What you'll do
Prior to embarking, we will connect via Airbnb to introduce you to the animals, chat about your riding experience, and any concerns, desires, or expectations you may have for the trails at The Crow's Nest. Trails are located along the Clackamas River. We will discuss preparation, safety, meal planning, and other related necessities; appropriate attire, personal supplies, and communication devices. We will set a departure / location time. Related materials to the riding area will be provided. The host is on site with all necessary riding tack and trail horse. The host will provide a safety review. The host will provide an instructional to 'tacking' the horse for trail riding. The host will check all necessary equipment and related items before mounting. The host will provide a basic tutorial on managing the horse safely while mounted. Riders will engage in some basic ground work followed by basic riding fundamentals under saddle before embarking on the trail ride. The host's goal is to tailor your ride to your level of experience, confidence, and athleticism. Horse trails will provide an intimate view to the forest, rivers, lakes, and other scenic areas that represent the best of the Pacific Northwest. Active and engaged riding is the goal; not something you can access from typical 'horse rental' outfits. Local, familiar, and knowledgeable!
I am an avid Western Pleasure trail rider. I have ridden and owned horses since I was a teen. I have significant experience taking all levels of riders out on the trails near and about our property. I provide a safe, tailored, and all inclusive experience for those interested in getting back in the saddle and viewing the Pacific Northwest from this unique vantage point. I have 13+ years of knowledge of the local riding areas. I can provide hauling support, comprehensive guidance, leading, and one additional horse. The Crow's Nest can support 4 additional horses and towing vehicles / trailers for those interested in bringing their own mounts. Many of us have experience riding and simply can't invest the time or energy into owning horses. This experience will provide quality saddle time, on sound & athletic horses in your chosen context.
The host will provide a Full Cab Dodge Ram 3500 as the towing vehicle to a two horse Featherlite trailer. The truck can fit…
The host will provide a horse with all necessary travel, riding, and safety supplies. There are several items to choose from…
Where you'll be
The host will guide you to a local horse trail located within the Clackamas River Recreational area. The trails will provide for riding within a forest, along a river, lake, and destination water feature along with all the beauty nature has to offer. **If you are riding your own horse(s), the skill and experience of the horse and rider is considered. Oregon Horse Trail riding books are provided for review about location, terrain, and distance.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 1 guest ages 18 and up can attend. Guests should have prior riding experience. Advanced beginner to Intermediate Levels. Overnight stays with your own animals and related equipment is encouraged. The Crow's Nest Airbnb studio is available on site…
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
I have one horse available for guest experience use. I am open to negotiation of horse use based on riding experience and the numbers in your party. Persons bringing their own animals are encouraged to book The Crow's Nest for comfortable stay with your horses and more flexibility in riding time.
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