Kid and Family Rides - Circle Z Ranch

Kid and Family Rides

When we have groups of kids, we like to give them some time away from their parents so they can have fun with their horses and friends. Our wranglers are excellent with children, and enjoy taking them on adventure-filled rides. If your child is new to riding, or needs a refresher, we have an arena where a wrangler will take them for instruction to get them comfortable before going out on the trails. They are welcome to come on down to the corrals before the rides go out to help groom and tack up their horses under the watchful eyes of our wranglers.

In addition to going out on the trails, many youngsters love spending time mastering some horsemanship skills over at our Creek Ranch property. Here we have barrel racing, pole bending, team penning, and other exciting horseback games!

We also love putting together family rides! Just let our corral manager know that you want to go out together as a family and we will be happy to arrange this for you.

On Saturdays after our chuck-wagon lunch we have a Piñata for the kids. Blind-folded by the wrangler and armed with a bat, the kids take turns seeing who can break the candy free first! The wranglers have just as much fun hoisting up the Piñata out of reach as the kids do trying to hit it.

Children must be six years old to ride out on the trails. For younger children, our pony Chiquita loves to be groomed and ridden on a lead line. We have helmets at the corrals for children’s use, and these are required to be worn by guests 17 and under.

Regardless of previous experience, your child will leave the ranch with a new appreciation for our four-footed friends and a few horse-tales to embellish! Hundreds of kiddos have learned to ride horses at the Circle Z and carry these memories for a lifetime