You don’t need to live on a ranch to spend quality time with foals and fillies. Whether you’re after good old-fashioned hard work or a therapeutic experience with these intuitive creatures, getting back in the saddle is just a trot away. The Wild West lives on at Rawhide Ranch in Bonsall, where you can learn to handle horses and maintain a working ranch. Kids can live the ranch life during summer and winter camps, or the whole family can visit for family camps and weekend experiences.
In Lakeside, The Magic Horse Therapeutic Riding Center provides horse-assisted activities for kids with disabilities. Learning to groom, feed, and ride Ka Lio, Price, Fire, and Clem is a good way to bolster physical and emotional strength and confidence.