Rides | Horse Treks
"Wonderful guides... Breathtaking setting"
“Wonderful guides (and amazing with the kids) in a breathtaking setting. Love that the new owner is an expert in natural horsemanship and they do not use metal bits with their horses.”
The Easy Rider Experience
Adult: $189 pp Child: $159 pp
A trail ride for everybody, even the kids! This is a relaxing, slow paced trek that allows you to explore the coveted landscapes of the Glenorchy river systems with its dramatic mountain backdrop.Great for the whole family. Walk only ride | Family discounts available.
Child price: Age 5-14 | Ages 5-7 on a lead line + $30 (Children must be accompanied by an adult)
Please Note: As this is an education based adventure, at least one rider in your group must have sufficient English and be able and willing to translate all instructions and exchanges between the Guides and other members of their group.
Photo packages available at checkout.
* We require a minimum of 24 hours notice for bookings that require special assistance including disabilities.
Once you arrive our friendly, experienced team will get you "geared up" and take you through an introduction to our horses and how we communicate with them. You'll have a chance to meet and bond with your horse before heading out for the easy ride along the valley and river systems. There's no more magical experience than venturing through the wilderness with you and your horse in harmony together!
This ride is walking only.
River crossings are subject to weather conditions and may not be possible on certain days of the year.
We are located in the Dart Valley, Glenorchy. You will need to allow 1 hour to drive from Queenstown.
Transport / Transfers:
Unavailable at this time.
Our horses are not machines, and they have been trained with particular cues and communication. We don’t kick or yank our horses and you’ll be asked to use the methods that they are familiar with when you ride with us.
Our rider weight limit is 105kg, allowances for riders outside of this weight limit may be granted for experienced riders or for shorter rides, depending on the riders’ weight. Any allowances made by Lighthorse must be granted in writing and will be checked on the day.
We have different sized horses for different sized people. But at the end of the day, horse riding is still an athletic activity and you need to be able to get on and get off safely without hurting yourself or the horse. Please be honest about your weight and ability as there will be no refunds if you’re turned away from your ride because inaccurate information was provided. If in doubt (call us) to discuss your needs prior to booking.
Cancellations must be made with a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to the day of your booked ride to qualify for a booking re-schedule or refund. Cancellations and booking changes made after 30 days, but prior to 24 hours will incur a 10% of the total booking fee, cancellations and changes made within 24 hours of the day of your booked ride are non-refundable.
Arrival times: Please note: that the check-in for your ride is 30 minutes prior to the ride start time. Being late may result in you missing your ride, for which no refund will be given. Please arrive promptly at the check-in time.
All terms and conditions can be found here: https://www.lighthorseadventures.com/terms-conditions/
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