D & K Ranch is a small local horse ranch that offers horse back riding on the Finger Lakes National Forest trails.
Our focus is on the rider and the horse. We keep our groups small and we are able to work with the comfort of the rider and change our ride, time and directions based on what is available for the rider.
Our goal in creating D & K Ranch is to not only enjoy our favorite pastime, but to also build and share the connection that people can have with horses.
To have a chance to learn and understand horses. There is far more to riding than you might expect. There are benefits beyond simple enjoyment; physically, mentally and emotionally, self confidence and the belief in yourself and what you can do. We will do this through...
We will help you communicate to the horse you choose.
This is what horses look for...we will help you...show the horse what you would like to see happen.
You will be working with a horse who will act as your partner to reach your goals.
Understanding that the horse trusts you to keep them on the right path.
"Patience, consistency and understanding must come from us before we look for it in a horse"
Maximum Drifter is a great horse all around; working cow horse. Loves to go out for day rides and will respond to any direction given by the rider. Max is very in tune with the rider and his surroundings.
aka Windy Wind Chime, L.B. is a very calm and collected guy. He loves to walk! Can be good for a new rider if you are unsure about riding.
Don't let Tormenta's name fool you...she is very kind and attentive to the rider. Tormy came to us last summer. She is a retired Cornell polo horse. Very well trained and still enjoys going out for a ride.
aka Curious George, Dakota is a great, all around guy..always wondering what is going to happen next. Really loves attention!
A very sweet horse that has had a very interesting life. Power has had colic surgery at Cornell. Then due to an injury he had 1 eye removed. He also has a tattoo...so at one time he was on the track. Now Power is a trusting gentle horse that likes going out but not too far. He is only ridden by the owners at D&K Ranch
Our youngest Member to D&K Ranch, Silverado is very sweet and just wants to do the right thing.
Rusty is spending the winter at D&K Ranch..a really great guy for beginners as he enjoys going out with the group and following along
Guided trail ride through our 30 acre wooded trail system. We will match you with your horse and start with a small obstacle course then venture through a winding wooded area and a short stroll on a seasonal road.
Ride out from Backbone Horse Camp along a trail that is good for those who would like to walk and enjoy the scenery. Stroll by cattle pastures and through wooded trails.
We have 2 choices of trails depending on the pace you are comfortable with- ride out from Backbone Horse Camp or from D&K Ranch over terrain that is a little more challenging with a pace that involves walking and trotting.
Tent, bedding included along with dinner over a campfire. Relax under the stars and wake up with coffee and light breakfast to ride out by 9am. Reservations required
D&K Ranch is located on a seasonal road, so to find the best route or roads from North and South take the least seasonal roads possible.