Horse Back Riding, trail rides and pony camp at Lakeside Ranch - Hot Spot Florida
HORSEBACK RIDING AT LAKESIDE RANCH
Lakeside Ranch is home to one of the largest herds of the mythic Mountain Horse. From exceptional bloodlines, we produce high quality Mountain Horses, legendary for their gentle disposition and smooth gait. Most of our customers are drawn to the Mountain Horse for its gentle temperament, smooth gait and exceptional beauty. Virtually all of our horses originate from double and triple registered Mountain Horses (see Mountain Horse History) carefully bred for these sought-after characteristics. Our foals are developed to foster the Mountain Horse's natural affinity for learning and human interaction. They are gently handled as foals and yearlings, slowly started under saddle as two year olds and finally painstakingly finished for the trail rider who is looking for a naturally smooth ride on a beautiful horse. Mountain Horses became famous and admired for their sure-footedness which they proved in climbing and traversing the slick granite slopes and narrow mountain passes of Kentucky. This feature is no less important to those of us who live in the flatlands. Cypress swamps and grass flat ponds present their own challenges, to which the Mountain Horses respond with dexterity and flair. Whether your riding venue of choice is high lands or flat lands, riding or driving, Mountain Horses will move you through the terrain, in comfort and style.
Scenic guided tours through the pastures of Lakeside Ranch, a beautiful 400 Acres wooded ranch with lakes, adjacent to the Van Der Valk Golf Resort. Your morning tour starts off with an introduction to the mountain horses, some instruction and valuable riding tips, followed by a 2 hour trail ride over the Ranch. There will be a 30 minute break for a pick-nick or just to relax and enjoy the view and weather. During the ride you will have the opportunity to see the famous Mountain Horse herd, the Ranches’ mythic stallions and world class brood mares share some of the most splendid landscape with wildlife native to Citrus County. Total time for this trail ride is approximately 3 hours.
For the younger riders, Lakeside Ranch offers a pony camp. The beginners will have a meet and greet with the mini horses, they will be brushing manes and saddle the ponies. After which they will be able to ride and play with them. The pony camp will be in the morning hours. (minimum of 4 children)
The Lakeside Ranch offers Farm tours by horse drawn carriage. Your tour guide will point out many features of the horse breeding operation, you will observe the horses in their natural habitat and you may see impressive Florida Wildlife. The tour is 1 hour.
To make a reservation or for more information: call the frontdesk (+1)352-637-1140 or e-mail email@example.com
Location: at Resort
Available: Year round Monday through Friday 9:00 am till 6:00 pm
Reservation: Yes, day before or sooner