Mountain Trail Rides- Canaan Valley, West Virginia
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Over 4 years in the making, I am happy to say that I finally crossed a serious item off of my bucket list a few weeks ago. Many of you know that I reside in Virginia, but a huge piece of my heart is in West Virginia. My close family is here in VA, but WV is definitely a place that eases my soul. West Virginia is where my Dad’s family got its roots (post Germany), and I feel like I am at home there no matter where we roam.
I contacted Mountain Trail Rides looking to set up something to give them a review on the blog, and boy we got treated to some of the best horses, an amazing petting zoo and some of the most beautiful scenery that I have been around in ages.
Literally I could add 100 photos to this post, but that would be a lot of work for me and a lot of loading time for the readers, so I will collage the best of the best and go from there.
When we arrived I felt like we were treated like royalty. The staff was amazing and super helpful. There is a cute little gift shop and part of Jack’s VIP Barnyard Babies Petting Zoo trip featured him getting a t-shirt and the most adorable hat. He really felt like he was a celebrity..
There was quite a large group of people arriving for their horseback rides, but I never one time felt like there was a crowd there. The staff again made everyone feel comfortable, each horse was chosen for the rider and that made me feel really special as well. My horse was named Shadow and he was a real sweet guy.
I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect but the ride was smooth, the sights were amazing and the staff even stopped and took photos of the riders on their horses which made the whole trip a lot more personal. The one-hour ride was way more than I could have ever dreamed of and I would do it again in a heartbeat.
If you are ever in the Canaan Valley area of West Virginia, please stop in to visit Mountain Trail Rides. You will not be disappointed.