Morning rides are two hours and afternoon rides are one hour. Ride distance and terrain depends on rider experience level and trail type. Grandchildren will learn to ride and improve their skills in a kids’ only riding group. Grandparents have the option to take lessons, ride at their appropriate skill level: walk, trot, or lope, or not ride at all. Adults must pass a lope check prior to joining the lope riding group. Grandparents and grandchildren may ride together on walk only adult rides.
In the Chuck House, enjoy a plated breakfast offering a wide variety of daily specials, meats, eggs, potatoes, yogurt, and fruit, plus coffee, tea, milk, juice, water.
This morning we will gather at the pond for group pictures. Next, we’ll meet the wranglers for a riding evaluation and horse assignments for the program. Greenhorn Ranch has over 80 horses – one quarter horses, mustangs, drafts, and a few thoroughbreds. Wranglers will lead a basic riding and safety instruction course to prepare us for fun days of riding ahead. Next we'll head out for our first trail ride! The progressive riding program will help you achieve your riding goals while enjoying the fantastic scenery on the trail.
In the Chuck House, enjoy a family style meal including an entree, sides, and dessert, plus iced tea, lemonade, and water; other beverages available for purchase.
Getting to know our horses better, we will enjoy an afternoon trail ride into the beautiful terrain of the Sierra. After the trail ride, the group leader will lead a craft project with the kids while the grandparents learn about the history of the local area.
At the ranch.
Especially for Kids: Explore the ranch on a scavenger hunt around the property, discovering different items and historical information about the ranch. The fun continues for everyone with karaoke in the saloon and dance hall.