60-MINUTE | 90-MINUTE Ride Options
Enjoy a very scenic horseback ride through the oaks and pines of Horsetail Ranch in Creston (only 15 minutes from Hwy 101), with many elevation changes and gorgeous 360 degree views of vineyards and lush country side. The ride takes you around a private, remote lake, with the potential to see lots of native wildlife. Start and finish at our beautiful and clean, yet rustic western styled barn, which houses many different breeds of horses, as well as many friendly farm animals to interact with. The Horsetail Ranch Ride captures the true essence of the country lifestyle.
This ride also comes with complimentary wine tasting vouchers to either Cass Winery or Ancient Peaks Winery.
60 | 90 | 120 minute ride Experience
Enjoy a horseback ride through the vineyard at Cass Winery, experiencing the different colors of the growing season. Backed by rolling hills and surrounded by vines, this ride has mild terrain, allowing the rider to relax and take in the scenery. The second half of the ride drops into the riverbed which has deep sand and a single track trail that takes the riders through some gorgeous big Oak tree sections. The ride circles back around and completes at the Cass tasting room, where guests can savor phenomenal food offerings and complimentary wine tasting. Perfect for those who want to experience horseback riding, vineyards and great food & wine in one splendid location.
pace may be increased at wranglers discretion.
2 Hour Experience - ONLY AVAILABLE oN SUNDAYS
Enjoy a very scenic, hilly two hour horseback riding excursion circumnavigating the historic Halter Ranch Vineyard on the west side of Paso Robles. The ride takes you around the large pond, wildlife corridors and all 281 acres of the vineyard, which has amazing views of the 2000 acre property. Enjoy a cheese and charcuterie platter and start your tasting at a remote hillside picnic area which overlooks the vineyard, winery and tasting room, created exclusively for the horseback tours. Finish the ride in the very grand Halter Ranch tasting room to finish enjoying your full tasting of all the current release wines. This is an elite property and winery, which makes for a very special horseback riding experience.
1 Hour | 2 Hour Experience
Enjoy a lush, woodsy horseback ride around the Calcareous Vineyard Estate on the prestine west side of Paso Robles wine country. This ride takes you around the property which features 480 acres of incredible hilltop views of downtown Paso Robles, the surrounding country side and vineyards. The ride also takes you through dense canopys along the creek bed, rich in vegetation and wildlife. Calcareous is known for its unique soil, as well as open land which allows the wildlife to run free. Different trail patterns allow for flexibility of ride durations. The 2 hour ride features a private tasting, overlooking the Vineyards and City of Paso Robles. This ride is great for those who seek a very authentic trail ride experience on a breath taking piece of land, paired with complimentary fabulous wine tasting.
Enjoy a unique, more technical, single track trailride around the front side of Santa Margarita Lake, which lies just south-east of the historic town of Santa Margarita. The trail mainly faces to the north, which keeps it mostly shaded and allows the vegetation to stay much greener than other trails in the area. The ride is a loop, with many switchbacks and steep elevation changes. It takes guests high above the lake, showcasing spectacular views of the lake and rock formations. This is a more advanced ride and caters to riders who are looking to experience a visually interesting , remote excursion in a stunning location. Comes with complimentary wine tasting at Ancient Peaks tasting room in Santa Maragarita to be used after the ride.
*for intermediate to advanced riders only
*strict weight limits apply
4 Hour Experience
This ride is a very unique excursion and by far the most time in the saddle of all the rides available. Guests start out at the Blinn Ranch trailhead close to the monumental Pozo Salon, and ride to Horse Camp, where customized lunch and beverages are provided. Horse Camp has corals, a bathroom, picnic tables and clean access to the waters edge. The terrain is mostly fire roads and wider trails, but does offer a tight single track section that leads to the camp area. The ride winds along the waters edge, featuring lush landscape to take in, as well as open views of the remote country side, and lots of wildlife. Guests are able to have the freedom to explore around a little off trail, and pick up the pace at the wranglers discretion. This ride is perfect for groups looking for a personal experience that focuses on their interactions with each other, and nature. Truly an amazing way to see a less discovered part of the beautiful SLOCAL. This ride also comes with complimentary wine tasting at Ancient Peaks Winery in historic Santa Margarita to be used after.