Full Day Trail Ride

Blue Mountain Ridge Ride/ White Mountain Sky Tour

Trail Ride Details:

Those rides are ONLY for INTERMEDIATE, ADVANCED and FIT RIDERS! Reservations required; we offer two different Rides:

Blue Mountain Ridge Ride,

incl. accommodation, full catering $300

Climb up on to 5900 feet and trot some winding high ridges! This ride will take your breath away.

Total Ride Miles and Time: 14 miles, 24km, depending on the pace we go 5-8 hours,

Details: climbing, long stretches of trotting up and down hills in very remote areas, ascending 1800 feet, extremely challenging ride, weight limit 190 pounds. Afterwards we treat you with a lunch !   Free accommodation!

White Mountain Sky Tour,

incl. accommodation, full catering $350

Enjoy an amazing cross country ride opportunity-  begin this adventure trotting through an unspoiled wilderness forests, and finish up this riding day in a exotic desert terrain- with dramatic views over mountain tops, and high desert city views! - free accommodation

Total Ride Miles and Time: 17 miles, depending on the pace we go 4-10 hours
Ride Details: walking, long stretches of trotting, very remote area, climbing- 1300 feet elevation and 1700ft descending, weight limit is 190 pounds. Afterwards we treat you with a lunch in a Biker Bar"Rock Inn "in our town of Lake Hughes!

 

Blue Mountain Ridge Ride

Arrive after six pm- one day before your ride! Accommodate free in our guest room. Test ride your horse this evening already, so we are ready for an early take off at dawn.

Riders meet their assigned horse in the ring. All our new rider's get a riding demonstration from our guide. You'll find plenty of time to try your mount out at a trot, we'll make sure the saddle fits your seat properly, and that you feel comfortable and safe on your mount.

Next morning we saddle up, to head out in to a remote wilderness!

Our ride begins with a slow warm up trot, to prepare our horses muscles for a long, steep elevation gain- up to 5800 feet. Experience a California  sunrise, while climbing up the Manzanita Mountain on Running Horse Ranch. Arrived half way on the ridge, our horses get a moment, to catch they're breath. From here we heading to the trail head of the world famous Pacific Crest Trail, climbing another two challenging miles. Impeccable breathtaking, scenic views hugging us from all around! You'll feel to be on top of the world.

On to the coming two miles-  balanced, confident, athletic, horse riders can be challenged if they wish, while zipping at a trot on this very winding, bending, hilly, up and down wilderness path. In addition riders will have to look out for upcoming branches. Bending balanced over the horse neck, side wards, or leaning back of your mount is required, to avoid sometimes the bushy branches. Most of our guest riders will break here a sweat!

Depending on the footing, we continue our ride, at a walk or trot, through oak forests, and crossing magical meadows. You'll be enjoying stunning views across the Mohave Desert to the Tehachapie Mountains,  and Los Padres National Forest. With some luck we maybe finding the possibility to watch some wildlife like deer, coyote or mountain lion.

The last four miles we descent to Sandberg.

Arriving at historical Sandberg, we untack our horses, offer them water, allow them to roll, and load them in the trailer. Before we haul back to the ranch we stop for a well deserved lunch in the small city of Gorman.

Your saddle bags will be equipped with a bottle of water.

Running Horse Ranch Sandberg Ride

Running Horse Ranch Sandberg Ride

 

White Mountain Sky Tour

 

Arrive after six pm- one day before your ride! Accommodate free in our guest room. Test ride your horse this evening already, so we are ready for an early take off at dawn.

Riders meet their assigned horse in the ring. All our new rider's get a riding demonstration from our guide. You'll find plenty of time to try your mount out at a trot, we'll make sure the saddle fits your seat properly, and that you feel comfortable and safe on your mount.

Next morning we saddle up, to head out in to a remote wilderness!

Our ride begins with a slow warm up trot, to prepare our horses muscles for a long, steep 1,250 feet elevation climb. Arrived on the ridge, the horses get a moment, to catch they're breath.

Once we reach the ridge you'll enjoy long stretches of trotting on the winding Pacific Crest Trail, heading towards Mexico.  We'll pass through oak forests, pine and cedar trees, and crossing magical meadows. You'll be enjoying stunning views across the desert to the Tehachapie Mountains, and Los Angeles. With some luck we maybe finding the possibility to watch some wildlife.

After we pass the Lion Mountain, we trot on the sandy, white fire road towards our little village Lake Hughes. Grand impeccable views, all across the Mohave Desert,- often joined by a strong wind breeze surrounding us, until we dip into that sleepy valley of our small town.

Arriving at the trailer, we untack our horses, offer them water, allow them to roll, and load them up in the trailer. Before we haul back to the ranch we stop for a well deserved lunch in a Biker Bar "Rock Inn" in our little town of Lake Hughes.

Your saddle bags will be equipped with a snack bar and a bottle of water.

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