Good to Know
What do you need for a horseback pack trip? What is the average temperature in the mountains? We have had many years of experience dealing with Mother Nature, so please consider our advice.
You rarely see a meal on any of our horseback vacations that does not have some type of meat. We serve prime cuts of beef, as well as pork and chicken. For those of you who have special dietary needs, please help us by suggesting things that you CAN eat. With enough advance notice, we will do our best to accommodate you. Please be sure to speak with us about this. Please remember that once the horseback riding trip is underway, we have a set menu that cannot be changed.
What to bring
No previous horseback riding experience necessary. You just need to bring a few personal necessities, a healthy appetite and a love for the greatest display of nature you will ever see!
Everything needed will be provided except the following personal items that you will need to bring, see our suggested list below. It is essential that our guests be prepared for all kinds of mountain weather. We have had many years of experience dealing with Mother Nature, so please take our list to heart.
Be prepared for all four seasons. Clothing that is easily layered is best - you can always remove clothing if necessary, but you can't put it on if you do not have it. Also, bring your most comfortable gear - this is not the time to break in new boots, shoes or a new hat.
No bedding is required for West Cabin trips, but sleeping bags and a thin mattress are required for Back Country Adventure trips.
When packing your gear please keep in mind it is being packed in and out on horseback and the comfort of our horses is very important to us. By following the guidelines you can help us ensure that.
You must pack your gear in a soft-sided, cloth or nylon bag. It cannot have any hard edges, wheels or frames. Your gear is restricted to a total maximum weight of 30lbs (sleeping bag, pad and your duffle). It is a good idea to line your duffle bag with a garbage bag for waterproofing. You may pack your sleeping bag and mattress separate from your other gear. Your coat, rain gear, hat and gloves are to be left out of your duffle to have with you for your ride. Saddle bags are provided on the horse for these. These items are not included in the 30lb weight restriction. We reserve the right to limit the amount of weight in the saddle bags. Fanny packs (a small pack that ties around the waist) is allowed. We ask that you do not bring Daypacks, Backpacks or other packs as they are hard on your back and hard on the horses back and do not tie properly to the saddle.
- RAIN COAT & RAIN PANTS ARE A NECESSITY ON ALL RIDES
- ABSOLUTELY NO BACK PACKS ALLOWED ON ANY RIDE
- SLEEPING BAG
- WARM COAT
- RAIN GEAR
- RIDING BOOTS