Exclusive Trail Rides
VS Equine LLC offers exclusive guided horseback tours throughout beautiful Siskiyou county. Come explore some of the finest, most scenic trails with spectacular lakes, rivers and unparalleled views found anywhere in the world.
We take pride in our well cared for horses and mules and are available to suit riders from beginners to advanced. Rides are by reservation only. We can take you out solo, or can typically accommodate up to six riders on one tour but special arrangements can be made for larger groups. We also offer longer more advanced tours for more advanced equestrians and can even pack gear in for hikers and invite the non-equestrian hiker to join us on a trail with the option of having your gear/lunch packed in for you.
1 hour horseback tour - $85 per horse/mule
1.5 hour horseback tour - $110 per horse/mule
2 hour horseback tour - $160 per horse/mule
2+ hour horseback tour - $280 (minimum of 2 riders)
Destination Rides also available at a slightly higher fee due to travel costs: (minimum of 2 riders)
Faery Falls - $145 per horse/mule (minimum of 2 riders)
Lake Siskiyou - $145 per horse/mule (minimum of 2 riders)
Shastina North (1.5-2 hr) - $215 (minimum of 3 riders)
2 hour McCloud River Trail- $225 (minimum of 3 riders)
4 hour McCloud River Trail - $285 (minimum of 3 riders)
PCT Rides - $290.00 (minimum of 3 riders)
Sisson Callahan Trail - Call for quote (minimum of 3 riders)
**Gratuities always appreciated, if you enjoyed your tour!!
(Other destination rides can be available, call to inquire)
What You Need to Know
*Maximum number of people allowed on Horseback Tours is 6 people.
* Minimum age of rider is 8 years old (younger riders by approval only).
* All riders will be required to wear a riding helmet.
* Long pants are strongly advised.
* Absolutely NO sandals or flip flops are allowed, closed toe shoes or boots required.
* Strict 48 hour Cancellation policy enforced.
* Arrivals more than 15 minutes late may forfeit the ride and will still be charged.
* Tours by reservation only, please call 530-925-2608.
* Maximum weight of rider is 240 pounds, any weight over 240 will be by approval only.
* Arrangements for the actual location of ride, will be made at time of reservation.
* Single riders only per horse/mule - no double riding.
* Children under age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult
* No backpacks are allowed, we do have small saddle bags for a few small personal items
*Absolutely no riding while under the influence of any alcohol, drugs or substance and positively no smoking or drinking is allowed on the premises, off premises or while on a horse.
Prepare for Your Ride
WHAT TO BRING:
*Closed toes shoes are a must (no sandals or flip flops of any kind) Boots highly recommended
*Highly Recommend Long Pants
*Plan for weather (jacket, hat or cap, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc)
*We provide the helmets and helmets are mandatory for ALL riders
*We can provide a small saddle bag to store your items
*Water and/or a snack, especially for children
*Extra Cash if you wish to tip your guide, they really do appreciate it! (10-20% is standard)
Pack Stock $250/day
Saddle Animal $250/day
Packer (includes horse) $350/day
Assistant Packer (includes horse) $300/day
Mileage to location is dependent on location
Max weight on pack animals is 150 pounds.
Your Safety is Our Priority
Your safety and comfort are our utmost concern. Our guides are mature, skilled professionals, certified in first aid and CPR. Your guide will give you a short lesson on controlling your horse and safety procedures will be explained in detail prior to and during the trip. If the guides determine that you do not have the ability to control the horse or follow direction, you may not be allowed on the ride. There is NO loping allowed on the trails. Because of the inherent risks involved with any outdoor activity, we are required to have you sign an acknowledgment of risk and release of liability before your trip. For destination rides, you will meet at our facility to fill out the necessary paperwork and then you can follow the horse trailer to the trail head that you will depart from. We do have a 24 hour cancellation policy, any no show will be charged the full amount. Please let us know if you will be running late. If you are more than 15 minutes late, there is NO guarantee that the guide will wait for you and you will be charged the full ride price for your booked reservation.
Participants in our horseback tours must be able to:
*Have the ability to quickly and accurately follow verbal and/or visual instructions.
*Mount and dismount the horse independently or with the assistance of a mounting aid or companion.
*Remain seated and balanced in the saddle while the horse is moving.
*Be able to independently direct the horse to move forward, turn left and right, and stop.
*Move independently up or down a trail or road, or cross-country, in areas with rocks, live and dead vegetation and other natural obstacles.
*Enter, sit stable, and exit the transport vehicle independently or with the assistance of a companion.
*Weigh less than 240 pounds.
Our guides are mature, skilled professionals, certified in First Aid and CPR. Your guide will give you a short lesson on controlling your horse and safety procedures will be explained in detail prior to and during the trip.
Tegan Thomason was born and raised in California with a love for the equine world. Tegan competed across all disciplines while growing up. She has won multiple obstacle courses, Kernville Mule and Donkey Days Reserve Champion Youth Mule, along with a more recent win of a Gymkhana series, and more. Over the past 6 years her attention shifted to training horses and working with mustangs. Along with this, Tegan enjoys roping, ranch work, and giving lessons.
McCloud River Falls
Castle Crags State Park
Pacific Crest Trailwww.pcta.org/
Lake Siskiyou Resort
Shasta Trinity National Forest
Trinity Alps Wilderness
Marble Mountains Wilderness