F.A.Q.

Frequently asked questions

6 years old for the entry level (45 minute) ride

8 years old recommended for the intermediate rides (1 and 2 hr)

Booking cancellations allowed until 24 hours prior to ride time. We will do our best to accommodate any changes in bookings. Please contact us by phone at 307-763-2629 to cancel, rebook, or make any changes to your reservation.

Typically no, please be prepared for the possibility of rain, snow, and wind. If there is severe lightning nearby then your ride may be delayed, rescheduled, or in some rare cases cancelled.
No. Our insurance does not cover double riding incidents, so we do not allow it. We do have great kid-friendly horses that we can lead behind us so a child would only need to hang on and not worry about steering the horse.
Yes, there will be helmets available if desired, but not required.
Water bottle, small snack, mobile phone, sunglasses, hat, fanny pack, and coat.
Backpacks, purses, alcohol, hot drinks, cigarettes, and open toed shoes or sandals.
Shoes and boots are fine, just no open toe footwear or crocs.

No, all levels of riders are welcome on the introductory ride, as the horses and mules are safe and well-trained. 

We do recommend a bit of experience for the intermediate rides.

Each rider is expected to be able to safely support themself in the saddle as the horse walks down the trail and hold on to the reins to control and direct the horse.
No, to ensure safety we ask that you keep your horse at a walk and do not try to get them to trot or gallop.
No, the first 5-10 minutes will be getting everyone safely in the saddle and comfortable so we can head down the trail.
The terrain is foothills and mountains, but all riding will be on established trails or dirt roads. The 40 minute ride is mainly flat or gradual slopes. The 1-2 hour has some steeper, more technical trails but beautiful views from up at a higher elevation.

There is a porta-potty at the trailhead near the parking lot. We strongly recommend using the restroom beforehand, as there are no restrooms along the trail, just mother nature.

We do not recommend our horseback rides for pregnant women. Some exceptions may apply, please call for more details.

Yes, private trail rides are available. Please call 307-763-2629 or email lavahorsebackadventures@gmail.com to reserve.

Yes, we can block our specific days and times to accommodate larger groups. Additionally, we offer group discounts for larger groups, please call for details. Please note that there is a 20% gratuity added to your group booking. 

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