Gettysburg: Historic Battlefield Guided Tour on Horseback
- Small group
- Duration: 2 hours
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Our trail guide for the battle field was very knowledgeable and made the trip interesting and added humor rather than just droll on like some guides do. He was really good. The horse guide, and the outrider, were both very in tune to the riders, horses and the needs of all. Great job ladies! We loved the horses. My horse, Twister, was a "tailgater" (literally) but a very good boy. Just give him a little direction and he is great (I should add that I have had minimal experience with horses). My husband has never been around horses and he is now hooked. I have been trying to get him to do a trail ride for years and he always resisted. I finally insisted we do this at Gettysburg and it was great. We are now both looking forward to more trail rides in the future. (He rode Ulysses, also a bit of a tailgater but a great horse). Regardless if you have no experience with horses or a lot of experience; know very little about the Battle of Gettysburg or know a lot; you will like this tour!
Arrived at meet up location to find horses saddled up and ready to be distributed to riders. Sign in was efficient and informative. Be prepared with riders liability waivers filled out and signed in your email communication with vendor (Inadvertently, I completely missed this step through email communication, but was able to complete the on-line forms and submit on the spot). You are in charge of properly sizing the provided helmet, so make adequate time for this step. Bring along a water bottle (2-hour ride without stops); your horse is outfitted with a bottle holder. Also, since there are no potty-stops on this excursion, think about taking care of those needs ahead of time at the Campground port-a-potty. Members of my group had never before been on a horse. The instructions and supervision given by the staff were very good for these first-time riders (ages 8 and 10). The day was perfect for a trail ride. The guide was amazing in his monologue of battlefield events.
This is a fantastic tour and an amazing way to see the battlefield. The horses were very well trained and the ride was perfect. I loved the combination of the history, views, and riding the horse! Very informed guide who told excellent stories based on historical facts.
We were beginner riders and were happy to see how well trained the horses were! We felt super safe with the staff on the ride with us- helping and giving direction. Tour guide was great though hard to pay attention to at points when directing the horse
Loved horseback riding through the battlegrounds... the hide guide was super knowledgeable and did a great job while on horseback. I can't wait to do it again.