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Horseback Riding

It’s hard to describe the splendor of a horseback ride throughout the trails, mountains, and valleys of West Virginia.  The best way to understand the magnificence of a ride is well… to enjoy one for yourself.

There are several stables and trail riding services around Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins and they can provide all the riding gear, training, and guides you need to have an amazing day on horseback.

Yokum’s Seneca Rocks Stables

Visitors to Pendleton County, who would like to take in the breathtaking vista from atop Seneca Rocks, can do so without the exertion of hiking the trail to the top. Go by horse and enjoy a leisurely ride.

Yokum’s Seneca Rocks Stables has gentle, well-trained, sturdy horses to carry you there and back.

First-time riders are no problem. Experienced guides go with you on every ride. The trail is a gradual scenic climb, and parents can be assured that children six and up will find the adventure an experience to treasure.

Yokum’s Seneca Rocks Stables is located on WV Rt. 28 a half-mile north of Seneca Rocks, West Virginia — behind Yokum’s Restaurant and Motel. Look for the sign that points the way to the paved driveway entrance that leads to the bridge over the North Fork and on to the stables..

Call to reserve your ride, or fill out the reservation form and send it to us. Rides are scheduled for Thursdays through Sundays. The horses rest for the remainder of the week. Although we have 25 horses, not all are alway available. The earlier you make your reservation, the better your chance of securing a horse for the desired day and time of departure. Spur of the moment rides are occasionally possible, due to cancellations, but be sure to arrive 45 minutes early to give staff enough time to round up and saddle a horse.

Please visit our information page. We think most of the commonly asked questions will be answered there for you.

For reservations call the office at (304) 567-2466 or (304) 668-0650

Mountain Trail Rides

Mountain Trail Rides is located on Freeland Road in Canaan Valley, just .25 mile off of Route 32, less than five minutes from Canaan Valley Resort State Park and Timberline Four Seasons Resort. Other nearby attractions include the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Blackwater Falls, Spruce Knob, Seneca Rocks, Seneca Caverns, Smoke Hole Caverns, the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Scenic Railroad, Cass Scenic Railroad, the National Radio Astronomy Observatory at Greenbank, and Deep Creek Lake in Maryland.

– No running or racing of horses is allowed.
– No smoking is allowed in or around the stable or hay storage areas.

Your Riding Group

Riding groups differ in size from 1 to 20 riders, but the average group is around 5-10 people. Many customers have never ridden horses before, but return from their ride feeling comfortable in the saddle. If you have never ridden a horse before, or have never ridden with western tack or saddle, do not worry. Your guide will show you what you need to know and give you pointers during the ride.

Your Horse

All horses are properly cared for, regularly exercised and generally well suited for use with novice riders. Sick, lame, undernourished or ill tempered horses are NOT used on trail rides.

What to Wear?

Customers may ride in whatever clothing and footwear most comfortable to you, but we do recommend long pants and closed-toe shoes with heels (avoid sandals). Don’t forget to dress warmly for cooler temperatures and bring along your sunscreen when necessary. Please don’t wear hats without chin straps on windy days!

Age & Weight Restrictions

Children ages 6-10 may go on the 1 hour and 1-1/2 hour rides only.

Children 10 and older may go on the 2 hour rides.

Children 14 and older may go on the Mountain Adventure Ride, if they have some previous riding experience.

Hand-led horse rides are available for children of all ages and disabilities for a cost of only $6.00.

Have little ones ages 3-5 who REALLY want to go on a trail ride? Give us a call at 304-866-4652 to talk about options to make both child and parent(s) happy!

Larger persons weighing more than 240 pounds MUST inform the stable of their weight in advance since we only have a limited number of horses capable of carrying heavier riders. Larger persons may be restricted to a 1 hour ride only at the discretion of the stable management.