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Ride Retired Racehorses at Lake Fork

Yantis, United States

Experience hosted by Valerie

90 minsHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

Our experience is not your typical nose-to-butt trail ride. While we keep the riding in the arena, we still have a lot of fun, as our horses have personalities! Guests will learn basic horsemanship skills. You will get to ride our retired racehorses and rescue horses in our arena and complete a mini obstacle course. Our focus is on beginners, but guests of all riding abilities are welcome! For experienced riders, this is your chance to try a different discipline! We ride English, dressage and western. Our goal is to introduce guests to horses and equestrian sports with a focus on safety and fun.

Depending on the age and comfort level of guests, we may keep you on a lead line or lunge line. We are all about making your introduction to horses safe and comfortable. We have horses of varying skills and energy levels and will match guests with horses accordingly.

**If the times don't match your travel schedule, feel free to contact me as we are flexible!**
Other things to note
All guests will be required to sign a liability release. Horses are inherently dangerous animals. All riders will be required to wear helmets.
Our experience is not your typical nose-to-butt trail ride. While we keep the riding in the arena, we still have a lot of fun, as our horses have personalities! Guests will learn basic horsemanship skills. You will get to ride our retired racehorses and rescue horses in our arena and complete a mini obstacle course. Our focus is on beginners, but guests of all riding abilities are welcome! For experienced riders, this is your chance to try a diff…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Helmets

Meet your host, Valerie

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 6 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am the founder of Lake Fork Stables, a 501c3 charity, that provides free and reduced rate riding lessons for low income, autistic and military kids via our Riders Up! program. I have a BS in Equine Business from West Texas A&M University and have over 25 years of equine experience. Proceeds from our experiences support our nonprofit programs.
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Where you'll be

Lake Fork Stables is our horse farm and horse boarding facility. We are about 1 and a half hours East of Dallas (depending on which part of the metroplex you are in.) Guests will be able to experience the daily activities that go into preparing horses for riding including grooming, tacking and riding in our arena. If you need a place to stay, we have onsite accommodations as well!

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 6 reviews.

Rene
April 2021
Such a great experience if you’ve never ridden a horse before! My guide was super knowledgeable in what she was doing and easy to get along with and talk to! You can see the passion she has for the horses and it translates into her work ethic and positive attitude! Thank y’all soo much!
Such a great experience if you’ve never ridden a horse before! My guide was super knowledgeable in what she was doing and easy to get along with and talk to! You can see the passio…
Jenn
December 2018
Great experience with one on one work with the horses! The horses were so sweet compared to other ones I’ve met in the past. Valerie is very patient and sweet.
Dai
December 2018
We were so excited to touch and ride lovely horses. The lesson was so amazing and kind. If we have a chance, we hope to come back again.
Jette
November 2018
This was really fun! Warning to guests with thick hair: you will need to find some way to tame it so it fits in a horse riding helmet. We probably spent about 10 minutes just getting a helmet to fit my over my hair, haha! That being said, my horse was very cute and Valerie is a great teacher. I think it's a great deal to ride a horse for over an hour for this price. What was really nice was that I was the only one in the session, so I was tended to very well!
This was really fun! Warning to guests with thick hair: you will need to find some way to tame it so it fits in a horse riding helmet. We probably spent about 10 minutes just gett…
Trevor
March 2021
We had a fantastic time meeting Valerie, Audrey, and the horses.
Kyle
October 2019
This was a great experience. Valerie is very friendly and knowledgeable. Thank you!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Boots are preferable, but closed toe shoes at a minimum.

Horseback riding is more comfortable in jeans.