Horseback Riding in Red River, NM

mule and horseback riding in Red River

If you have never been horseback riding, the idea can be intimidating. However, you shouldn’t let the fear of a large animal stop you from experiencing something so calming and enjoyable. The trails in Red River were made to be explored by ROV, foot, or hooves. Up high on the back of a horse, your eyes will drift over the beautiful scenery, and you will experience instant tranquility. It’s part of the Relax, Rejuvenate, and Recharge Red River experience! 

Options for Horseback Riding in Red River

Riders of all backgrounds and skill levels can find the perfect package when visiting Red River. Between the multiple companies that provide horseback riding, you can ride up to Wheeler Peak, Middle Fork Lake, or cruise through the Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski Area. The local guides are friendly and very knowledgeable about the areas you are riding through. Bobcat Pass Adventures has different horseback adventures on a private ranch off of Bobcat Pass. One-hour rides are perfect for beginners and children looking to “ride a horsey.” If you want a longer ride or want to experience more of what horseback riding can offer, look into the 2-3 hour trail rides or even an all-day ride. 

Horseback Riding Connects You to Red River’s Nature

Horseback riding is a great way to connect with nature. Not only will you be connecting with the horse that you are riding, but you will also be riding along some of the most beautiful trails that Red River has to offer. Red River Stables offers a variety of guided horseback tours, something for everyone in the family. Riding a horse gives you somewhat of a feeling of freedom and excitement as you saddle up and put your trust in a beautiful creature. As you’re riding, you can imagine what it was like a century ago, riding through Red River as a mining town.

Plan Ahead For Horseback Riding in the Mountains

You should be prepared for any type of weather during the summer and fall months in Red River. Bring a rain jacket and a water bottle, as mountain weather can be unpredictable. Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes—no sandals! You will want to capture this moment, so bring your camera/phone and take a lot of photos and videos of you riding. Make your reservations early, as they tend to book up days in advance. It can be especially hard to find availability for large groups. 

Horseback Riding Safety

The safety of your family during your trip is a top priority. Liability forms may be required before you can saddle up, but this is for your own safety. Age restrictions may also apply, and that will all depend on where you decide to go for a horseback riding adventure. Please call the two horseback riding companies mentioned in this blog if you have any other questions.

An enchanting journey awaits you in the Carson National Forest, where you will find yourself surrounded by wildlife, breathtaking landscapes, and the thrill of horseback riding with loved ones. Whether you’re a seasoned rider or just starting to ride, there is no better way to experience Red River than a horseback ride.

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