Frequently Ask Questions about Riding Our Horses

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·  WHERE DO YOU RIDE AND WHAT ARE THE TRAILS LIKE?
·  WHAT’S THE WEATHER LIKE?
·  CAN WE JUST SHOW UP OR DO WE NEED A RESERVATION?
·  WHAT IS THE LARGEST GROUP YOU TAKE OUT AT ONE TIME?
·  CAN WE DO AN ALL DAY RIDE?
·  CAN I RIDE ON THE SAME HORSE AS MY CHILD?
·  WHAT IF I HAVE NEVER RIDDEN A HORSE BEFORE?
·  MY KIDS WANT TO RIDE BUT I DON’T RIDE, DO I HAVE TO GO WITH THEM?
·  FOOD SERVICES?
·  WHAT IS THE YOUNGEST THAT CAN GO OUT ON TRAIL?
·  ARE THE RIDES GUIDED OR CAN WE GO OURSELVES?
·  WHAT ARE THE HELMET REQUIREMENTS?
·  DO YOU TAKE CREDIT CARDS OR CHECKS?


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·  WHERE DO YOU RIDE AND WHAT ARE THE TRAILS LIKE?

WE ARE IN THE HIGH DESERT, WE HAVE PINION PINES, MANZANEITA’S, JUNIPER TREES, JOSHUA TREES, SAGE, SHRUB OAK, AND MANY MORE TYPES OF FOLLAGE AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE. WE HAVE SOME FLAT AND HILL TRAILS THERE IS A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING FOR EVERYONE.



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·  WHAT’S THE WEATHER LIKE?

WE DO GET SOME SNOW IN THE WINTER THE RANCH IS AT 3200 FEET ELEVATION. WE USUALLY HAVE A NICE BREEZE THOUGH THE TEMPERATURES RANGE FROM 70-100 DEGREES IN THE SUMMER AND YES WE RIDE ALL YEAR



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·  CAN WE JUST SHOW UP OR DO WE NEED A RESERVATION?

WE REQUIRE RESERVATIONS TO BE SCHEDULED. SCHEDULE YOUR RESERVATIONS EARLY AS POSSIBLE SO THE DATE AND TIME YOU WANT IS SURE TO BE AVAILABLE.


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·  WHAT IS THE LARGEST GROUP YOU TAKE OUT AT ONE TIME?

WE ONLY TAKE OUT 10 RIDERS AT A TIME WITH A MIN. OF TWO GUIDES. IF YOU HAVE MORE THAN THAT WE WOULD BREAK IT UP INTO TWO GROUPS, USUALLY RIDERS BRING A PICNIC LUNCH AND HALF THE GROUP ENJOYS THE RANCH AND PICNICS WHILE THE OTHER HALF IS OUT RIDING. WHEN THE FIRST GROUP RETURNS WE SWITCH RIDERS.




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·  CAN WE DO AN ALL DAY RIDE?

IN OUR YEARS OF EXPERIENCE MOST PEOPLE CAN’T HANDLE MORE THAN A TWO HOUR RIDE. BECAUSE WE DON’T JUST WALK WE FIND PEOPLE GET VERY TIRED AFTER RIDING FOR AN HOUR OR TWO. WE HAVE DONE LONGER THAN TWO HOUR RIDES ON RARE OCCASIONS AND ONLY WITH PEOPlE WHO HAVE RIDDEN  WITH US BEFORE.




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·  CAN I RIDE ON THE SAME HORSE AS MY CHILD?

NO, MY INSURANCE DOES NOT ALLOW DOUBLE RIDING. IF THE CHILD IS TOO YOUNG, WE CAN HAVE A PONY RIDE FOR THEM AT THE RANCH. PONY RIDES ARE 20 MINUTES IN DURATION, ARE LEAD BY A RANCH HAND AND ONLY ON THE THE RANCH.  IF THE CHILDREN ARE OLD ENOUGH FOR TRAIL, THEY WON’T HAVE ANY PROBLEMS BECAUSE I HAVE SOME VERY NICE GENTLE HORSES FOR KIDS.




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·  WHAT IF I HAVE NEVER RIDDEN A HORSE BEFORE?

THAT’S OK, WHAT  WE DO IS TAKE PEOPLE OUT AND SHOW THEM HOW TO ENJOY RIDING.

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·  I HAVE TWO 11 YEAR OLDS THAT WANT TO RIDE BUT I DON’T RIDE, DO I HAVE TO GO WITH THEM?

NO, YOU DON’T HAVE TO RIDE WITH THEM, BUT I DO NEED A RELEASE FORM SIGNED BY YOU IN ORDER FOR THEM TO RIDE.


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·  FOOD SERVICES?

The ranch itself does not have vending machine or food available. The town of Acton has several stores, fast food places and restaurants



CROWN VALLEY EXIT OFF 14 FREEWAY


FAST  FOODS:

JACK IN THE BOX
ACTON SUBWAY
3820 SIERRA HWY, ACTON, CA 93510


ACTON JAVA
33326 SANTIAGO RD.,
ACTON, CA. 93510



RESTAURANTS:

SUTTERS MILL
31908 CROWN VALLEY RD.
ACTON, CA


CRAZY OTTO'S
33317 SANTIAGO RD
ACTON, CA 93510


DON CUCO MEXICAN RESTAURANT
3807 SIERRA HWY
ACTON, CA 93510


STORES:

ACTON PLAZA LIQUOR
3813 SIERRA HWY
ACTON, CA 93510

ACTON MARKET
3638 SMITH AVE
ACTON, CA 93510


ACTON UNOCAL MINI MART
3807 SIERRA HWY
ACTON, CA 93510

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·  WHAT IS THE YOUNGEST THAT CAN GO OUT ON TRAIL?

TRADITIONALLY SIX TO SEVEN YEARS OF AGE DEPENDING ON THE ATTENTIVENESS OF THE CHILD.

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·  ARE THE RIDES GUIDED OR CAN WE GO OURSELVES?

YES, ALL TRAILS ARE GUIDED BECAUSE OF THE INSURANCE REQUIREMENT, BUT WE DO ALLOW YOU TO TROT AND CANTER ACCORDING TO YOUR ABILITY.


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·  WHAT ARE THE HELMET REQUIREMENTS?

NO HELMET NO RIDE! HELMETS ARE MANDATORY AND WE DO PROVIDE HELMETS.

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·  DO YOU TAKE CREDIT CARDS OR CHECKS?

WE ACCEPT CASH, CHECKS, and CREDIT CARDS.

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