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Rocking Ranch Horse Resort

Rocking Horse Ranch Resort – Highland, New York

rocking-horse-ranch-resort-in-new-york-highlandBeautiful Riding Trails are open all year-round. Each season offers its own unique beauty to discover!

The Ranch’s Riding Adventure takes you back in time with the flavor of the Old West. Enjoy trail riding and horse drawn wagon & sleigh rides all year long! Our Trail Riding Program starts at age 7. For Junior Wranglers not quite ready for trail riding, we offer our Pony Ride Area, perfectly suited to getting the little ones started. All horse related activities are a part of our all-inclusive vacation package!

Whether you’re an old hand or meeting horses for the very first time, you’re sure to bring home exciting, adventure filled memories that will last a lifetime!

Certified Horsemanship Association

Our experienced riding staff demonstrates daily, all the basic western riding techniques as well as riding safety. All trail rides are supervised by a member of management certified by the renowned Certified Horsemanship Association. Individual attention at the beginning of each trail ride assures that each rider is properly outfitted and starts out on the right foot!”

Look at other amazingly fun things you can do!

Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides
Yup, we have the Big Ones! Our massive Percheron draft team driven by one of our experienced teamsters pulls our custom made wagon at a delightful pace through our scenic woods. Perfect get together moment for the entire family!

Tractor-Drawn Wagon Rides

Typically a night event. When the “Big Boys” are sleeping, we still run the hay rides; but with a big, orange colored tractor named Kubota! The hayrides will drop riders off at our campfire, marshmallow roast and sing along. A very fun evening for the entire family.

Barn Tours
Want to learn more about the world’s largest saddle horse operation? Did you know our horses eat over 5 tons of hay a week? Curious to guess how much grain they eat? What or who is a “farrier”? And, where does all that manure go? These questions and more are answered by one of our experienced wranglers who will guide you through our huge 115 stall barn.

Anderson Snowy Mountain Stables

Anderson Snowy Mountain Stables Mt. Vernon, WA
http://www.snowymountainstables.net

Anderson Snowy Mountain Stables caters to multiple disciplines of equine enthusiasts, Train year round in a well-maintained arena, access trails nearby and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere. We are committed to providing meticulous care to your horses, providing generous stalls with attached well-drained paddocks. We have ample hay storage and provide a choice of quality Eastern Washington Hays or Local Grass to ensure your horse stays in good health. There are large pasture turnouts that provide ample grazing area year round to our boarders. We understand that your horses deserve exercise, room to move about and a calming environment. The barn design allows for ample eye contact and visual stimulation that keeps your horse happy and content, even in the winter months. Our feeding program allows for owners to provide the grain of their choice, supplements, and instructions – always giving you, the horse owner, control over your horses feed program.

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Horseback Riding and Heat

Dover Saddlery

Dover Saddlery has a great post about summer riding tips. You and the horses in the heat sounds great to me, but there are ways to make it easier on you and the horse.

Summer Riding Tips
The sunny days of summer bring extended daylight hours and the clear weather that means more opportunities to ride outdoors. But some summer days are so hot and humid that they rightly cause us concern over the potential for heat-related health consequences— in our horses and in ourselves.

How much heat is too much to ride your horse? What can you do to keep your temperature regulated while working in the barn or riding? Here are some suggestions for preparing you and your horse to deal with high summer temperatures.

READ MORE AT DOVER SADDLERY HERE.