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To Help Make Amazing Memories For You and Your Loved Ones.

More about how and why this matters to “us”, Especially Our Founder Heidi von Liebenstein, please remember to check our our about us page.

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Trail Rides on Horse Back

Ride by yourself, or bring others. 
Year Round Riding, In the summer the trails are in the shade and the air is always moving along the river which still makes for experience to recharge as you leave life behind.

We are Based in Bethlehem Township but we ride in different parks and at different campgrounds when we go camping. The location of your ride will be in the email you recieve after you make your reservation.

We opperate by appointments only, so no.
We do not always ride at the same locations, so when you schedule a ride, that is when we get the horses ready to go out.

Yes, but they need to be at least 5 yrs old, or tall enough for their feet to safely fir into the stirrups

State Law, all children 18 yrs and under are required to wear helmets.  If you do not have one, we can let you use one of ours. 

NOTE – if your child is particular about wearing helmets, please bring one that your child will be ‘ok’ wearing the whole ride, so they will feel comfortable, and you will feel comfortable.

Children 5yrs – 18yr need to wear protective Head Gear. If you do not have a helmet, we have them.  Children under 5yrs old usually do not have long enough legs, for their feet to safely fit into the stirrups

Seniors are also welcome to ride, as far as we know, our oldest rider has been quoted at 81 yrs old.

We understand how exciting it is to have smaller children experience horses. We have always had our own children and grandchildren around the horses.
Yet for the safety of your child – Your Child NEEDS to be BOTH 5 years old AND Tall enough to fit into the stirrups!!  We can only make the stirrups so short. 

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE YOUR CHILD FROM RIDING IF YOUR CHILD CANNOT SAFELY FIT INTO THE STIRRUPS.  Without a refund.

We have had people lie to us and say their child is 5, yet their child was not.  (When they lied to us, they have put their children in danger – please to not do that for your child’s sake.)  Lying to us removes all of our liability and responsibility if your child would fall off of a horse.

We do not want anyone to get hurt, esp smaller children. 
Children NEED TO BE BOTH 5 Years old AND TALL enough to safely reach the stirrups. 
If you are not sure if your child will be tall enough to fit into a saddle, then please see if you can come and meet us at another time so your precious little one can have fun meeting the horses, we can even try to see if they will safely fit into the saddle stirrups prior to booking a ride for them.

Again, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE YOUR CHILD FROM RIDING IF YOUR CHILD CANNOT SAFELY FIT INTO THE STIRRUPS.  Without a refund.  We ask everyone their child’s age, lying to us removes our responsibility and liability, if a child falls off of a horse.

Yes, but only with riders being too short.
Children must be tall enough to fit into the saddle with their feet fitting into the stirrups, so they are safer out on the trails.  Taller riders need to ride the taller horses.

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE SMALLER CHILDREN FROM RIDING WHEN THEY CANNOT SAFELY FIT INTO SADDLE STIRRUPS. Without a refund.  Please read more about this in the “Smaller Children” section.

Some heavier people have complained about it being uncomfortable sitting in the saddle(s).
Others have stated the insides of their legs hurt  as they stretch their legs around the horse.

YOU need to be able to get up on the horse you will be riding.
  (This means you need to put your foot up into the stirrup, and be able to step up, and also pull up as you hold the saddle horn and the back of the saddle to pull yourself up. 
We will help you, but you need to do most of it.)

YOU will need to be able to sit with your legs around the horse and keep yourself balanced on the horse.  For some heavier people this is not a problem.

YES we do have a horse who can carry a heavier person, he is also one of the taller horses and fatter horses.  Not all horses can carry a heavier person easily.

Note, when people are between 300-350 pounds, the saddle can be uncomfortable when they sit in the saddle, because of how close the saddle horn is to their belly and how they fit in the back of the saddle seat. 

Again, some heavier people have complained about it being uncomfortable sitting in the saddle(s), others have stated the insides of their legs hurt as they stretch their legs around the horse.

We will be outside, and horses NEED to be socially distanced from each other so they do not get kicked by the horse in front of them.

Thus, do what you want or need to do.
If you want to wear a mask the whole time, then feel free to.
If you cannot wear a mask, then feel free not to.
We respect your ability to choose what you feel is safe to do while being outside and social distancing.

We understand that sometimes life (and death) happens.

IF THE rest of your party wants to go but you cannot,
No Problem, that is fine, just change the head count for the number of riders coming out.
And you try to book another ride when you can.

IF YOU want cancel your party’s time slot then we will try our best to reschedule you as soon as we can.  Time slots have been filling up fast, and You need to reschedule within the next six months.

Rescheduling is something you will need to speak with someone in management to help you with.  We do not offer refunds for trail rides.
(Camping has a slightly different policy since we cannot reschedule those trips.)

The weather is always changing, and even when it looks like we will have bad weather, the best time to check the weather is the morning of the ride.

To us, bad weather is when it is raining, or if the trails are icy and not safe to ride on.
Otherwise we are always out in the weather.  Sun and snow, rain and shine, all year long.

What about if it is too cold?
That is a perspective issue – meaning, the issue of being “too cold” is relative to whomever is asking the question. For example to some people, if they need a jacket, their perspective is that it is too cold to plan outdoor activities. While to some other people ski all day with the cold beating onto their face, their perspective of riding a horse for an hour plus a little more time outside is nothing when it is cold out. So being too cold is really your perspective of what you may think would be too cold.
We always recommend to wear layers

 

Camping with Horses

There is something about Camping. 
It is the simpler way of life, and being out doors.  Campfire friends, bring stories, and sometimes a guitar.  We go places where we can set up tents, and bring horses. 

We have camped at different locations and so pricing is reflected based off of different variables, thus each camping trip will have a different price to it.

No, so if you want to join us, but not ride, you are welcome to come along.

Some people may have health issues, and cannot ride, or they are not interested in riding, but their loved ones are, so this is an activity they/you both can enjoy.

Yes, Absolutely!!
You will need to be responsible for your child while they are camping with us.
Other riding rules for children apply. 
(See the Q&A for children trail-riding)

No, sorry we have enough responsibility with our own (3) children, (4) grandchildren, plus all of our horses … nothing personal, but we are not looking to be responsible for your children.

We are looking to make memories with other people looking to make family memories.

Children who are too small to ride, can still have a great time because they will get to see the horses and also do other activities at the campground.

YOU WILL NEED TO WATCH YOUR CHILD AT ALL TIMES!
Yet we also know how to let them “help” with chores around the horses that are safe for them to do.

Yes, but only with riders being too short.
Children must be tall enough to fit into the saddle with their feet fitting into the stirrups, so they are safer out on the trails.  Taller riders need to ride the taller horses.

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE SMALLER CHILDREN FROM RIDING WHEN THEY CANNOT SAFELY FIT INTO SADDLE STIRRUPS. Without a refund.  Please read more about this in the “Smaller Children” section.

Some heavier people have complained about it being uncomfortable sitting in the saddle(s).
Others have stated the insides of their legs hurt  as they stretch their legs around the horse.

YOU need to be able to get up on the horse you will be riding.
  (This means you need to put your foot up into the stirrup, and be able to step up, and also pull up as you hold the saddle horn and the back of the saddle to pull yourself up. 
We will help you, but you need to do most of it.)

YOU will need to be able to sit with your legs around the horse and keep yourself balanced on the horse.  For some heavier people this is not a problem.

YES we do have a horse who can carry a heavier person, he is also one of the taller horses and fatter horses.  Not all horses can carry a heavier person easily.

Note, when people are between 300-350 pounds, the saddle can be uncomfortable when they sit in the saddle, because of how close the saddle horn is to their belly and how they fit in the back of the saddle seat. 

Again, some heavier people have complained about it being uncomfortable sitting in the saddle(s), others have stated the insides of their legs hurt as they stretch their legs around the horse.

We will be outside, and horses NEED to be socially distanced from each other so they do not get kicked by the horse in front of them.

Thus, do what you want or need to do.
If you want to wear a mask the whole time, then feel free to.
If you cannot wear a mask, then feel free not to.
We respect your ability to choose what you feel is safe to do while being outside and social distancing.

This is a specialty event!  Space is only available for those who paid to join us.  It is no-refundable.

We understand other things may come up, but we need to prepay for the campsites, plus personally make everyone’s gift bag.  So we hope you understand who we are trying to make this a great experience, and understand why some of this cannot be refunded.

, because camping is an all weather activity. 

Although we hope to not have rain, we still camp even in the rain.

Personally, our boys have said they wanted to stay camping even in the rain.  Lots of times, kids enjoy the time away with their family more than they care about getting rained on.

Many of the campsites do not refund us if it rains, we still need to pay for our reserved campsites.

Experience Horses

Bring Your friends,!
Bring Your Smaller Kids!
Get to meet the horses and help us feed them.  Also learn more about any horse you want.   (Don’t forget your camera)

Yes – We only operate per appointments.  So then you and your group will get all of our attention.

It also helps distance you and your group from other people when you come out.

Yes, but …
Horses get hu-angry when they are hungry.  SO … there will be some things we help smaller children do so they can help feed the horses.

Your children NEED to be able to listen so we can keep everyone safe.

Our children and grandchildren have always been helping from a young age.  So our horses are used to being around smaller children.

Yes – No
Yes – Our horses are used to being around children, and so the horses that WE SAY ARE OK around kids are ok to be around.
No – Horses are still horses, and We Are Always adding new horses, either to our herd, or some may be there for training or another reason.

The staff and volunteers know which horses are good around your children, YET We ask that you do NOT go into the horses with one of us with you.

And NEVER EVER EVER, chase a horse that does not want you or your child to approach them.  Because that horse wants it social distancing, and there is a great chance that horse will kick at you.

 

Not Usually – because once they know someone has treats … the horses usually ALL want to get to you to get some.

This becomes both overwhelming and dangerous.  The horses will invade your personal space, while turning to bite or kick other horses away from them.  At that point the horses are more concerned in being selfish with getting treats than they are concerned about your safety.

Yes … Almost all of our horses love being brushed. 

There is a rare one who may not be super fond of getting brushed.

We can teach you how to brush and help you while you brush and groom a horse.

Horses do not know how big and powerful they are.

Horses either react out of trust or fear.  When they react out of Fear, they can be EXTREMELY DANGEROUS, and should not be approached by anyone who does not know what they are doing.l

The Opposite is also true – when a horse trusts you or another person, that horse even when scared will not be dangerous when approached.

When a horse trusts you and loves you, they will do anything for you.

Did you know a horse can feel when a fly lands on them?

They can also feel when you are scared around them.  They figure “IF” this person is scared, then there most be something “I” must also be scared about.

Yet the opposite is also true, when you are not scared, then when something does happen, the horse will know you are not scared, and so they will not be scared.

SO … how do you compromise?  Meaning what if you are scared, how to you keep the horse from being scared … Take a deep breath, relax all of your muscles, because the horse will feel if you are tense, or if you are relaxed.  So even if you are scared, FIGHT IT, and do not let the horse feel it.  Then Your horse will be fine.

We will be outside, and horses NEED to be socially distanced from each other so they do not get kicked by the horse in front of them.

Thus, do what you want or need to do.
If you want to wear a mask the whole time, then feel free to.
If you cannot wear a mask, then feel free not to.
We respect your ability to choose what you feel is safe to do while being outside and social distancing.

Large Groups or Troops

Bring Your Troops!
Bring Your Youth Groups! 
If your organization needs to be added to our insurance riders, we will need the name and address of your organization prior to getting you a certificate.

Usually Weekday Evenings.

We have rides earlier in the day, and then during the week, later rides are good with a group.

This can be a tricky question, because it depends on how many horses we have access to use, and also if people want to work as buddy’s or not. 

Through the end of May 2021, we are saying up to 10 horses for your riding group.

Although we will be having more horses available in June and in July.

Yes – No
Yes – Our horses are used to being around children, and so the horses that WE SAY ARE OK around kids are ok to be around.
No – Horses are still horses, and We Are Always adding new horses, either to our herd, or some may be there for training or another reason.

The staff and volunteers know which horses are good around your children, YET We ask that you do NOT go into the horses with one of us with you.

And NEVER EVER EVER, chase a horse that does not want you or your child to approach them.  Because that horse wants it social distancing, and there is a great chance that horse will kick at you.

 

Well that is a tricky question.

It is NOT about how many horses do we have, it is about how many horses can we use.

Guardian, is too big to use, and Candy is too small.  Typhoon is too young she cannot be trained until after she is 2 yrs old.

On top of that, horses are horses, and sometimes things happen and they do something where they may injure themselves and then not be available to use.

So to be safe through May, we say 10 horses are available, although when it gets closer to your event, we could easily have more.

Sorry no there is not.

Groups over 6 riders require more work, and more personnel than a group of 2 riders.  Especially when Children are involved.

Some scouting troops already have a copy of our insurance that covers their division, you can check with them or with us to find out if you need another copy.

 

Sure, there are some things that if we cover them for you, then horsemen ship badges can be awarded. 

PLEASE make sure that all of the details needed for this will be reviewed prior to finalizing your appointment.

We will be outside, and horses NEED to be socially distanced from each other so they do not get kicked by the horse in front of them.

Thus, do what you want or need to do.
If you want to wear a mask the whole time, then feel free to.
If you cannot wear a mask, then feel free not to.
We respect your ability to choose what you feel is safe to do while being outside and social distancing.

Featured Products

Masks

Simple, washable masks, for school, work, shopping or wherever.

Book Bags

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Clothing

Some Great Items, be sure to get some of the new inventory before its gone.

Sales & Services

We Have an online store, plus
Horse Experiences
Camping with Horses
Trail Rides on Horse Back

Different Parks

Yes we ride from our barn. We also haul out to other locations. This breaks it up for both the horses and riders.

Your Size Matters

We respect your weight & height, we have horses in different sizes (heights) We try to pair your mount to you.

Secure Payments

Online we accept credit cards, as well as in person we accept Venmo, and cash which we will give you a receipt

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Thanks For Reviewing Our Main Page

There is still so much to go over in our website. 
We are always adding new things to our website,
(with both content and products).

Buying from us helps us keep this all going.
We thank you for your loyalty.