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  • What should I expect during my first visit for a riding experience?
    Welcome to SOOFA Ranch! On your first visit, you'll be greeted by our friendly staff and given a brief orientation. We'll introduce you to our horses, match you with one that suits your experience and comfort level, and guide you through a serene riding journey tailored to your needs.
  • Do I need any prior horseback riding experience?
    Not at all! Our riding experiences are designed for individuals of all skill levels, from complete beginners to seasoned riders. Our skilled facilitators will ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone.
  • What should I wear for my riding experience?
    For your safety and comfort, we recommend long pants and closed-toe shoes. Don't forget to dress according to the weather, as our adventures continue rain or shine!
  • How long do the riding experiences last?
    Our standard riding experiences last approximately one hour, including preparation and cool-down time.
  • Are there age or weight restrictions for riders?
    For the safety of our guests and horses, we have a minimum age requirement of 9 years and a weight limit of 325 pounds. These guidelines ensure a positive experience for all participants.
  • Can I choose the horse I want to ride?
    While we try to accommodate preferences, our primary concern is the safety and compatibility between the horse and rider. Our experienced staff will select the most suitable horse for your riding experience.
  • Is it possible to have a private riding experience?
    Absolutely! We offer private riding experiences for those seeking a more personalized adventure. Please contact us in advance to arrange your private session.
  • What happens in case of bad weather?
    Safety is our top priority. In case of severe weather, we may reschedule your riding experience. We'll make every effort to notify you in advance and find a convenient time to reschedule.
  • Are there any health benefits to horseback riding?
    Definitely! Horseback riding can improve your physical health by enhancing balance, coordination, and core strength. It's also a great way to reduce stress and connect with nature.
  • How do I book a riding experience?
    Booking is easy! Visit our website, choose your preferred date and time, and complete the booking process. Feel free to contact us if you need assistance or have special requests.
  • Can I just show up and ride?
    No, we operate by appointment only. You can schedule your riding experience at
  • How many people can go out on a trail ride?
    We allow a maximum of 8 individuals in each time window that we have available.
  • What is the menu for the ride and picnic option?
    Menu Sample for the Ride and Picnic Chicken/Veggie wrap or sandwich Potato or pasta salad Chips Mini charcuterie board A Variety of desserts Sparkling cider or lemonade Water
  • I have a group of more than 20, is there a group rate?
    Larger groups may take advantage of our group discount. The group pricing is determined on an individual basis for each booking. The pricing for groups will vary depending on a few different criteria. We recommend giving the office a call to go over all of the particulars pertaining to your organization in order to improve our ability to assist both you and your group.
  • What is equine-assisted therapy?
    Equine-assisted therapy is a therapeutic approach that incorporates horses into the treatment process, facilitating emotional, mental, and behavioral growth and healing in a unique and powerful way.
  • Who can benefit from equine-assisted therapy?
    This therapy is beneficial for individuals of all ages dealing with a range of challenges, including stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and behavioral issues. It's also great for those seeking personal growth and improved emotional well-being.
  • Do I need to have experience with horses to participate in equine-assisted therapy?
    No prior experience with horses is necessary. Our therapy sessions are designed to be accessible and beneficial to everyone, regardless of their background with horses.
  • How does a typical therapy session work?
    A typical session involves interacting with horses through various activities, guided by our equine specialist and therapists. These activities are designed to reflect and work through your personal challenges, promoting insight and healing.
  • Are the therapy sessions individual or group-based?
    We offer both individual and group therapy sessions. Individual sessions provide personalized attention, while group sessions offer the added benefit of shared experiences and peer support.
  • How long does each therapy session last?
    Sessions typically last about one hour. This duration allows for meaningful interaction with the horses while respecting the emotional and physical energy of both participants and horses.
  • Is equine-assisted therapy safe?
    Safety is our utmost priority. Our therapy sessions are conducted in a controlled environment by experienced therapists and facilitators, ensuring a safe and supportive experience for all involved.
  • How often should I attend therapy sessions for the best results?
    The frequency of sessions can vary based on individual needs and goals. Our therapists will work with you to create a personalized plan that may range from weekly to monthly sessions.
  • Can equine-assisted therapy replace traditional therapy?
    While equine-assisted therapy can be incredibly effective, it's often used in conjunction with traditional therapy methods. It's best to consult with your therapist to determine the most suitable approach for your needs.
  • How do I get started with equine-assisted therapy at SOOFA Ranch?
    Starting is easy. Contact us to schedule an initial consultation where we'll discuss your needs and goals and plan your therapy journey. We're here to support you every step of the way.
  • What types of riding lessons do you offer?
    We offer a variety of lessons tailored to different skill levels and interests, including beginner basics, advanced riding techniques, and specialized disciplines. Let us know what you're interested in, and we'll find the perfect fit for you.
  • How often should I take lessons to improve my riding skills?
    Consistency is key to improvement. We recommend weekly lessons to steadily progress, but we can also accommodate bi-weekly or monthly schedules based on your needs and goals.
  • What is the typical duration of a riding lesson?
    Each lesson typically lasts an hour, which includes time to warm up and cool down. We believe this duration allows for substantial learning without overwhelming the rider or the horse.
  • How do I know which level of lesson to sign up for?
    If you're unsure about your level, don't worry! Our instructors will assess your skills during the first lesson and place you in the appropriate level to ensure a challenging yet enjoyable learning experience.
  • What should I bring to my riding lesson?
    Just bring yourself, dressed in comfortable riding attire, and we'll take care of the rest, including helmets and any other necessary equipment. If you have your own riding gear, feel free to bring it along.
  • How do I schedule my riding lessons?
    Scheduling is simple. Visit our website to view available slots or contact us directly to discuss your preferences. We're here to accommodate your schedule to the best of our ability.
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