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Heartland of Georgia SC Ranch Getaway

Heartland of Georgia SC Ranch Getaway

Tack: Western
Horses: Paint, Quarter, Appaloosa
Pace: Moderate with trots and short canters - riding up to 4 hrs a day. 9:15 & 2:15 (up to two hours each, guided or on your own at wrangler's discretion)
| Walk | Trot | Canter |
Level: Riding Level (Click for legend) (2 to 4 out of 5)    Novice+ - Intermediate for self guided
Age: Min 9 for riding / 3 nr
Weight: Max 250 lbs
Riders: Min 2 riders Max 8 riders

Riding Program
Horses are matched for novice and experienced riders alike at the beginning of each ride, and lessons are available. Guests are encouraged to continue to ride the same horse throughout their stay by requesting them at the beginning of each ride, but no guarantees can be made. Two trail rides are arranged per day, one in the morning (9:15 a.m.) and one in the afternoon (2:15 p.m.). Guests on are welcome to ride up to 2 hours per riding session. You'll be encouraged to groom and help tack the horses for a true hands-on and bonding experience. Whether you want to ride lazily across beautiful open pastures or trot through lush wooded trails, the Ranch can accommodate your needs.
Lessons available upon request for an extra fee.
The ranch was names by Travel and Leisure magazine as "One of America's Best Dude Ranches".

Is this a nose-to-tail ride?
Good question and tough to answer. We've yet to figure out how to get the horses to ride tail-to-tail or head-to-head. It's also not a wise idea to attempt to ride abreast in wooded trails. We do ride in small groups of two to seven riders. Smaller groups of this size can be quite versatile on the trails. When appropriate, riders may trot and canter as well. In a literal sense the horses will inevitably ride nose-to-tail, but you'll find our riding program to have more liberties than most.

Age Limit
Riders must be 9 years or older to ride on their own on the open trails.
Children under 9 are on "limited/restricted riding".  The restriction means that they are only eligible to ride tandem (double) with a parent, or ride solo via lead line in the parents care in one of the arenas. They may also have some riding in a corral using the parent's horse time. So, if a parent rides doubled for 1.5 hours out of a possible 2 hours, they may use the last 30 minutes in a corral for the child under the parent’s supervision ... and or lead line.
Since most children in this restricted age group are not ready for this responsibility, we don't charge them for it.  However, at the parents' discretion, one may upgrade a younger child to the older children's rate (ages 9-15) to gain full riding privileges. 

Our ranch is home to over 150 horses. We specialize in quality breeding stock, young stock, and safe trail horses for every level. The majority of our horses are registered APHA, AQHA, ApHC, or POA. Over 2 dozen foals are born on the ranch each spring. Horses are assigned based on riders' ability and preferences.  Guests are even welcome to bring their own horse if they so desire. 

All riding is done in Western tack and saddles for our program.  Riders are welcome to bring their own Western or English saddle if the wish, but naturally our bridle and bit must be used.
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Heartland of Georgia SC Ranch Getaway
Tour Code: GRGA01-4
5 days / 4 nights ~$935.00
Dates : Available all Year

Trip Rating :
Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

Online Reservation

Season Seasons  Min / MaxReserve
B 2021 01/01 - 01/04 5d / 4n 5 day ranch, AP (mid) 2 /8 Reserve
C 2021 01/05 - 02/11 5d / 4n 5 day ranch, AP (low: dinner... 2 /8 Reserve
B 2021 02/12 - 03/25 5d / 4n 5 day ranch, AP (mid) 2 /8 Reserve
A 2021 03/26 - 04/10 5d / 4n 5 day ranch, AP (high) 2 /8 Reserve
B 2021 04/11 - 05/27 5d / 4n 5 day ranch, AP (mid) 2 /8 Reserve
A 2021 05/28 - 07/03 5d / 4n 5 day ranch, AP (high) 2 /8 Reserve
B 2021 07/04 - 09/30 5d / 4n 5 day ranch, AP (mid) 2 /8 Reserve
A 2021 10/01 - 10/23 5d / 4n 5 day ranch, AP (high) 2 /8 Reserve
B 2021 10/24 - 11/27 5d / 4n 5 day ranch, AP (mid) 2 /8 Reserve
C 2021 11/28 - 12/16 5d / 4n 5 day ranch, AP (low: dinner... 2 /8 Reserve
B 2021 12/17 - 12/31 5d / 4n 5 day ranch, AP (mid) 2 /8 Reserve
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Tack: Western
Horses: Paint, Quarter, Appaloosa
Pace: Moderate with trots and short canters ...
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
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