Trail Rides at Yarramba Trail Rides
Yarramba Trail Rides
Tours, Horse Riding, Adventure Tours
Yarramba Trail Rides specialise in personal trail rides for both beginners and experienced horse riders, allowing just you and your family or friends to ride out with us on our well-trained, responsive horses to experience bush riding in one of Australia’s finest landscapes. Every trail ride is planned to suit your individual requirements, from time, duration, route and horses so you can enjoy the perfect horseback adventure.
This makes trail riding at Yarramba Trail Rides a unique experience – and being an establishment that excels in training horses, it’s not surprising that our trail riding horses are of superb quality and variety, from fit, strong and well trained horses that experienced riders are proud to ride, to safe, reliable mounts ideal for nervous beginners and children to gain confidence and improve their skills on.
People who enjoy trail riding say that too often they are given horses that are too used to having their own way, horses that can only go out following each other nose-to-tail in a pre-specified order, or horses that race off as soon as they start to head for home. We maintain a high standard of training with all our horses to ensure that these situations are avoided, and by improving the riders’ understanding of the horses and the skills to control them. When we are out on rides, we like our horses to have a free fast ground-covering walk on a loose rein (not dawdling, then deciding to break gait and catch up). At the trot we like to alternate between a soft, slow sitting trot (a Western jog) and encouraging the horses to lengthen their strides for a rising trot.
As well as many visitors to the Snowy Mountains region, many of our trail riding clients are riders who have regular lessons in Canberra, Jindabyne or Sydney. They enjoy coming to Yarramba to practise their skills in a bush setting on a personalised trail ride, with as much riding and horsemanship tuition along the way as they desire. They find that building a fortnightly or monthly bush ride into their routine is a great complement to their riding school lessons and gives them a chance to enjoy a much-needed break from the stress of city life.
Our clients enjoy the fact that there’s always something to see at our yards – horses going to and from their paddocks, Mark doing ‘Join Up’ with one of the horses, the regular shoeing which we do here ourselves, or one of the young horses being gently de-sensitized to rugs, bags, saddles, bridles, floats and so on. Children especially enjoy being able to walk around the yards to meet the horses, watching them roll in the round yard after a ride, seeing how they are saddled up or their rugs put on.
Yarramba has an extremely high emphasis on safety. Introductory tuition is always given to riders in our arena before going out, giving inexperienced riders the opportunity to learn how to have basic control of the horse, how to walk and trot the horse, give direction and stop.
This is very unusual for trail riding establishments – all too often people are taken trail riding with no instruction given whatsoever, which means people also miss out on the opportunity to learn how to interact and control the horse for themselves.
Experienced riders appreciate being able to have a few minutes in the arena to familiarize themselves with their horse and saddle being going out into the bush.
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