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How much does it cost to ride a horse on Mackinac Island? In addition to paved roads traveled by horse-drawn carriages, Mackinac Island is home to many miles of dirt trails that are perfect for horseback riding. It costs about $50 per hour to ride a saddle horse.
How old do you have to be to ride a horse on Mackinac Island? We are only able to accommodate riders under 250 pounds. Children must be at least 10 years old and 50 inches tall in order to ride with us. Riding helmets are an important safety accessory for horseback riding and we encourage you to wear them. We have helmets available for your use.
Can you ride your own horse on Mackinac Island? There are lots of options for riding horses on Mackinac Island. A narrated horse-drawn carriage tour is just one way. You can also take the reins of your own private horse-drawn carriage, or go horseback riding through town or on some of the 70-plus miles of trails through Mackinac Island State Park.
Does Mackinac Island have wild horses? More than 500 horses are on Mackinac Island during peak season. Mackinac Island Carriage Tours has the largest working draft horse herd in the world and during peak season have between 350 and 400 draft horses.