Locate Smoky Mountain area horseback riding stables and start your vacation adventure when you saddle up in the Tennessee Smokies!
Horseback riding in the Smoky Mountains is very popular with several horse riding stables located throughout Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville and two riding stables located in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Cades Cove and Sugarlands areas).
Most Smoky Mountain riding stables offer guided trail rides, there may be a few left offering unguided trail rides. Don't worry if you have little to no riding experience, be sure to honestly share your level of riding skill with your trail guide to ensure you and the correct horse are married up for that perfect ride in the saddle. Many horse trails meander through valleys and some travel along mountainsides. Your trail guides will check weather, trail and other safety issues prior to the first trail ride of the day. Trail guides report throughout the day, as trail conditions are subject to change and horseback safety is paramount.
Prices and policies, along with hours of operation, vary from one horse stable to the other. Riders weight, children's sizes, riding double, trail ride lengths and levels of skill are all governed by each stable's policy. Calling ahead to schedule your ride (especially groups of any size) is normally required. Some horse riding stables can accommodate handicap individuals and very small children, this is a great opportunity to ask any additional questions you may have and ensure all policies are met by everyone in your group.
Pigeon Forge only has one horse drawn carriage in the city, Heritage Carriage Rides in Pigeon Forge's Walden's Landing. These Pigeon Forge carriage rides appear to be the only continuously operating carriage rides in any of the Tennessee Smoky Mountain cities. These carriages aren't your grandma's horse and buggy ride, they are elaborately lighted and decorated horse drawn carriages in the white Princess style, with one or two large horses and a stately dressed driver at the reigns. Seasonally there are hayrides offered in Gatlinburg and other Smoky Mountain area farms (tractor or horse drawn).
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