Style of Riding & Group Size
We want you to experience the best horse back riding that Tsylos has to offer, it' fun!
We believe that the best riding is with small groups of people who have similiar levels of riding skills. The majority of our riders are intermediate to advanced riders allowing us to enjoy great canters. Saying that the majority of our riders are not use to riding 4-6 hours a day. Our trips are designed to build up the endurance of our riders. As the days progress so do everyones endurance and riding skills. We want to make sure everyone is comfortable and secure prior to some of our longer cantering ride. All riders must be able to walk, trot, canter, and get on and off their horse without assistance..If you are a little rusty, you might want to consider taking some horse riding lessons, or just spend some time in the saddle prior to your arrival.
Small Riding Groups
Our lodge caters to small groups of people and only takes 14 guests at a time, which is usually a mix of horse back riders and fly fishers, or riders and photographers in the fall. Our riding groups are usually between four to nine guests.
Tack & Riding Style
We use western saddles and tack. If you haven't experienced western before, there is nothing to worry about. It normally takes one or two days to transition, and three days to fall in love. Our guides are experienced horse people. They can help you make the transition from English riding to the Western riding style.
Horseback Riding Guides
Your guide will show you the proper horse cues and show you how to tack your horse up. The guides can ensure that you are matched with the right horse for your riding ability and personality. Our equipment and tack are well maintained and fitted to the individual horses.
Another key question is what you bring on your riding trip. We recommend what ever is the most comfortable for you to ride in. It’s your vacation. We ride in jeans, boots, shirt, and a Stetson. Many of our guests wear jodhpurs or other riding clothes. Helmets are great and we do recommend them, but the choice is yours.
The most important things to remember are ride in a boot or shoe with a heel, bring a good rain/cold jacket to tie on the saddle, have some kind of head cover (cowboy hat, baseball hat, helmet) to avoid branches and sun stroke and be comfortable.