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Equestrian Activities at RBR




Trail Riding:

One of the best ways to view the scenic wonder of Redbeard's Ranch is on horseback.  Our gentle horses will carry you through the meadows, over the creeks and along the woodland trails for a guided Ozark trail ride to remember.  

Our trails are designed to accommodate riders at any skill level.  Each session includes "Horsemanship 101" ... an introduction to your horse along with some "driver's" training in the saddle.  Formal riding lessons emphasizing balanced seat and rider confidence are also available by reservation.

Riding Lessons:

RBR now offers riding lessons for riders of all ages and disciplines (barrels, poles, jumping up to 4', Western / English, Pleasure and Horsemanship).  Our trails provide beginner to advanced challenge on 295 acres of Ozark hill country. 

Carrie Erickson, RBR riding instructor, grew up around horses in northern Minnesota.  She was riding horses before she could walk.  She participated in 4H, showing western and, at 17, she joined the United States Pony Club and fell in love with jumping.  She went on to attend the Rocky Mountain College for Equestrian Studies in Billings, Montana.  In addition to teaching riding lessons at RBR, she currently rides the trails in Missouri National Forrests, competes in local cattle sorting and belongs to several local riding clubs where she runs barrels, poles and pleasure classes.

Equestrian Camping:

If you prefer to bring your own horse, we can accommodate day rides or overnight horse camping.  Relax and enjoy a peaceful ride on 295 acres of Ozark wilderness surrounded by riverfront and conservation land.  Large groups and special events may be accommodated by advanced reservation.













Kiddie Rides are an excellent option for younger riders.  Gentle horses are hand-led by employees while a parent walks along beside the rider.








Guided Trail Riding Rules

  • Trail rides include pre-instruction and will start on time.  Late arrivals will be excluded from participation and are not eligible for refunds.

  • No alcohol.  Riders who demonstrate inebriated or unruly behavior will be excluded from participation.

  • Minimum age is 8 years old.

  • The number of participants will depend upon available horses.  Maximum group size will not exceed 8 riders. 

  • Riders may not weigh in excess of 275 pounds.

  • No doubles riding.   

  • Waiver of Liability required.

  • Riders must walk horses in single file and stay with the group.

  • The Trail Master's word is law and must be obeyed without question or discussion.

  • No shorts, sandals or bare feet.

  • No dogs.

  • Children under age 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

  • Riders under age 18 must wear a helmet.

  • Children who participate in Kiddie Rides must be accompanied by an adult who will be required to walk beside the horse and rider.

  • Trail rides are scheduled for one hour and kiddie rides are scheduled for 15 minutes.  Requests for rides of longer duration will require payment of an additional fee.

  • Reservation and prepayment are required.  See reservation page for reservation and inclement weather policies.


Riding Schedule


Guided Trail Rides:  9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM

Kiddie Rides: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Lessons:  Call to schedule































Camping, fishing, canoeing, horseback riding and hunting at Redbeard's Ranch on the Niangua River.

Redbeard's Ranch

30075 Marigold Drive

Lebanon Mo.  65536

417-533-REDS (7337)

For information: Redbeard@RedbeardsRanch.com