Ranch Rules & Info

For Your Safety

We reserve the right to refuse service if we have ANY concerns regarding your safety, the safety of others, or the safety of our animals and property.

Minimum Age for a horseback rider: 7 years old.

No Expectant Mothers

Height & Weight Limit:

We use Height-to-Weight Proportion Chart to determine whether or not it is safe for you to ride. The final decision is at the sole discretion of the ranch. See our Height-to-Weight Proportion Chart.

Helmets are mandatory for riders under 18, recommended for those over 18. We supply helmets if you do not bring your own.

No drug or alcohol allowed on the premises.

We reserve the right to refuse a horseback ride to anyone who smells of alcohol, or anyone who seems to be “under the influence”.

While On Horseback

You must wear long pants, which completely cover the ankles. You must also wear completely enclosed shoes. No open-toes heels, or top of the foot, no heel higher than ½ inch.

No smoking, eating, or drinking.

No cell phones, cameras, backpacks, fanny packs, or carry-ons of any kind. Please, no loose clothing or clothing tied around your waist or around the saddle.

Thank you for following our rules. They are for your safety.

About Us

Sea Horse Ranch offers guided horseback riding on the Coastal Equestrian Trail and Half Moon Bay’s Poplar Beach. All rides are appropriate for first time, moderately experienced, and experienced riders. We open daily at 8am and closing times vary with seasonal changes. We may also close due to severe inclement weather and/or extremely poor trail conditions, for safety reasons. Online reservations are required.