Nature lovers vacationing in the Smokies all seem to want one thing: time away from the noise of everyday life. At Five Oaks Riding Stables, we make Gatlinburg horseback riding simple and fun for all ages, so you don’t have to have any experience before trail riding with us. Here are some simple tips to prepare to hit the trail, whether as a seasoned pro or a first-time rider.
Our guides are trained and experienced, so following the leader has never been easier. Over 70 acres have been preserved in our nature park, so it’s important to listen to the guides for a safe and fun ride.
As winter begins to fade away and sunshine streams in, don’t forget to grab sunscreen, especially for those who are fair skinned. Though an hour or two in the sun might not seem like much, sunscreen could be the difference between a comfortable ride and a sunburn.
Also make sure to stay hydrated. If a little one gets thirty during the ride, it may make the end of the trip miserable for parents and kids. Just grabbing a bottle of water is an important trail riding tip because there isn’t anywhere to drink until the guide returns the group back to the stables.
Last, check your pockets. Having a bulky wallet or stuffed pockets can make sitting uncomfortable. Riders don’t want to tote around a stuffed wallet or huge bag because it makes your seat stiff, and we want our riders to be as comfortable as possible.
Riders don’t have to have many tips to ride with Five Oaks because we do everything we can to have a thrilling and rejuvenating experience. Riders of all experience levels have had chosen our stables as one of the top attractions in the Smoky Mountains by TripAdvisor because we put safety first and fun as a close second.
If you’re ready to have an adventure with Five Oaks Riding Stables Gatlinburg horseback riding, we have rides from 10:00am to 5:00pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday through March 13, so you can reserve now to get the time you’d like. Beginning March 14, we’ll be taking trail rides seven days a week, so be sure to stop and see us while you’re in the Smokies.