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90 Minute Western Trail Ride for Two in the New Forest National Park

A really nice Experience in New Milton, Hampshire.

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Take a gentle horse ride together through the pictureque woodlands of the New Forest National Park. Beginners and experts alike are welcome. The day starts in the arena with a lesson which will cover the basics and introduce each rider to his noble steed. Riders will then head out together on the trail, which will take them across open forest, woodland, tree lined avenues, fields of wild ponies and leafy glades. It’s common to encounter herds of wild deer and, sometimes, one of the herds of highland cattle. Learn the Western Saddle style of riding for a comfortable and easy experience. It lasts a total of 90 minutes, giving the newly fledged cowboys and cowgirls plenty of time to get a real taste for life on the trail. Yee-hah!


Tuesday to Friday, between March and October.


In the instance of snow, ice, thunder or strong winds, bookings may be cancelled. Please call ahead if unsure.

How long does the experience last?

Your day begins at either 9am, 1pm or 3.30pm depending on availability. The day will include up to four hours riding. Please arrive on time; late arrivals cannot always be accommodated and refunds are not possible.

How many other people?

This is an experience for two people. Share the ride with up to six other enthusiasts plus an instructor.

Can I take people to watch?

Family and friends are welcome to come along to watch the start in the arena and enjoy a cup of tea. However, they won’t be able to see the ride once it has left for the forest.

What do I wear?

Wear a long-sleeved top, long trousers and sturdy boots or shoes with a small heel (trainers and flat shoes aren’t suitable). Dress with the weather in mind. Bring a riding hat if you have one; if not, one will be provided.

Are there any restrictions?

Minimum age 12. Minimum height 5′. Maximum weight 15 stone. Unsuitable for pregnant women. Riding may be unsuitable for some disabilities and anyone with visual or hearing impairments, therefore please check before booking.

Anything Else?

Traffic congestion at Lyndhurst can add considerable time to weekend or holiday journeys. All western trails are mixed ability and are conducted at a gentle pace: walk and jog only. Complete beginners welcome. Cameras can’t be taken on the ride.

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