Frequently asked questions

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 as the horses and mules are safe and well-trained.
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.
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, 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 and nothing exceedingly steep.
There is a restroom available in the campground near the staging area. 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.

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