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Scenic Trail Rides on Black Mountain! 

2023 Trail Riding season ends on Columbus Day, Monday, October 9th! (weather permitting)

Trail Rides Available Daily 10 am - 4 pm, weather and staff permitting.

Reservations by Phone Required!


View the Beautiful Summer and Fall Landscape by Horseback and Experience an Adventure to Remember!!

Known for it's classic New England Skiing and Riding during the winter months, our slopes transform into scenic pastures and mountain trails during the summer. Explore our ski area on horseback and enjoy stunning mountain views, wildlife, and incredible foliage in the fall. 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! 


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. Kids too young for mountain rides (9 and below) love our pony rides. Please call ahead for pony rides as they are based on staff and horse availability.



Reservations are required.

Credit Card Required at Time of Reservation.

48 hours notice required to cancel or change reservation.

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

(website updated 9/29/2023)


Pony Rides


Pony Rides Depend Upon Staff and Horse Availability.

$25.00 per ride

Please CALL ahead to ensure availability! 

Drop-ins cannot be accommodated!

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

What to Know Before You Arrive...

Please wear closed toe shoes or boots with a heal.  Absolutely no flip flops, sandals, crocs or open toe shoes.
Helmets are required! We will provide you with one at no additional cost, or you may bring your own.
Long pants, jeans or leggins are highly encouraged for your comfort.
We recommend that you apply sunscreen and bug spray as desired.
Cell phones can easily distract you from your horse or drop along the ride.  We recommend that you keep them tucked away while on the trail.  Your guide will take many photos along the way!!
If you loved your ride and want to tip your guide, please do so in cash as we are unable to include gratuities on credit cards.  Thank you! 


Trail Rides
thru Monday, October 9th


Group Ride/1 hr: 

$85 per rider (max 4 riders)

Private Ride by Special Request/1 hr: 

$150 per rider (max 2 riders)

Departure Times Between 10am-4pm

-Trail Rides are WALKING only and are open to kids and adults 10 years old (some experience  preferred) & up with a minimum weight of 80 lbs and a maximum  weight of 215 lbs (depending on horse availability)!!

-All riders must be able to physically mount and dismount from their horse on their own with the use of a mounting block!!

-All riders under the age of 18 years-old must have a parent or guardian present.

-Release Forms for each rider must be completed at the start of the ride or click the link below to print and return with you on the day of your ride.  One release per rider:

Black Mountain Stables Release Form

-Please arrive 15 to 20 minutes prior to ride departure time to check in.

-Payment due at time of scheduling.

-Late arrivals (10 minutes or more) exceeding the scheduled departure time will not be accommodated and will be considered a 'no show'. 

-Changes or cancellation of your reservation less than 48 hours prior to the start of your ride will result in a forfeiture of the full amount of the reservation..


Explore Black on horseback with a one hour long trail ride.  We will traverse some of our ski trails while taking in the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and Valley. This ride is walking ONLY and takes you up hills, through meadows, under chair lifts, and back down again. Our trained guides and seasoned horses will show you the technique and help you along the way.  Truly a beautiful New England Experience!

Weather Dependent

Weather dependent covers a lot of conditions that one may not typically consider and these are primarily 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. Rain and thunderstorms are another huge consideration. While light or intermittent rain will usually not prompt a cancellation, heavy and steady rain will and may also lead to ride cancellations the following day or until the trails have a chance to dry up a bit.  The trail the horses transit can often get  very muddy if it does not have an opportunity to dry out thoroughly. Muddy paths means the horses can slide, slip, or lose a shoe in the mud, which will also make for an uncomfortable experience for the rider and dangerous for the horse. 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 will do our best to reschedule your party to best fit your schedule.  Any cancellations due to weather will result in a full reimbursement if a reschedule date is not possible.

We thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation!

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