What should I wear for horse riding?

No matter what the temperature is, always wear long pants or you will go home with rubbed legs and matted hairs on your legs if you don’t shave them.

What about footwear?

Most boots with a heel work when riding. We have some boots available for use but it’s better if you wear ones that fit your foot.

Do I need to have ridden before?

No, we cater for all levels of riders at Spring Creek Horse Rides. If you haven’t been horse riding before we will carefully match you to the appropriate horse and show you the basics to get you comfortable in the saddle. It’s only when you’re comfortable that we’ll head off through the bush.

What’s the youngest age a child can go on a trail ride?

We have a minimum age of seven as the shortest of our trail rides is one hour. Usually we will lead their horse from the leaders’ horse. We also offer led pony rides through the property if you wish to give the younger children exposure to horse riding. If younger than seven and they cope all right on the led pony ride, then there is a chance to try a one-hour ride.

Will I get to canter?

If you are a competent rider, there is plenty of opportunity to have a canter. We even sometimes get first-timers cantering if they show good balance and co-ordination.

Where do we ride?

Our property backs on to the Great Otway National Park. We ride out the back gate and could keep going for days.

The one and one-and-a-half-hour horse trail rides stay within the park area behind our property. Some of the longer horse riding tours cross Forrest Road.

Where is Spring Creek Horse Rides located?

Our address is 245 Portreath Road, Bellbrae. It’s signposted all the way from the Anglesea Road, both from the roundabout at Hendy Main Road and just after the roundabout at Bellbrae and from the roundabout at Forrest Road coming from Anglesea.

If you use a GPS, then type in Hendy Main Road or Gundrys Road, as Portreath Road will sometimes take you the wrong way.

If you do get lost, simply call us and we will help get you back on the right track.

How do we pay?

We accept cash, card or direct debit.

What happens if it’s raining?

If you decide you don’t want to ride in the rain, please let us know two hours before so we can give the horses the day in the paddock and our staff a sleep-in.

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