Thursday, November 15, 2018

Horseback Riding

More than 800 miles of trail allow exploration of areas by horseback on trails into areas that would otherwise be inaccessible.

(See information on hiking trails as horses may share most developed hiking trails http://www.tracks-pinetop-lakeside.org/.)

The Tracks Organization have developed 180 miles of trails that are cared for by their organization for the use of the those who love to enjoy the forest lands and appreciate the trails, and join with other users keeping them pristine.

Riding is usually done in the same areas as hiking since separate trails are not provided. If you need to tie you horses they should be tied to a rope stretched between trees, not directly to live trees so as to not damage the bark or roots that could potentially kill the tree..

Corrals are located at Gabaldon, KP Cienega, and Strayhorse Campgrounds.

Horse Rentals available at: Hanagan Meadow Hwy 191 22 mi. S Alpine 339-4370

Lee Valley Campground during summer season.

Wiltbank

Trail Rides & Pack Trips 38735 Hwy 373 Greer 928-245-0171

Porter Mountain Stable Porter Mt. Road 368-5306

Pinetop Lakes Equestrian Center 5475 Buck Springs Rd Pinetop 369-1000

Rock-N Horse Ranch Year round , Indoor riding arena, 242-1113 Show Low 537-8900

Shaka-D-Tree Ranch Indoor arena, Horsemanship training, roping and cutting practice etc.

5528 Blue Sky Ranch Rd. off Woodruff/Hay Hollow Rd 243-4491

Sheeps Crossing Campground during summer

Snowy Ridge Ranch Show Low 537-8336

Torreon Resort Show Low S on Hwy 60

Horseback / Steeper trails : Blue River, Escudilla Mountain , Mt. Baldy, old logging roads, cross country

Trails: Pole Knol l Trail off Hwy 260, a few miles past Sunrise turn off,

Mt Baldy trails both off Hwy 273 going towards Big Lake,

Round Valley Sipe, Wenima and Grasslands,

Spring Creek Trails off Sky HI road in Pinetop,

Blue Ridge Trail beginning at Scotts Reservoir and Los Burros Trail off Forest Service Road 224 behind McNary.

Or anywhere on the National Forest .

You could have a lot more horse activity and fun if you join the White Mountain Horseman’s Association:

White Mountain Horsemen’s Association
Business Location:
P. O. Box 3374
Show Low, AZ 85902-3374
Phone: (928) 536-9110
Member Benefits Include: Trail Rides, Overnight Camp outs, Youth Encouragement Parades, Gymkhanas, Steak Dinners, Cowboy Breakfasts, Parades, Trail Development and preservation, Clinics and Shows.