What type of saddles do you ride in?
We use Western saddles for all of our trail rides. Our horsemanship lessons offer English and Western saddles.
Is the ride nose to tail?
We encourage riders to spread out and enjoy their horse!
What if I'm only a beginner?
We take all levels of riders. We give a pre-ride orientation to everyone, so that you are familiar with certain terms and comfortable with your horse.
Are there height-to-weight ratios?
Yes there are. Please call for details or click here to view a chart.
Is the ride walking only? Can we run the horses?
Yes, The Waterfall Picnic Ride, the Ride 'N Glide, and the 1.5 hour Paniolo Ride are walking only. Safety is our main concern! If one horse trots off, so may the rest. We have various riding levels on this tour, so beginner riders would be at a disadvantage. If you would like to do more than walk, you may want to book a private ride.
Can we run the horses on the private ride?
The guide determines what would be best for the rider. However, most private rides can do more than a walk.
Can we ride on the beach?
The State of Hawaii does not allow commercial horseback riding on the beach.
What if it rains?
We go out rain or shine. We have rain jackets on the back of every saddle. We will cancel a ride if we think it’s unsafe.
Can my child and I double up and ride together on one horse?
Adults and children ride separately. Each rider has his/her own horse. Children must be a minimum of 8 years old to trail ride. Our horsemanship lessons take children as young as 4 years old.
I’m pregnant. Can I still ride?
Pregnant women are not allowed to ride.
How difficult is the hike?
We suggest that the guest be active and physically fit for a short, steep hike with a small rock climb.
What's the difference between Princeville Ranch and other riding adventures?
Princeville Ranch is a working cattle ranch. Guests get to ride through cattle or view them. The history of the ranch speaks of its longevity and productivity. Princeville Ranch is one of the oldest continually worked cattle ranches in the United States. There are mountain and ocean views, on 2,500 acres.
How many people will be on my ride?
One guide can escort 7 guests. If the ride is 8 or more, we will add another guide. Most rides are 6-7 guests.
We have a really big group. Can all of us go together on one ride?
Yes, large groups are welcome! Just be sure to call well in advance.
Are we riding up to the mountains? Are there any cliffs? Is it rocky?
We ride through our pastures. The terrain is generally flat, with some hilly areas. The footing is grassy with some areas of red clay and dirt. We do not ride up into the mountains, but we do enjoy beautiful mountain and ocean views.
What kind of horses do you have?
We have quarter horses and quarter/draft crosses. All of our horses are geldings.