• eat
  • shop
  • see
  • go
  • stay
  • daytrip
  • map
  • calendar
  • transport
  • weather
  • currency
  • tofrom

First Time Buckaroos

Photo by Scott Rowed

For young ones, horseback riding can be both exhilarating and intimidating. Fortunately, Bow Valley stables offer safe and fun first rides. Local outfitters (adjacent) provide services such as pony rides, ‘ponying’ (guide leads the horse and control reigns), pre-ride instruction, mounting blocks and wagon ride options. “Trail riding is one of the best ways for a child to explore the outdoors,” says Melanie Edmonds from Holiday on Horseback. — Nora O’Malley

Leave a Reply