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Black Mountain

Thank you for
a wonderful Trail Season.
See you next summer. 



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Horseback Riding
Closed for the Season 

Guided trail riding by horseback makes its triumphant return to the beautiful summer and fall landscape at Black Mountain! 

Reservations are required by phone only

Known for classic New England Skiing and Riding during the winter months, our slopes transform into gently winding paths and scenic pastures during the summer. Explore our ski area from the comfort of horseback and enjoy stunning mountain views, wildlife, and incredible foliage in the fall. This season we are keeping with a four (4) rider maximum per scheduled ride as we believe it's a more intimate riding experience for the group. See below for departure times, requirements and, weather dependent conditions.


  Please call ahead for pony rides; based on staff availability. Kids too young for mountain rides (11 and below) love our pony rides that meander near the beautiful base area. After horseback riding, enjoy the valley’s miles of rivers, hiking trails and mountain roads, or take in the quaint Jackson Village and the legendary Jackson Falls; only a few minutes drive away. Come enjoy a real mountain adventure with us this summer!

To accommodate all riders, reservations are required.

Call us at: (603) 383-4490 to reserve your date and time today!

Typical horseback riding season runs through mid-October weather permitting

Trail Rides

Closed for the Season

Rides Depart at:

10:00 AM

 11:30 AM

 1:00 PM

 2:30 PM

and 4:00PM. 

Group Ride/1 hr:  $70 per person

(max 4 people)

Private Ride/1 hr:  $130 per person

(max 2 people)

Ages 12 & up with a minimum weight requirement starting at 80lbs. with a maximum of 230 lbs. 

 No exceptions.

Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to ride departure time to check in.

A $25 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking and will be applied to the remaining balance upon check in. Late arrivals exceeding the scheduled departure time are not tolerated and will be considered a 'no show' resulting in a full charge of the reservation.

 Cancellation of your reservation less than 24 hours prior to the start of your ride will result in a forfeiture of the full amount of the reservation.

*Call for Reservations*

Explore Black on your own horse, traversing our ski trails for one hour showcasing mountain views and our legendary New England style terrain. This ride is walking only with no trotting or running. It's a one hour ride that takes you up hills, through meadows, under chair lifts, and back down again all while providing excellent views of the surrounding mountains and ski area. Our trained guides show you the technique; no experience is necessary.


Pony Rides

Offered from 10:30-3:30, if staff is available.

Please call ahead to ensure horse availability as they might be on the trail

$25.00 per ride.

Appropriate for ages 3-11 yrs. A short horse ride with a walking guide around the base area, allowing for pictures and family members to come along. Approximately 8 to 10 minutes long. These rides are done one at a time, based on staff availability. 


Weather Dependent

What does weather dependent mean? Weather dependent covers a lot of conditions that one may not typically consider and these are primary due to one main factor: SAFETY! Safety is our utmost priority and because the trail ride is inclined for half the duration, heat and humidity are enormous factors. If the day is too hot or too humid, a ride may be cancelled for the safety and health of our horses. Consider how you would feel carrying 200lbs on your back transiting a mountain. Rain and thunderstorms are another huge consideration. The rain day of will lead to a ride cancellation but it may also lead to ride cancellations the next day. The trail the horses transit can often get muddy if it does not have an opportunity to dry out thoroughly. Muddy paths means the horses can slide, slip, or even lose a shoe in the mud, which will also make for an uncomfortable experience for the rider. Here at Black Mountain Stables we do our best to ensure you have the most incredible trail ride experience and in order to do so safety must always come first! If you experience a ride cancellation, we try our best to reschedule your party to best fit your schedule and availability. 

We thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation!

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