For $35, you get an approximately two-hour guided trail ride at Cornerstone Ranch (a $70 value). Cornerstone Ranch is located about 60 miles from Boston in Princeton, MA.
Cornerstone Ranch is situated on 24 acres of woods and meadows in central Massachusetts. Savor the colors and smells of a New England autumn astride a steed with the two-hour guided trail ride, which is led by Sue Connell, the farm's owner. Sue draws on more than 20 years of riding experience as she instructs you on the basics of mounting your safe, tranquil horse and riding it through Cornerstone's winding trails. No need to dust off old chaps or practice your gallop, because Cornerstone Ranch has a horse fit for any size or experience level of rider. Call ahead at least 48 hours in advance for a reservation. Cornerstone Ranch typically limits their trail rides to two to three children—if there are more children, they will either split up the ride or structure the ride like a birthday party.
Riders must be at least eight years old. There is a weight limit of 260 pounds per person.
- Cornerstone Ranch is #1! With calm, safe horses and great instruction, it would be hard to find a better place to ride. The Connells are good people. – Gary Shamel, Facebook
- Thank you so much for the wonderful trail ride yesterday. We had such a great time, and learned so much. You are a wonderful instructor and lots of fun too! We hope to come back and see you real soon! – Lisa & Fred
Situated on 24 acres of woods and meadows in central Massachusetts, Cornerstone Ranch allows riders to savor New England's breathtaking foliage year-round with lessons, camps, and rides through scenic terrain. Owner Sue Connell and her family prep their fleet of horses with exhaustive training and pesticide-free fly-control practices, making the steeds even safer to ride than Smokey the Bear. Sue steers horse-drawn sleighs during winter months and gangs astride steeds during warmer weather, leading fellow riders through a labyrinth of woodsy trails. She and an equally experienced instructor helm riding lessons for all levels year-round and fold the same principles into weeklong summer camps. The camps cater to beginner and advanced equestrians alike, teaching kids how to catch, lead, tie up, groom, and outfit horses with bridles and saddles before mounting and riding them into kid-sized sunsets. Daily schedules consist of two rides, including group excursions and trail jaunts. At week's end, equestrians flaunt their new skills at a horse show for friends and parents.