Unlike other local horse trail businesses, Trail Rides of Ojai primarily uses rescue horses for its horseback riding trails and lessons.
Most of our horses have been rescued out of terrible situations: being starved, being beaten, and not receiving needed medical treatment. No living creature should ever be put in this situation. We find these horses, rescue them from their mistreatment, and rehabilitate them. During their rehabilitation, we give the horses special care (chiropractic and massage treatment, health supplements) and show them that we love them; our horses love us in return.
This forms an exceptionally strong bond with our horses, and a relationship of love and trust with them. Our horses take this love and pass it on to any rider they have, doing what they can to keep the rider safe and comfortable. There is nothing that makes our horses happier than to have happy riders.
This is what makes Trail Rides of Ojai different. We rescue horses, create a cultured loving bond, and we want our riders to see how beautiful and strong a rescued horse can be.