Day Rides Gold Coast Horse Riding in Mudgeeraba
DO YOU ENJOY RIDING THROUGH THE BUSH AND ALONG THE BEACH ?
We ride once per month (usually the 3 rd Sunday) from February to November, in a variety of great locations including Fingal Beach, Tallebudgera Valley rainforest, trails through Mudgeeraba, Nerang State Forest, and a sprawling cattle property at Canungra.
These rides average 3 – 4 hours in the saddle with lunch stops either along the way (so we take our own ‘saddlebag lunch’ ) or at a cafe or restaurant. Other family members or friends are encouraged to come and meet us for lunch even if they are not riders. It can be a day out for the whole family !
All trails are ridden and assessed just prior to our scheduled ride to ensure they are safe for all.
You are not required to become a member to be able to ride with us, you are welcome to ride as a day visitor for $20 per rider per day (for Insurance).
If this sounds like your sort of riding then you would certainly enjoy being a part of our trail club !
GO TO OUR ” UPCOMING EVENTS” PAGE FOR DETAILS OF OUR NEXT RIDE.
Trail Riding Australia Pre-Ride Check List :
- Personal medication, i.e. epi-pen, asthma puffer.
- Inform the Ride Leader and First Aid Officer of any relevant medical issues in case of emergency. Are you fit to ride ?
- Drinking water, even for a short ride, and snacks. BUT – leave no rubbish behind!
- Floating tip: place a shovel of sawdust/bark chips on floor behind horse. This will help absorb a little of the moisture and help minimise slipping.
- Is all stitching on bridle and saddle in good shape?
- Are buckles and tongues working smoothly?
- No cracks in bridle, reins, and stirrup leathers?
- No burs /rust flakes on bits?
- Check saddle cloths, girths, breastplates and leg wraps for burs, seeds, dirt, etc
- Always carry a halter and lead rope. Never tie a horse by the reins, or by lead rope attached to the bit.
- Personal horse first aid kit: roll of “vetwrap”, padding, Betadine or similar.
- Are shoes on tight and hooves cleaned out?
- Are horse boots correctly fitted and free of mud and dirt?
- Barefoot: Are hooves healthy, maintained and conditioned for the type of trail you are riding?
Take note of any horses with ribbons in their tails: red for kickers, green for new horses. It is your responsibility to keep a safe distance from other horses !