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lead horse pony rides

Kids lead pony rides are a wonderful experience for all the family and a great way to introduce younger children to the magic of horse riding.

We’ll show you how to lead your horse before you set off on your self-lead walk. Your little one will be grinning from ear to ear up in the saddle.

We predominantly use horses, rather than ponies, for our kids pony rides. Why is this? It’s far more important to select a lead horse based on their temperament and overall suitability for young children rather than their size. Only the most dependable horses who have a long history of being ridden by young children are used.

The kids will love it and will be begging for a horse of their very own! A great activity for a family day out.

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Helmets are compulsory for all riders. Helmets can be hired for an additional $5 fee.

Have Your Own Certified Helmet? Present your current Australian Standards approved (AS/NZ 3838) or recognised equivalent horse riding helmet for inspection on the day of your activity.  Non expired, AS/NZ certification label must be visible to receive a refund of your helmet hire fee.

We recommend wearing full length pants. Jodhpurs, moleskins or jeans are ideal.

Fully enclosed footwear such as riding boots or shoes with a flat sole and small heel is best. Riding boots are available to hire or you can wear sneakers however they are not recommended. Sandals, thongs or large bulky shoes with a heavy tread are not permitted.

For safety reasons backpacks, handbags etc are not to be worn whilst riding.

Remember to bring sunscreen, insect repellent and a brimmed hat.

Minimum age is 3 years.

For safety and animal welfare, there is a maximum weight limit of 100kg

Please be aware that our maximum weight limit may be lower than 100kg and is subject to variation according to what horses are available for riding on the day of your visit.

We are unable to guarantee that a suitable horse will be available on the day of your visit however every effort will be made to provide you with a suitable horse.

In addition to a rider’s weight, we do also take into account a rider’s height to weight ratio, riding experience, general muscle tone and fitness when assessing whether we have a suitable horse available.

2 adults required for children aged 3 & 4 years. 1 adult required for children aged 5-12 years

Important Information. Please note: All participants, or guardians acting on behalf of minor participants, are required to sign a contract which includes a waiver of liability and important information describing some of the risks of the activity before being permitted to participate in any of our adventure activities.  Please click here to read a copy of the contract. To review terms and conditions of your booking and participation in Glenworth Valley activities, please click Terms & Conditions


Lead Horse Pony Rides

quick summary

Ages: 3 – 12 years

Weight limit: 100kg

Experience: First timer to advanced riders

Type: Self-guided. Supervised by parent/guardian

Price: From $45-$75. Higher rates apply on public holiday long weekends

Includes: Horse. Can be shared between 4 children (1 hour), or between 2 children (30 minutes). Note: 2 adults are required to lead the horse for children aged 3 & 4 years (1 adult required to lead for children aged 5-12 years).

Extras: Helmets are compulsory for all riders and can be hired for an additional $5 fee. Boot hire. Wet weather poncho.

Available: Daily

Check in: 30 minutes prior

Duration: 1 hour mid week, 30 minutes weekends and Public Holidays

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