Riding FAQs

How long are the trail rides?

You have a selection of either a one-hour beginner trail ride, two-hour intermediate trail ride or a three-hour advanced trail ride. Also, if you wish to have a more exclusive experience with only select family or friends, you may hire a wrangler for a private ride for an extra $45.
All trail rides must be booked at least 30 minutes prior to the trail ride.

What kind of trail riding is there?

We offer many levels of trail riding from beginning to advance. All beginner trail rides are walk only and recommended for those novice riders or those guests who want to enjoy a leisurely paced ride. Our intermediate rides include walking and trotting. The advanced trail rides are walk, trot and canter.

How old do you have to be to go on a trail ride?

Riding is available to both adults and children; however, riding for children ages 8 to 17 is based on skill level. For those who are unable to ride, there are wagon rides and pony rides also available for purchase for any who are kids unable to ride horses.

What should I wear?

Heeled shoes or boots are best. NO sandals or flip-flops. Long pants are recommended, as leather saddles will rub your thighs and calves when wearing shorts. Cameras, backpacks, and purses are not allowed on your ride. Having your picture taken prior to the ride is best!

Can I bring my own horse?

Yes! We have a full-service boarding facility. Boarding includes access to all 24 miles of trails to ride on your own.

How do I make a reservation to go horseback riding?

From outside the resort, you can schedule trail rides by calling 1-800-DoubleJJ (368-2535), or simply ask your reservationist to make it for you when booking your stay.
From inside the resort, just dial “0” from any in-house phone, or stop at the front desk.

What if I have no riding experience?

Our wranglers can offer our adult riders basic instruction prior to the trail ride when the ride is getting mounted. If you prefer more one on one instruction, we offer many levels of lessons in a corral where you can learn these skills.

Can I go riding by myself without a guide?

If you have brought your own horse, you can ride our trails without a guide. Otherwise, all trail rides on Double JJ horses are guided by our trained Wranglers.

Do I have to wear a helmet?

All riders under age 18 MUST wear a helmet. You may bring your own or we can provide one for you.
Bike helmets are not allowed, it must be a professional riding helmet.

Do you allow double riding?

Only one rider per horse, please.

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