I always move at the student’s pace, feeling comfortable and confident while being mounted is an important key in riding safety as well. Once students are mounted we work on proper seating for balance, control of the horse and most important ... View Profile.
Serves Tucson, AZ 9 years in business I offer different levels of school horses for dressage, jumping and western riding.
It's A Cinch Horsemanship, LLC is a child and Teen's Riding Program for ages 5 and up. We offer English and Western riding lessons, show opportunities and coaching, and an in-house 4-H club.
Our goal is to not only teach kids riding safety and horsemanship skills, but also how to be good sportsmen and great friends. Our lessons center around teaching progressive riding skills while also teaching our riders to be respectful and courteous to their horses (a skill which often comes in handy in others aspects of life!).
Serves Tucson, AZ 5 years in business I use a variety of teaching methods: hands on, philosophical, and analysis, for instance.
The fundamentals of horse keeping, feeding, care and basic knowledge. We love solving problems, training issues of either horse and or rider.
Gradual incline for the first part, then more moderate switchbacks to the ridge. Rather than crossing the Hugh Norris trail and going down the other side, I just walked a bit up the Hugh Norris before turning around.
View Angel's RecordingView Artist's Recording Worth stopping here to eat lunch then do because of great picnic area, not necessarily the best view and you can’t really get close to the rocks. View Catherine's Recording Great trail my 4-year-olds enjoyed the animal signs and prints.
View Eliza's Recording Chelsey Kate reviewed Brown Mountain Trail via Brown Mountain Picnic Area I hiked clockwise which I recommend because you get the uphill portions done first.
View Chelsey's Recording Sara Block reviewed King Canyon Trail to Watson Peak View Joshua's Recording Nice desert hike.
Not too much elevation gain, but pretty views of Tucson and the Tortoises. Short and sweet, good if you don’t have a lot of time, but still want to get out.
View Tom's Recording Started out intending to hike the Coyote /Ruiz Wash trails. I decided to get away from the noise and hiked to Hope Camp and back instead.
Horseback riding is as much a part of Tucson and Southern Arizona as cactus, Wildcat basketball, and sweet, salty, transcendent margaritas. Whether you choose a half-day solo jaunt or longer group ride, you can't beat seeing the Sonoran Desert by horseback to open your heart and mind to the American West.
Experience a romanticized, entertaining view at Western-themed attractions with rides, shopping, and dining: Trail Dust Town boasts Wild West stunt shows, a military... Read More. Explore the most popular horseback riding trails in Tucson Mountain Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
David Yeoman Trail Tucson Mountain Park Length: 11.9 mi • Est. Named after David Yeoman, Ph.D. (a research social scientist and host of “The Desert Speaks”), this hike gets you out of the city and into the southern peaks of the Tucson Mountain Range.
The first section of the trail crosses a sandy creek bed many times as you make your way to the ruins of Bowen Ranch. Heading down the trail, you cross a saddle that begins a descent into a large valley.
Once you reach the southern-most part of the trail, you begin a climb west to another valley that sits at the base of Golden Gate Mountain. Golden Gate Trail Tucson Mountain Park Length: 3.2 mi • Est.
Cougar Trail Tucson Mountain Park Length: 6 mi • Est. The Cougar trail starts at pullout K15, across Kinney road from the parking area.
The whole trail basically follows a utility easement and is usually a well-defined unpaved service road. After this wash, there are some good climbs, with the last revealing a view of the Tucson Desert Museum, and the highest spot on the trail.
The Tucson Mountains are your backdrop most of the time, with some good sweeping views of the valley. Also, some dense underbrush in the washes and behind the Archery Range (The trail runs the backside of that).
Our Professional wranglers would like to invite you to enjoy a trail ride through the wonder of a Sonoran Desert sunset on horseback. Climb the mountain trails as you take in the fresh air and a view filled with endless blue sky, Saguaro Cactus among lots of other species, and glimpses of other wildlife.
Reservations Long Pants Closed Toes Shoes Ball Cap or Visor Bottled Water BRING A CAMERA! Cancellations at least 96 hours before the ride Due to insurance recommendations, we ask you to notify us of any riders that may exceed 225 pounds.
SAGUARO NATIONAL PARK HISTORY On March 1, 1933, in the last days of his presidency, Herbert Hoover signed a Proclamation establishing Saguaro National Monument in the nearly empty desert, 15 miles east of the sleepy town of Tucson. Wrenched by the Great Depression and awaiting a new administration, few in Washington paid any attention to Hoover’s action.
But it was a victory for both botanists and boosters in Arizona who’d worked for years to protect this grandest stand of saguaros. It was in 1920 that members of the Natural History Society of the University of Arizona first expressed interest in preserving a stand of the West’s most iconic plant species.
Already famous from countless silent movie westerns, the saguaro was high on everyone’s list as a symbol of the frontier. He envisioned a vast outdoor laboratory, ranging from the cactus-studded desert to the pine-wreathed mountains, free from human disturbance and studied by generations of student.
Although Shanty succeeded in purchasing some cactus acreage with University funds, it was clear that other means were necessary. After heated discussions the U.S. Forest Service reluctantly signed on, as long as they kept control and cattle grazing continued.
The National Park Service, charged with preserving vistas of grand landscapes and objects of scientific interest, sent the Superintendent of Yellowstone, Roger Toll, on a winter trip to the desert. Frank Hitchcock, publisher of the local Citizen newspaper, active in the business community, and influential in Republican politics, knew the time was ripe for action in Washington.
A Visitor Center opened in the 1950s and important scientific research brought a fuller understanding of the saguaro life cycle by 1970. Finally, after setting aside vast areas as wilderness, Congress elevated Saguaro to National Park status in 1994.