We offer a range of trail riding options for varying levels of experience from complete beginners upwards. Our horses are calm and quiet, ensuring a safe, comfortable ride. Groups are small and all rides are accompanied by a qualified leader.
HOURLY TRAIL RIDES
Tailored to suit all levels of experience, and age. Ride straight out the gate and into the forest. See native animals, birds and wonderful wildflowers in season.
Prices vary according to length of trail ride.
A beautiful ride through the forest and along the historic Golden Pipeline to the Chidlow Tavern, escorted by an experienced guide. Tie the horses to the hitching rail and go in for a hearty pub meal and a drink. Spend an hour over lunch before re-mounting your steed and riding back to Forge Farm. This is our most popular ride, and is ideal for small groups celebrating a special occasion. Non-riders are welcome to join their friends for the pub meal.
Duration: Approx. 3 hours (including eating time)
A two day residential camp suitable for children (ages 7 and up). Includes lessons, trail rides, grooming competitions, quizzes, learning how to saddle up, gymkhana and as much as we can fit into the two days.
Duration: 2 days (during school holiday break)
TRAILS FOR TINY TOTS
A popular activity for younger children. Put your child on a Forge Farm pony and walk with us whilst we lead them through the forest for a one hour ride. This activity is flexible and, should they prefer it, parents can ride along with us whilst we walk with the children.
Duration: 60 minutes
This ride is for one hour through the forest with each guest on their own pony/horse. On return to Forge Farm the birthday child is trotted around the arena on Twix the birthday Pony, whilst the group sings happy birthday - The louder you sing the faster she trots!
Then it is time for a carrot for the ponies and a horse shoe for the kids (horse shoes not always available but we do our best).
Duration: 90 minutes
Spend a morning at Forge Farm to get an idea of the responsibility involved in owning a pony of your own. You are taught the safest way to groom, feed, lead, saddle and unsaddle your pony and muck out the yard. As a reward for the hard work there is an hour long riding lesson included in this package.
Duration: 3 hours (selected mornings during school holidays)
FETTLER'S CROSSING - A RURAL RETREAT
Fettler’s Crossing is located in Wooroloo, 12 kms from Forge Farm and linked by the beautiful KEP track. The name is derived from the Fettlers who worked the railway line that once ran past the farm.
The steel lines have been gone for over 50 years leaving only the track which winds through the hills, and is used by walkers, cyclists and horse riders.
CLICK HERE to see the full list of Fettler's Crossing activities we offer.