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Guided horseback rides are a great introduction to the sport or way to spend an afternoon with the family. From the trails on Mill Mountain (less than 5 minutes from downtown Roanoke) to the more than 40 miles of trails at Carvins Cove, the equestrian trails you’ll find in the Roanoke Region offer great opportunities to saddle up. Find a guide, join a group or club, and make sure to check out our horseback riding trail tips.

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  • Slocum’s Color Haven Appaloosa Ranch Expand Collapse

    Slocum’s Appaloosa Ranch is located on 118 beautiful rolling acres in Moneta. The ranch is home to Appaloosa and Draft Cross horses from newborn to retired seniors, some of which are over 40 years old.

    The ranch offers trail rides, English and Western riding lessons, summer camps, and pasture board.

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