One way for almost every person to explore Tahoe Donner’s nearly 3,500 acres of open space mountain scenery is on horseback via more than 100 km of trails. During the summer season Tahoe Donner’s equestrian center offers a variety of guided rides for members of the homeowners association, their guests and the public. Choose from 1-hour to 2-hour trail rides, with the latter best suited for those with riding experience. For the 2- to 6-year-old set the center has pony rides with mom or dad leading the way. Private lessons are also available on weekends only. All rides and lessons require reservations, and helmets are required for all riders younger than 18 and recommended for those 18 and older. Long pants and closed-toe footwear are a must for horse and pony rides. An on-site shop stocks sunscreen, bug spray, water bottles and other horse-related accessories and souvenirs.
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