How old/ big does my child need to be to go on the trail?
We follow NH state guidelines for child safety; our restrictions follow that any child can participate in a trail ride if they meet ALL of the following:
          -Minimum age: 8 years old                         -Maximum age: management discretion
          -Minimum height: 4'6 (54 inches)              -Maximum height: 6'4
          -Minimum weight: 70 pounds                    -Maximum weight: 225 (NO exception)

Frequently asked questions

How old does my child have to be to go for a pony ride?
          -Pony rides are appropriate for children between the ages of 3-7 years old.
           -The child must be able to sit up alone, unassisted. 
​What time should I be there for a pony ride?
        Pony rides are recommended to come between trail ride arrival/departure times.
         This will be the shortest wait time.  If call to ask about a recommended time be
         advised you will  be given only a suggested time; as animals are living creatures they
         are not predictible like automated rides!
         So please be patient and understanding if there is a wait, so that the animals can   
         receive a needed break or bucket of water! :)
What time do I need to be there for a trail ride?
          -30 minutes prior to Ride start time.
          -This will give enough time to fill out release of liability and get fitted for helmets. 
What if we are running late?
          -Due to the popularity of the programs we cannot accept late arrivals and the
            tour will not wait.
What if the weather is bad?
          -The Ride will go rain or shine. If for any reason White Mountain Horseback Riding
           closes due to weather you would be refunded in full.
Where does the ride go?
          -The ride leaves the yard, heads towards the Saco river on a private
           trail through the woods and along the fields; designated just for the horses.
How fast does the horse go?
          -​This is just a walking ride and the horses will not go faster then a walk.
           -We are a gentle ride for tourists to enjoy the beautiful White Mountains at a
            scenic pace on horseback. 
          The horses' health is our number one priority, and 5hours of walking 7days a
          week with beginner riders is more than enough work for them!  If you are looking
          for a more advanced ride we are unfortunately not that place. 
*Riders MUST check-in 30mins prior to ride time.
  1. Daily
    9:00 10:30 12:00 2:30 4:00
  2. Daily
    Availability To Be Determined daily. Offered first come, first served basis. Appropriate for ages 3-12yrs. If a trail ride is departing or arriving there will be a wait. *If you have more than one child, please be aware that this is offered one at a time.

Gate Closed 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Designated lunch / rest break for Horses & Staff.