How old/ big does my child need to be to go on the hour, or half hour tour?
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
          -Minimum height: 4'6 (54 inches)
          -Minimum weight: 70 pounds

          -Maximum height: 6'4
          -Maximum weight: 225


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 3-12 years old.
           -The child must be able to sit up alone, unassisted. 
Do I have to sign anything prior to riding?
Liability Release
          -All guests must fill out a liability release form on-site.
          -Anyone under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign the release form.
What time do I need to be there at?
          -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.
Do I have to have prior experience riding horses?
          -No, this is a great experience,  for those who have never been or those who have
            been riding for years.   A beautiful, and unique view of our White Mountain trails.
If I do not want to ride, or I do not meet the restrictions can my child go without me?
          -If the child meets restrictions stated above and is under 13, there may be
            potential for a chaperone to ride in your place.  Call for more information.  Cost
            for the chaperone is the same a single rider.
          -If the child meets the restrictions and is 13 or older they could go without you as
            long as a parent or guardian signs a release of liability for the child
            (Management reserves the right to make all final decisions.)
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 is more than enough work for them!  If you are looking for a more advanced
          ride we are unfortunately not that place. 

SCHEDULED RIDE TIMES
  1. Daily
    HOUR
    9:00 10:30 12:00 2:30 4:00
  2. Daily
    HALF HOUR
    9:30 11:00 12:30 3:00 4:30
  3. Daily
    PONY
    First come, first served. Appropriate for ages 3-12yrs. If a trail ride is departing or arriving there may be a wait. If you have more than one child, please be aware that this is offered one at a time.

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