Better than lessons - you and your kids will appreciate a trail ride over boring arena circles any day! Riders will learn basic handling skills in a far more beautiful environment. Try a guided horseback ride along trails that wind through our lush forests. Great for riders of all ages and skill levels (kids to adults; beginner to advanced). This is a small privately owned ranch. All trail rides are guided at a "walk only" by an experienced and knowledgeable trail guide who leads riders in small groups of 1-4 riders. We specialize in confidence building. We ride rain or shine; we use comfy waterproof lap blankets to keep our riders warm and dry in poor weather conditions. We have a huge variety of ride types, from one half hour to all day rides, we'll even plan an overnight camping trip. Get more than just a trail ride, as we sponsor seasonal treat rides (egg hunt ride, trick n treat ride, candy cane ride, patriotic ride, and sweetheart ride) and riding in prize/raffle/poker rides sponsored by others. We also offer family or small group rides for birthdays, campfires, lunch/dinners, picnics, wine tasting (age appropriate), scavenger hunts, and more! We will design a special riding event for you. All riding is at a walk on trails suited to the rider skill level. Learn to ride as you enjoy our beautiful Washington forested trails, no more riding in circles in a boring arena! We can short ride local or haul our horses to any of the many local trailheads. We adjust our rides to rider needs and wants - we can ride flat trails to high back country in the mountains with amazing scenic views. Our horses are well mannered and easy to control, not sluggish or asleep. Every ride is unique, enjoyable, and fun! Plus there is always the thrilling possibility that the local wildlife might make an appearance; bunnies, eagle, deer, elk, bear, bobcat, etc. Contact us for trail riding rates. All riding fees are “time in the saddle”, no paying for the time it takes to brush groom and tack the horse. Horses are ready to ride when the rider arrives, unless the rider wants to participate/learn. Riding rates are reasonable and we have frequent rider discounts. Do you like free? We teach horse/riding care for free! Watch for our “open house” nights and ride for free. All ranch rules apply. Visit our website at www.EchoRiverRanch.com, , or call/text for price quotes. We have gift certificates too! We do lessons too, but why not enjoy the ride on a trail!