Horseback Riding for Kids
Our Barnyard is open daily, check the activity guide for days and times.
Alisal’s “‘Lil’ Riders’” program was designed especially for little ones new to the barnyard. Introduce your kids to ranching, wrangling, and riding in a controlled environment, where they can learn respect for horses and a newfound love for riding.
For your kids’ first time in the saddle, start with a gentle lead around, where wranglers will walk your child on-horseback around the barnyard. Then move along to a corral lesson, where wranglers focus on the basics of communicating with your horse. For more adventurous lil’ riders, Alisal offers an instructional trail ride that heads out of the corral but still focuses on horseback riding basics.
Rest Up for Your Ride
Ensure your kiddos are rested and ready to go. Our authentic ranch accommodations encircle the barn so you’ll never be far away from your next family adventure. Alisal’s nightly rate includes lodging, two meals daily, and alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages.
Kid’s Corral Lessons
30 minutes | $50 / rider (ages 4-6)
This 30 minute lesson is focused on getting children comfortable on horses and teaching the basics of how to communicate with and direct a horse while riding.
Available Year Round
Children younger than 7 years old can enjoy horseback riding on a lead around ride. A wrangler will lead your child around. Available daily at 10:30am.