Monthly Archives: November 2013

Rainy Days

We don’t get rainy days in the valley very often so when we do they are pretty amazing. We’ve received nearly three inches of rain in the last two days, here in Cave Creek. The horses and guides have had two days off to enjoy the cool weather and prepare for a busy week of holiday horseback rides.

The desert rain washes away all the dust from the southwestern plants leaving behind the sweet smell of creosote and rich colors that are so often faded. Everyone here at Cave Creek Trail Rides is excited to hit the fresh trails tomorrow! Thanksgiving week is a busy time for us so if you are planning to come out for a horseback ride be sure to make your reservation as soon as possible! Sunny skies are in the forecast for the rest of the month! We look forward to seeing y’all soon!

Remember to keep in touch with us via our website and our facebook page For reservations call 623-742-6700

Last Load of Horses!

Yesterday our last load of horses arrived from Idaho! They have enjoyed their pasture vacation time and are as fuzzy as can be with their Idaho winter coats. We are finally heading into our busy season and need all hands (and hooves) on deck to take out our guests! Our farrier, Mat, has been plenty busy the last few days putting shoes on all the new horses in preparation for our busy Thanksgiving weekend coming up.The whole crew is looking forward to Thanksgiving and the fun rides to follow.

Come on out and check out our snazzy little saguaro friend that is located off of our hour trail.


Horses, Critters and Gold, Oh My!

This past Saturday, November 2nd was our first Girl Scout program of the winter season. We had two troops come out for a fun filled afternoon. The girls got to try their hand at gold panning in our desert wash with help from Cave Creek Regional Park’s own Ranger Mark. After the panning the girls went on to the desert critter station where they got to examine tarantulas, scorpions and snakes. The girls got to learn about the critter’s habitats, habits, and diet.


After learning important facts about these desert inhabitants, the girls then got to learn all about horses. Owner, Deb Bitton, explained horse anatomy, tack, and horse care to the girl scouts and even let the girls pick up a horses foot on their own! The day ended in true cowgirl fashion with a one hour horseback ride. The girls were able to apply all they had learned throughout the day as the viewed the desert on the back our gentle trail horses.


We have many more programs scheduled for this winter and we are glad that our season started off with such a great day!

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