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Kids Horseback Riding Vacations

C Lazy U makes horseback riding accessible for kids of all ages during your family horseback riding vacation, all year round. We divide kids into groups based on age: Teens, Mustangs (ages 6-12), and Cowpokes (ages 3-5). We assure that horseback riding for kids with be one of the most memorable experiences.


Teens (Ages 13-17)

Teens have an action packed week filled with great adventures when they’re part of a Colorado vacation at C Lazy U ranch. From whitewater rafting trips to riding to the reservoir and going swimming, the teens get to enjoy the best of riding and camp-like activities at the same time.

teens riding the trails at C Lazy U in the summer

Mustangs (Ages 6-12)

Mustangs are assigned their own personal horse for the week. Throughout the week the kids will develop their riding skills with great leadership from their experienced counselors. Horseback rides are filled with adventure as they visit the ranch outlaw’s hideaway, Shorty’s Cabin, and make the myth of Blue Dot Forest come to life.

A child getting riding instructions from  a counselor at C Lazy U Ranch

Cowpokes (Ages 3-5)

The cowpokes don’t get their own horse yet but are able to be led by our ranch pony named Katie. A unique treat is getting pulled in a carriage behind our Sicilian donkey. These experiences will make them fall in love your annual family vacation in Colorado’s Wild West.

Small child enjoying a pony ride during their vacation at C Lazy U

For more on the overall experience for kids and teens at C Lazy U, visit the Kids Program page.

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Only at C Lazy U Ranch can you experience the authentic thrill and freedom of the West as you escape by horseback into 8,500 acres of untouched, jaw-dropping, natural American beauty. Whether you’re a seasoned rider, just starting out, or looking for a little refresher, C Lazy U has the perfect horseback riding experience — … Continued

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“Guest ranch above and beyond outstanding”

What more would you want - incredible beauty all around you, 140 staff to 80 guests, very spacious rooms, attentive and friendly staff, horse riding twice a day, fishing, hiking, mountain biking! Food was fabulous. Cowboy coffee at 7:00 in the morning was a must... The kids program was amazing.

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