Florida and points beyond by request and are happy to quote you a price.