FAQ – What you need

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 Range Cabin trips, but sleeping bags and a thin mattress are required for Wilderness Adventure trips.

Guidelines

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 duffel). It is a good idea to line your duffel 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 duffel 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 Day packs, 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

 

Average temperatures

Month
Low
High
June
5oC / 41oF
19oC / 65oF
July
7oC / 45oF
22oC / 71oF
August
7oC / 45oF
22oC / 71oF
September
3oC / 38oF
16oC / 60oF