Monthly Archives: January 2014

Annual Ride & Rose Special

Howdy!

Well, it’s that time of year again, love is in the air. And what would Valentine’s Day be without a romantic sunset horseback ride? Our sunset Ride and Rose Special makes for a great date night surprise for your loved one.

February 1st through the 14th

1 hr sunset ride will be $102.00 + tax (regular rate is $112)
1.5hr sunset ride will be $122.00 +tax (regular rate is $132)

Rides are fully guided and include great views of the beautiful Sonoran Desert while riding gentle mountain horses. Couples may also dress up in cowboy boots, hats and chaps for photographs at no additional charge. This special also includes a rose (given to the romeo after the ride) for his lovely date.

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Horseback Riding is Good for Your Health!

Found this article and thought you all might enjoy it! 

The health and fitness benefits of horse riding

Improve your fitness and well-being through horse riding

Here’s a quick guide to how horse riding could boost your health and fitness. Horse riding offers a great workout for both the mind and body, physically boosting the cardiovascular system and mentally easing stresses on the mind.

Physical benefits of horse riding

Health and fitness benefits of horse riding

Horse riding is a great form of exercise which has both cardiovascular and muscle conditioning benefits. Although it may seem as though the rider is not engaging in any physical exercise, an hour’s activity can burn similar calories to that of a 30-minute jog or cycle ride. Therefore, all the health benefits associated with engaging in regular cardiovascular exercise are gained.

After your first ride you may feel muscles that you never knew you had. This is due to the movement of the horse and its effect on the rider during the ride. As the rider reacts to the horse’s movements to avoid becoming off balance, the deep postural muscles of the trunk and pelvis and the adductor muscles of the thighs are continuously being conditioned.

Psychological benefits of horse riding

Horse riding is recognized as having excellent therapeutic qualities. The psychological benefits can be of equal importance to riders as the physical benefits.

Simply being out and about and enjoying the great outdoors will boost your general wellbeing and act as a great stress buster. There is a real sense of exhalation and freedom when you ride, a feeling that is second to none.

Furthermore, developing a relationship and sense of trust between yourself and your horse is highly rewarding. Learning to control and care for an animal much larger than yourself can have a profound affect on your confidence and is a great feeling.