Guided Trail Rides — Frequently Asked Questions
What Should I Wear?
It is advised that all riders wear jeans or long pants. All riders MUST wear closed-toe shoes. Cowboy boots are the best option, although hiking boots, rainboots, and tennis shoes are all good alternates.
Do I Have to Wear a Helmet?
Children under the age of 16 will be required to wear a helmet UNLESS the parent specifies otherwise. Adults are not required to wear helmets, although we can provide them if desired.
What if I've Never Ridden a Horse Before?
Pinnacle Stables leads trail rides of all experiences! We provide a detailed tutorial on the basics of riding before sitting each guest on their horse. We match each horse and rider to suit their abilities (but all of our horses are good!) So even if you've never touched a horse, you will be well-taken care of!
What is the Weight Limit?
At this time, we cannot seat a rider any heavier than 275 lbs., and only one per party.
Can I Bring My Horse an Apple or Carrot?
Yes! Our horses love treats.
Is there a Restroom?
Yes, we have a bathroom in our front office building.
What if it Rains?
Trail rides may be canceled in the case of bad weather. You will receive notice of any cancellations.
How do I Pay?
Do I Need to Tip my Guide?
Yes, please tip your trail guide in cash. Just like a server at a restaurant, there is a lot of work before and after your visit that your guide provides. Horses must be caught, cleaned, fed, and tacked up prior to each ride. Then, after a ride, each horse is hosed down (in the summer) and fed again before being released into the pasture. This can take up to an hour before and after, so tip your guide for their services in caring for your horse!
Does Pinnacle Stables provide Specialty Rides?
We can customize rides to almost any need—given enough notice. We have catered rides, a sunset ride, birthday/corporate event rides, or special needs pony rides.