Banshee Ranch offers guided trail rides to guests. Depending on the riding level of the group is the type of trail chosen. There are water crossings and small jumps available for the more adventurous trail groups as well as calm shady trails available for the novice groups.
All trail rides begin in the arena letting the riders get a feel for their horse. These horses do not simply follow in a line, they require interaction from the riders. Once your instructor feels satisfied everyone has control of their animal, the instructor will lead your party onto the trail ride.
Summer Camp: CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON SIGNING UP
Summer camp is for kids ages 5 to 18. The camp provides basic horsemanship skills, nature studies, crafts, swimming (with signed waiver), games, hiking, music, etc. This is a time for all the kids to come together and make new friends in the barn.
At Banshee we believe that it is important to create good horse-people, not just good riders. We want our students to learn good horsemanship, which includes leading, grooming, tacking, bathing and handling as well as just enjoying time in the saddle. The relationship between rider & horse is built on the ground as well as when on the horses back. Horseback riding is the only sport where an athlete is partnered with an animal and asked to perform. So we must keep in mind that horses are naturally flight animals. Because of this when working around horses we need to be calm, yet assertive to keep from making the horse fearful of a situation. This is where the fundamentals of good horsemanship is important. Respect, responsibility, and understanding of the horse is paramount. In the Our Horses tab we introduce you to our wonderful lesson horses that range from the gentlest souls, to the more advanced competitive horses. Lesson horses are chosen by the instructors based on their temperament and abilities. Each horse is adaptable to different riders.
Banshee Ranch offers Western lessons at all levels. We strive to use positive re-enforcement to encourage our student’s love of every discipline. While you are learning all the essentials of horsemanship you will also learn about discipline, respect, safety and the rich history surrounding horses. Learning will be paced to match each student’s ability. All students must sign release forms before starting lessons.
An instructor is available 7 days a week, mornings & evening lessons are available. To see which days a specific instructor is available please email us.
1. Students are responsible for providing their own helmets.
2. Students must wear a form of boot with a heel.
3. You MUST give 24 hours notice of cancellation for a lesson. You may reschedule within the month.
If 24 hours notice is not given, you will be charged for the lesson.
4. Our policy is to hold lessons rain or shine, the facility has a covered arena.
(Please click the links below for more information on available trainers)